Gospel musicians need money than Akufo-Addo – Celestine Donkor

Gospel musicians need money than Akufo-Addo – Celestine Donkor

Ghanaian gospel star Celestine Donkor has spoken out against the misconception that gospel musicians can thrive without financial support.

In a recent interview, Donkor emphasized that while their work is centered on serving God, it is also a business that requires financial investment.

Donkor acknowledged that the inspiration for gospel songs often comes from divine sources, such as dreams.

However, she pointed out that turning these inspirations into tangible music requires financial resources like studio recording costs and promotional investments, similar to secular musicians.

According to Donkor, money is a vital component of gospel music, as it is necessary to record and promote the music. She likened the financial needs of gospel musicians to other professions, where individuals require resources to hone their skills and sustain their careers.

Drawing parallels to professions like medicine and teaching, Donkor highlighted the fact that just as doctors invest in education and teachers need resources for their classrooms, gospel artists also rely on financial support to produce quality music and sustain their livelihoods.

Donkor urged a shift in mindset that views gospel music solely as a spiritual endeavor detached from financial realities.

She emphasized the importance of recognizing the business aspect of gospel music, noting that artists in this genre often require even more financial support due to the nature of their work.

“It’s about using our divine gifts to make a living. If doctors can earn from healing and teaching, why should gospel musicians be exempt from earning through their music?” Donkor questioned, challenging the notion that gospel artists should not focus on financial gain.