I know this is sort of happening in some other countries but my case study is Nigeria. Recently I was thinking on how some artists move from gospel music to sing secular (Profane) especially in Nigeria. The major and only logical reason to me is money. Off course, money is not bad. I like it, but the priority placement must be right. I still can’t see why church-originated artists believe they won’t even do well if they commit as much as they would commit to secular. Whichever one we commit ourselves to; we will come back with profit. The bible says in all labour, there is profit.
Out of so many reasons for this swap, is the state of the heart of a person which definitely tells the decision making process. People are supposed to have the gospel in their heart not money.
I know the rich Christian folks have a part to play in this picture, they are suppose to invest in sponsoring this artist but they don’t believe it will work too. But whatever, the state of our heart will determine the decision we make.
Luk_6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: FOR OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART HIS MOUTH SPEAKS.
In other words, everything that comes out of us comes from the state of our hearts, including decision to do anything. A lot never had the gospel in their heart in the first place.
We can achieve anything we put our heart to achieve. The gospel is always rewarding in any form we bring it. The truth is that, there are folks who believe in you. And even if you have found none, God does.
Watch this video of Kirk Franklin speaking to gospel artist. It will bless you.
I plan to update this blog with my present interview with Emmanuel Phil'stone (a Minister, Music director, and a life coach). Feel free to post your view about this.