Gospel songstress Mabel Okyere in an interview with Flex newspaper said there is the need to honor the legends in the Ghanaian gospel fraternity.
According to her, there are a lot of awards organized each year to reward or honor those who excel in their fields of work. There is Ghana Music awards, Radio and Television Personality Awards, Ghana DJ awards, GN Bank Awards and others but there is nothing to honor gospel legends not even organizers of Legend and Legacy ball.
The above award schemes seem to show much interest in secular artistes and other personalities leaving the legends in the gospel ministry behind.
“In the gospel field, there are high profile personalities like: Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Stella Aba Seal, Rev Yawson, Diana Hopeson, Helena Rabels, Reverend Mary Ghansah and many others who have been in the music business for over twenty five years. I think they deserve a life time achievement awards,”
Mabel said that if event organizers won’t take this initiative, she suggests men of God with the wherewithal in our churches should take this as a responsibility and appreciate the work of these veteran gospel musicians.
Mabel Okyere released her debut album titled Bribi Hia Me three years ago which did quite well in the market especially Kumasi and other parts of Ghana and she is currently promoting her latest song titled Me Wo Jesus on her second album which has six songs produced by Dan Bassey.
“Every step I take in my life, I look up to God but like every individual has plans, I want God to use me as a vessel and impact positively in people’s lives and take me to a level I deserve,” she told Flex newspaper.