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Entertainment of Tuesday, 21 April 2020


Coronavirus: Gospel musicians doing their best - Patience Nyarko

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Gospel musician Patience Nyarko has refuted claims that Ghanaian gospel musicians have not done much to help the poor and vulnerable in society in the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gospel musician was speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo on Entertainment Capital on Accra 100.5FM, Saturday, 18 April 2020.

The ‘Obi nyanime’ maker told show host Nana Romeo that: “Not everybody does charity work and makes it public”, adding: “There’s an adage that; ‘If you are going mad, it starts from home’, so, the fact that you haven’t made your charity works public, like in your small area where you feel you can help, you don’t know what we’re doing, maybe we want to do it in secret”.

“It does not mean we aren’t doing anything. Perhaps, the way I’m doing my bit without making it public, that’s how someone is also doing theirs. We’re all helping in our own small way. People are releasing songs to encourage people that they belong to God and there’s nothing they cannot overcome, so, everyone is contributing. We’re doing our best.”

On why she doesn’t make her charity works public, the gospel musician said: “I’m not against those who make theirs public. Sometimes, when people make it public, it informs other people about the people who need help and someone, too, makes it public to showcase what they are doing and, so, everyone and their intention; so, if someone also does theirs and says; ‘OK, as the bible teaches us to not let the right hand be aware of what the left hand does’, in all, God is watching us.”

Apart from ‘Obi Nyanime’, the gospel musician is known for songs such as ‘Wakyiaa Na Medi’ and ‘W’afum kwan’.