It took Ghana by surprise when information hit the airwaves that, Fanti rapper Kofi Kinaata might be included in the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Gospel nomination category.
Lots of people shared their opinion on the topic, “whether a secular artiste deserves to be nominated in the Gospel Category” which some rejected and others embraced.
The latest personality to add his voice to the brouhaha is the multiple award winning gospel musician, Goldmann.
He explained to spotonnews.net that Kofi Kinaata’s track “Things Fall Apart” was impacting in people’s life, hence deserves the nomination.
The ‘Nyame Beye’ hit maker appealed to the public not to judge Kofi Kinaata based on how they know him but should look at the content he is producing in the industry.
He stated that gospel song is a genre and anyone could sing it without the person branding himself as a gospel musician.
Goldmann said he has no problem if the”susuka” hit maker win gospel artiste or his track wins gospel song of the year, elaborating that gospel means sharing and preaching the word of God and Kinaata’s latest track fell within the category.
The Singer who doubles as the Deputy Director for Gospel Music at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), indicated that whether gospel musicians like the idea or not the track from the camp of the secular artiste is changing lives and ways of people to strengthen their walk with God.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE