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Entertainment of Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Enough with the verbal appreciation; gospel musicians need money – Hanna Donkoh

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Gospel musician Hanna Aba Donkoh has criticized pastors and churches who fail to support gospel musicians financially after inviting them to perform at events.

Hanna who has her debut album “Boafo Ne Awurade” out and is promoting it under Media Excel in an interview with showbiz journalist, Ibrahim Ben Brako made that affirmation.

According to the singer, Ghanaian Pastors don't appreciate their work with money at the end of shows but rather pronounce blessings on them which is not enough. She expressed how disheartening it is when pastors fail to give them at least a ‘token’ for their hard work and efforts at the end of events.

She explained that it takes money and sweat for musicians to transport themselves to programs they are invited to and as such, it is quite unfair that they leave empty-handed at the end of the program.

Hannah Donkoh also added that the nature of their work demands that they work with other persons such as instrumentalists and assistants who aid them on stage and such people need to be paid at the end of the show.

"When the pastors invite you to a program they should know that you came in with patrol, you brought some instrumentalists"

She, therefore, urged Ghanaian pastors to adopt the practice of rewarding gospel singers with money in order to promote their work and reduce the verbal forms of appreciation.

"Pastors won't say God bless you with a nice envelope"... she opined

The gospel singer bemoaned that the singers are not in for money but she concluded that gospel musicians need to be pushed and acknowledged.

In her opinion, pastors should encourage church members to patronise their CDs which is also a form of promoting the work of God.

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