Legendary Christian praise and worship leader, Francis Agyei, says the Gospel music genre is dying because a good number of artises do not consider it as a Ministry.
“Some of them [artistes] think they have the voice but it goes beyond that; it is a ministry and it has the giftings of God,” Francis Agyei told Myjoyonline recently in a conversation.
He continued: “What they are doing is ‘freelance singing’ because they do not belong and submit to teachings of a church in order to propagate the message properly.”
He is not surprised many of such acts are seeing their career take a nosedive almost immediately after they rise to stardom. “Whatever you do without the spirit [God] backing it, you will take it lightly,” he added.
Elder Francis Agyei, who has over 50 songs in English and several African dialects credited to him, has maintained that the spiritual aspect of Gospel music must be taken seriously.
“I don’t joke with spiritual things. I wait on the Lord [before] I give it out. I am a vessel of God and relying on God makes me unique,” he stated.
Francis Agyei performed at Adom Praize 2017
The celebrated musician, who took a decade-long break from the music scene, is back working on his latest album titled ‘”lona,”which features a number the country’s Gospel Greats including Joe Mettle, Akese Brempong and Uncle Ato.
He is currently promoting his single titled “Yehowa,”which is a remix featuring singer and sound engineer, Nacee.
“I am now back for good, and I am praying God to give us the strength to do a lot more of spirit-filled songs,” he stated.