Not too long ago, news came up that some gospel artistes according to their managers are ungrateful. The issue of ungratefulness cuts across the fence of both secular and gospel artistes and gospel artiste Evangelist Newman Obeng Marfo, has stated emphatically that, gospel artistes are more ungrateful.
In giving out explanations to these claims, he has said that, the ungratefulness on the part of secular artistes aren’t more heard of due to their nature of work. He says, before a secular art will turn up to work with someone, he has made all the necessary provisions in terms of contract with years of work attached to it. But this case isn’t the same as his fellow gospel musicians.
The Evangelist further indicated that, a lot of those who are willing to help these gospel acts comes in to take the artistes as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ therefore sees no need to signing contracts even as work goes beyond the beginning stage. He continued, before the thought of contract comes in the minds of most rising gospel artistes and their supposed managers, more than one or two songs have already been recorded and doing well on the market scene and in no time these artistes are over the place and if care isn’t taken the cancer of ungratefulness sets in.
How the ungratefulness begins, the musician said thus “most at times, musicians wants to always have their freedom, therefore the moment he realizes the contract will deny him of his freedom as against lots of responsibilities, they forget their humble beginnings and resign to their managers. Again, these managers who mostly come from the church have little or no knowledge about the industry and these artistes feeling they are in the known as they receive calls for performances and a lot of opportunities coming up, they end up disrespecting their first help and end up jilting them.”
This behavior the New Creation singer has said goes a long way in driving away investors for the genre. He added all those that come across to help rising gospel artistes do so with a willing heart and expect same willingness from these artistes. He says the money they churn out as help needs to be paid back through hard work and gratitude and not seen as charity or a stab in the back. He disclosed the act of ungratefulness hurts whoever faces it and as another hears of it, there will be no willingness to help anymore.
Evangelist Newman advised more to contract signing before anything else and again the need of gospel artiste to take the right measures if they want to leave a management and if this is done investors would find gospel artistes and their music attractive of their money to be spent on.
The Evangelist’s New Creation album is doing well after its release a few months ago and is looking forward to releasing more videos to that effect. Find him on Facebook as Newman Obeng ministries and @newman_marfo on twitter.
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