Sultry gospel songstress, Abena Ruthy has in an interview debunked rumors of being intimidated by her fellow female gospel musicians.
Few weeks ago, it was rumored that the gospel singer though unique in her own style, was mostly intimidated by other female gospel musicians due to the thin nature of her voice. The likes of Obaapa Christy, Cecilia Marfo, Phillipa Abaafi, Joyce Blessing amongst who for some years have dominated the gospel scene with their heavy voices and have created the impression that, you need a deep and heavy voice in order to establish your grounds in the gospel industry.
This development has affected the new crop of female gospel artistes changing from their natural voices into a deeper and heavy voice just to gain early recognition.
Abena Ruthy, defying all odds came into the gospel scene with a style that got many talking. Her thin and silky voice makes her standout among her colleague female artistes. Though she has established herself very well in the industry, there are still some doubting Thomas’s who thinks the LALA singer is being over-powered anytime she performs with these heavy-voiced artistes.
In an interview with Flex newspaper, the banker cum musician explained that she is not intimidated neither does she feel over-powered by the heavy-voiced female gospel artistes. To her, her motivation for doing music is to preach the gospel and as long as her works are being blessed by God to reach multitudes she is grateful.
“I do what I am doing (music) to preach the gospel and I get inspired anytime I get calls from people telling me the impact my songs had on their lives. I am not in any way intimidated by the heavy-voiced artistes, voices are gifts from God and so I am content with what God has given me. What I normally do is to train my voice and so if their strength is their heavy voices mine is my thin voice. They might not be able to pitch to certain keys where I am very good at neither can I also pitch to their area of perfection and so I don’t compare myself with anybody, I believe I have a unique gift and the God who has given me that gift is pushing me on and when my time is up, I will get there.”
“I will start to deviate when I start to compare myself and my voice to others which I believe is far from my calling and I am so grateful for what I have,” she had said. She further explained that, her camp as part of their social responsibility is looking at advocating to girls who are sexually abused and are being threatened with death should they voice out names of perpetrators.
She urged her fans to keep their fingers crossed as she is looking into doing some international collaboration with some top nudged artistes which she wants to keep as a surprise. Her current album, HIGHER PRAISE is out and is enjoying a good airplay both on TV and on Radio.
Follow her on Facebook for any updates with regards to her ministry. FACEBOOK: ABENA RUTHY BLESSESFOREVER.
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