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Use your choir if you can’t pay gospel musicians – Kwesi Ernest

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Boss of Media Excel, Kwesi Ernest has warned churches and pastors who want to engage gospel musicians to be ready to pay or else use their church choir for all their church events.

There have been lots of allegations against pastors, churches who invite gospel musicians for church events of not paying well and sometimes nothing at all.

One gospel musician who shared his story with Christian Agyei Frimpong host of Onua 95.1 FM entertainment talk show Anigye Mmre is SP Kofi Sarpong.

According to him, a pastor invited him for a church event and after the program, the man of God gave him meat pie.

According to the gospel musician who doubles as a police officer, the pastor kept him waiting for hours before attending to him and his instrumentalist with the snack and that was all.

Kwesi Ernest who joined the discussion narrated how bad some pastors treat gospel musicians anytime they engage their service.

“As for me I want to tell the pastors if they can’t pay for the services gospel musicians render to them during their church programs, they should let their church choir sing for them,” Kwesi Ernest asserted.

“One thing Pastors don’t want to hear is when a gospel musician tells them to talk to their managers before they can accept their invitation to sing at their church programs,” he added.

 

Source: 3news

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Actor Nii Saka Brown ordained as pastor

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Veteran actor Nii Saka Brown is now a man of God, several years after he went missing in Ghana’s movie industry.

According to NEWS-ONE’s investigations, the ‘Babina’ actor has given his life to Jesus Christ and is also committed to winning souls for God’s Kingdom.

He confirmed the claim on Monday, revealing he got ordained together with his wife of many years.

“One shall put a thousand to flee and two shall put ten thousands to flee. My wife and I were ordained as pastors yesterday at The Pleasant Place Church, by Bishop Titi Offei. Responding to the high calling of God,” he said on Facebook.

He joins the list of popular figures in the movie industry who have somewhat put their careers on hold to serve God.

Nii ? who starred in a number of movies like ‘Otoolege’, ‘Ogyam’, ‘Asew Red Card’, ‘Landlady’, ‘London Get Problem’ and other TV series like ‘Fon Shop’? is recognised as one of Ghana’s talented veteran actors. His comic display in the movies is exhilarating.

He was born at Korle-Gonno, a suburb of Accra, and started his primary education at the Korle-Gonno Roman Boys’ School and advanced to Emit Electronic Institute, Accra Technical Training Centre and pursued computer hardware engineering at Computer College of Technology for three years.

He also worked with two South African companies for 10 years after his postgraduate in entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneur Training Institute.

He began acting in 1986 in a movie titled ‘Shoe Shine Boy’, and he has since featured in a number of movies. It is not clear if his new calling means he is finally saying goodbye to the movie industry.

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Government Insurance Policy For Entertainers Is Needless – Music Producer Kwasi Ernest

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Music producer Kwasi Ernest has rubbished plans by government to institute insurance policies for people in the creative arts industry.

The initiative by the Ministry for Tourism, Arts and Culture to insure players in the Creative Arts sector to enable them to have comfortably old age has been met with mixed reactions from diverse angles.

According to the ministry, the move had become necessary in the light of the sorry state of some veterans in the creative industry, a number of who have had to publicly beg for support. The proposed insurance scheme will cater for health, pension packages, injuries on set etc of creative arts players. Mr. Kwasi Ernest is one who believes this move isn’t a laudable one.

In an interview with Zeal on Homebase TV, he expressed his disbelief in the said insurance scheme and lamented the poor remuneration system in the industry should rather be looked at.

He said, “I personally don’t believe in anybody doing insurance for old musicians. If i have a good job, ill cater for myself and my family without anyone’s help. No other profession in the country is treated this way so why are things different with the creative arts?”

He stressed the point that people in the industry are totally fed up with deceits from successive governments.

Source: zionfelix

 

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I regret having premarital sex – Lady Prempeh

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Gospel musician Lady Prempeh has disclosed her regrets for engaging in sex prior to getting married.

In an interview with Franky5 on ‘This is Gospel’ on Hitz FM, the gospel musician said premarital sex was “so disgraceful” although it is considered normal these days.

“That’s something, to me, I felt I shouldn’t have done it. I should have waited till I get married,” she stated.

The Aseda singer added, “premarital sex looks normal now but if you know whom you’re serving, that’s a no go area for Him.”

She advised fans to follow the teachings of Christ especially in so-called contemporary times when premarital sex and other worldly lifestyle are considered the norm.

“If you have to follow this path you must be on it. Don’t try to sway or go your path and believe God to come with you. No, you have to go his way,” she advised.

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Source: adomonline.com 

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National Cathedral to cost over $100m – Finance Minister

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The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has confirmed that construction of the National Cathedral is estimated to cost over $100 million.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Thursday Mr Ofori-Atta also disclosed that government will commit between 10 and 20 million dollars towards the project.
Construction is expected to begin in March 2020 and the Finance Minister is convinced that God will build His temple.

Already, the government has demolished houses of judges located on the proposed site for the construction of the National Cathedral at Ridge in Accra.

It has also selected renowned architect, Sir David Adjeye, to design the building, which has since been made public.

The building of the Cathedral is in fulfillment of a pledge President Akufo-Addo revealed he made to God before winning the 2016 elections.

He said the 5,000-seater auditorium Cathedral project will also bequeath to the country a gracious national park for all Ghanaians, bring new skills, technology and jobs to the country and will act as a beacon to national, regional and international tourists

 

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Source: myjoyonline

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I’m the first senior police officer to have a successful music career – Kofi Sarpong

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Celebrated Police Officer and Gospel musician, SP Kofi Sarpong, put up a sterling performance at the launch of his new single titled ‘Messiah’ of his upcoming.

The Media Excel Production signee who is known for his hit songs like ‘African  Borborbor’, ‘Agyenkwa’ and many more is preparing a special album package to be released soon and this happens to be the first single released from the album.

In an interview with SVTV Africa at the launch of his new single, Kofi Sarpong revealed that, even though there are some police officers who double as musicians, he is the first senior police officer to have a successful music career and paving way for other police officers to follow.

“I’ve heard names like Ewurama Badu among others but she was part of a band. But as senior police officer, I’m the first to have done music commercially and have a successful music career, and also paving ways for other police officers to follow.” He added.

Commenting on his new song, he pointed out that, he had the inspiration to this song after God sustain and saved him from an accident he had two years.
“Yeah, I wrote this song myself. I got the inspiration after God delivered from me an accident I had two years ago also He sustaining me in this industry for the past ten years.”

Kofi Sarpong’s new song simply confers all authority on the Lord Jesus Christ who becomes a rock of salvation to anyone who comes to him. It is a thanksgiving to the Lord for his protection and being the Messiah (The Saviour) to the righteous.

Source: svtvafrica.com

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I was served plantain chips and Pepsi after performance at a church – Carl Clottey

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Fast-rising gospel artiste, Carl Clottey has shared a sad story about how he was treated by some church leaders who invited him to perform in their churches.

He revealed how he was dispirited after his outstanding performance at a renowned church in Accra.

Clottey said after his performance, he was served plantain chips and Pepsi as payment for his service to the church.

In an interview with Nii Noi, host of Christian Entertainment Review Show, the promising gospel artiste admitted that for many years in his music ministry, most church leaders and event organizers took advantage of him.

“I’ve been to a programme where the team and I were served Plantain chips and Pepsi. At least replace the plantain chips with meat pie.” Clottey revealed to Nii Noi

He recounted another unpleasant experience at an event where he was not served even water to drink after his energetic performance.

“It has never been easy in my music ministry because some people will invite you to perform and will not even give you water,” Carl Clottey sadly disclosed

Clottey indicated that for the reason of the unfair treatment meted out to him, he formed a management team to take care of his day to day activities.

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I won’t put my nudes on social media – Martha Ankomah

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Multiple award-winning actress, Martha Ankomah chooses to live a social media life that would attract brands for ambassadorial deals over sharing of nudity.

She made this known on the latest episode of Kisa Gbekle’s “Business of Entertainment” show on GHOne TV.

According to Martha, she isn’t perfect but wouldn’t succumb to using her naked photos to drive engagement for her social media accounts.

She told Kisa: “I have my flaws but I wouldn’t wake up in the morning and post a picture of my naked self.” She asked: “What am I teaching the people following me?”

The 38-year-old actress who is a brand ambassador for GTP revealed that social media is giving people a lot of pressure they can’t handle.

She advised that one needs to live a life that would attract ambassadorial deals.

“Listen, social media is putting a lot of pressure on people’s minds and is making go wayward. It’s making people take some drastic decisions.”

“Companies would want to associate themselves with good brands. Ask yourself, do I deserve to be a brand ambassador?”

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Source: pulse.com.gh

 

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Grace has brought me this far – Lord Kenya

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When the then Rap Heavyweight Champion, Lord Kenya became born again some nine years ago, many were those who thought it was going to be a nine day’s wonder but nine years down the line and he is still going strong.

He told Graphic Showbiz in an interview last Tuesday that it is grace that has kept him going. “By the grace of God it has been humbling, with good experiences and all, the one who called me has kept me going,” he said.

“This is just the beginning, I know my journey will be more than that. The grace of God is what has kept me, there are rules and regulations to guide us in whatever we do but it is very important to know that we serve God first, others and ourselves.”

Evangelist Lord Kenya added that he has been guided by some principles which are Justice and Fairness, “When you don’t do what God has asked you to do, you die, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

“Then there is maturity, wisdom and love, it is knowing what is right and wrong and doing what is right, finally loving my neighbours as I love myself,” he said.

Asked if there is anything he misses now that he is a man of God? “I am a man of God, the physical aspect of it is that I have a mind, I have feelings, a will.

“Physically, I am human and I ask myself questions like why DJs don’t play my songs now that I am a Christian? They may be spiritually blind but the one who called me will see me through,” Lord Kenya stated.

Evangelist Lord Kenya shared his ninth anniversary in Christ celebrations with us, “It was a week-long celebration and it was awesome, from head to toe, we had an awesome time with God.

“Before I came from the US, I was told it was raining everyday but from Sunday to Sunday, there was no rain. People came from all over the country and it was simply awesome.

“There was evangelism, youth day, word explosion, all night and the climax was on Sunday, November 3 where we had communion and a powerful thanksgiving service,” he said.

Lord Kenya’s recent trip to the United States took him to Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Masachusettes where he was engaged in the work of God, “They knew me as the Lord who would usually come and chill but this time, I was coming back as an evangelist.

“I ministered in various churches across the states I visited and there was healing. Someone who had not walked in nine years, started walking again.

“God’s time is indeed the best, to think that I was about to celebrate my ninth anniversary and I got someone to walk after nine years,” he said.

Evangelist Lord Kenya had a piece of advice for the youth before leaving us, “This end time, God is after the youth, watch out for fake politicians, fake men of God, fake journalists etc.

“The youth is under attack, you have to stand against anything the Bible is against especially fake men of God.

“Don’t sell your soul for little things, don’t let them take you for granted. When you honour God, God will honour you,” he concluded.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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How I was tempted by lady pastor at my salon – Hairdresser narrates

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A hairdresser has given a bizarre account of how she was tempted by a lady pastor at her salon at Adabraka in Accra.

According to Regina Okine of Royal Beauty Salon, she has never offered services to the pastor (name withheld) despite her frequent visits in their shop and was surprised when she requested she attends to her in the absence of her madam.

After washing the woman’s hair, she said the lady pastor refused to go under the hairdryer and left for the house.

“This woman comes to our shop every day but never allows me to touch her hair so I was shocked when she came one day when my madam was absent. So I decided to do it for her and while doing it I was praying hard.

“After washing her hair, she left for home saying she doesn’t want to go under the dryer to dry her hair,” she said on the social discussion segment on Adom FM’s morning show dubbed, Y’asem Nie.

She said her madam followed up to the woman’s house when she was told that the lady pastor was in her shop.

To her surprise, her madam said the lady pastor rather sent a strong warning to her through her madam.

“When my mother went to the woman’s house, the woman told my madam to come to warn me saying that I cannot fight her spiritually. I was very shocked at the pastor’s behaviour,” she narrated.

As if that was not enough, Miss Okine said as soon as she received the warning from the lady pastor, she fell sick and the woman never visited the shop again.

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