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Gospel music can match secular songs boot for boot – Daakyehene

A broadcast journalist and gospel musician, Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman believes Gospel songs can be on the same pedestal with other genres of music.

According to him, if radio presenters will give equal air play to gospel songs and other genres of music then Gospel artistes in Ghana can lift high the flag of the country.

“I believe Gospel musicians can match secular artiste boot for boot if the radio presenters will give both genres the same promotion.

“With equal opportunities Ghanaian Gospel music can lift the flag of the country than it is now. We sing inspirational songs that heal, comforts, delivers, educate, motivate and entertain as well.”

He based his argument on the fact that secular artistes earn far more than Gospel artistes when they appear on same event and, adding that it is time organisers see them (Gospel Artistes) as at par with other musicians who make other genres.

Daakyehene will soon release his new single track, ‘God is Able’ in August 15, 2016.

He has two gospel albums to his credit and is preparing to release his third album.

The graduate from school of performing Arts, university of Ghana is currently a newscaster, head of business news and a court correspondent at Kasapa fm 102.5.

The single track titled God is Able was composed from Ephesians 3:20 when he got inspiration during a sermon by Rev Fredrick Asamoah.

He is a praise and worship leader at Victory Bible Church, Excellence Sanctuary, Odorkor.

Daakyehene claims to have written 200 gospel songs and intends to be in the industry as long as God wants him to be.

He is married to Araba, whom he met at Ghana broadcasting corporation during his National Service and they are blessed with 3 boys.

Daakyehene believes this is his time to impact his generation ” because when God calls anyone, He prepares that person before sending him/her out.”

He believes in the youth and intends to send his ministry to the door steps of secondary and tertiary institutions.

Daakyehene started singing at Kumasi Anglican secondary school, where he was the praises and worship leader and was a member of charismatic evangelistic ministry choir under Rev Stanley Mensah for eight years before joining Victory Bible church.

He admires Sonnie Badu for making waves with the Ghanaian gospel music on the international scene and his favourite foreign artiste is Donnie McClurkin.

Source: Kasapa FM

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