Entertainment of 2014-02-21

Secular artistes are also godly - Screwface

A loud cheer welcomed hiplife star, Screwface as he stepped up to perform on Valentine’s Day last Friday at the Ultimate Bar and Restaurant, near the Teshie/Nungua Estates First Junction in Accra.

The young man known widely for songs like Bue Bue and Gbalagazaa, immediately broke into a song called Aseda (Thanksgiving) from his upcoming Dzae Dede album.

As he pressed on with the song which praises God for His goodness and eternal mercy, Screwface paused and asked why people assume that hiplife acts are not devout enough to do gospel music.

He went back to the song and got the audience to join in to lift up the name of the Most High, turning the moment into a typical praise and worship session.

Relying on his highly developed freestyle skills, Screwface rapped that God deserved to be described as ‘Bue,’ and transitioned at that point into his popular Bue Bue track.

“If you are an hiplife artiste or does secular music, some people see you as an impious character far removed from God,” Screwface said to Showbiz after the show.

“It is proper for me to praise God, at least for my musical ability. I keep people on their feet dancing and happy for long periods. It is all by God’s grace.”

Screwface, real name Jehoshaphat Eshun, hit the music scene about a decade ago. He has recorded in the past with artistes like Obrafour, Mzbel, KK Fosu, Nana Acheampong, Kofi Nti, D Flex, Lord Kenya and Lady Talata.

“When I talk about God in my songs now, it is not for money. It is God who has sustained me and my talent and it is simply proper for me to praise Him,” said Screwface.

He stated that though some secular musicians have turned completely away from what they were doing after forming new relationships with God, he would not do that.

He added that his new album would be out before Easter.

Other performers at the very entertaining Ultimate Valentine bash organised by the Ultimate Group of Business were Adane Best, Lady Talata and Afro Moses.

Source: Daily Graphic
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