Rev. Mensah Bonsu has disclosed that some of his fellow Ghanaian pastors are very wicked.
According to the Ghanaian gospel music veteran, his personal experiences dealing with some of his colleague pastors reveal sheer wickedness. This, he believes is because they have not been called by God and lack the passion for God’s work. Most of them enter into ministry because of money.
“Some of my fellow pastors are very wicked. Most of them have not been called by God because they don’t have sympathy. Most of them enter into ministry for money. It is not God who called them. The Bible narrates how Jesus Christ moved from village to village to preach because He has the passion. I believe that most of the pastors are not called. If truly there is a calling on their life, they won’t treat their fellow colleagues in that manner,” he said.
Narrating one of his experiences in his Thirty (30) years journey as a gospel musician on Kasapa Fm’s Entertainment Show with Kojo Preko Dankwa, the Reverend minister revealed he sometimes get marveled at the treatment he had received from some of his fellow pastors; the show of wickedness he can’t understand.
“I was once invited by a Pastor at Atonso in Kumasi on a rainy day and whenever I get flashbacks of this very experience, I develop goosebumps all over my body. During the church service, all I had on me that time was 2 cedis which I used for offering bearing in mind that come what may, I will be given some honorarium. After the service, the pastor arranged for a taxi for me and all he said was, ‘God take you home safely’. When the taxi moved a distance, I told the driver to alight me because I had forgotten my Bible at the crusade. The pastor made me told a lie. I hanged my heavy accordion around my neck and walked from Atonso to Asuabour in the heavy rains. I got home around 1 am after midnight,” Rev. Bonsu narrated.
The above and many other experiences he said are the reasons why some gospel musicians charge high ministrations fees when invited to churches and you can’t fault them.
“It is no fault of some gospel musicians when they charge the churches high. It is because some of the pastors are wicked. And because it is God’s work, you can’t talk,” he added.
The ‘Yehowa Ne M’abankese’ hitmaker who recently released his tenth (10th) album titled ‘Wasem Nti’ disclosed he has passed through a lot of life challenges; very bad and good times but has learned to give thanks to God in all things because such experiences taught him great life lessons.
He is, therefore, calling on all who are going through difficult lifetime challenges and are considering ending it all to hold on and keep trusting God; He will surely come through for them.
“Life comes with many challenges. Sometimes it gets so hard that people contemplate suicide. But we understood by scripture that the thoughts of God towards us are to bring us to a successful end when we rely on Him. I encourage everyone who is going through difficult times and contemplating suicide to hold on and rely on God, for the Lord will make all things beautiful at the set time,” he advised.
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Burna Boy Wins BET Best International Act Award 2020
Burna Boy has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu has for the second time won the BET, Best International Act Awards 2020.
The BET Awards 2020 edition which happened in the wee hours of Monday went virtual because of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and was hosted by Amanda Seales
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The Nigerian afrobeat international, Burna Boy won over Innoss’B (Congo), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Ninho (France) and S. Pri (France) in the same category.
The event saw performances from Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend. Other include Lil Wayne, Nas, Questlove and Usher.
Burna Boy is one of West Africa’s rising stars who considers himself as an African giant and hence the title of his latest album “African Giant.”
The African Giant album is a masterpiece on black pride.
By Asiwome Writes | www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Gospel Musicians Who Neglect the Church Kill Their Craft – Akesse Brempong
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” Akesse revealed.
Ghanaian reggae gospel musician Akesse Brempong has said that gospel musicians who neglect the church, will kill their craft.
According to the gospel minister, the church is the primary source of income for gospel musicians according to gigs they play.
Adding that, most corporate programs do not mostly call gospel musicians for their programs as compared to the number of secular musicians.
“When a corporate institution organises a program, they can call about six secular musicians and one gospel musician,” Akesse disclosed.
Referencing a documentary, about 55-60 percent of a musicians’ income is from gigs.
“The church is the place where most gospel musicians get their gigs so once you neglect the primary source of your income which is the church, your craft dies,” he revealed.
Speaking on Sammy Flex TV on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Akesse Brempong stated that MTN Ghana Stands in Worship, Adom Praise among others are the only big shows for Ghanaian gospel musicians.
By Adwoa Selly | asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
Mount Rushmore Fireworks Display Ill Advised – Fire Expert
A fire expert said a planned fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
A fire expert has said a July 3 fireworks display at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is ‘’ill-advised’’ due to the abnormally dry conditions and summer wildfires.
The event is expected to attract over 7,500 revellers with the president of the United States, Donald Trump in attendance.
The former fire management officer for Mount Rushmore, Bill Gabbert said shooting fireworks over ponderosa pine forest is extremely flammable and should not be done.
“Burning debris, the burning embers and unexploded shells fall into a ponderosa pine forest and ponderosa pine is extremely flammable,” said Gabbert.
The Mount Rushmore fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day has since 2009 not been observed due to a fire danger after a pine beetle infestation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor recently labelled almost all of southwestern South Dakota including most of the Black Hills as ‘’abnormally dry.’’
However, the National Park Service, which manages the memorial, has assured that fireworks display at Mount Rushmore poses only a slight fire risk.
Ian Fury, Republican Government Kristi Noem’s communication director revealed that the park service in April has taken several precautions, including performing an environmental assessment and conducting a large burn within the memorial’s borders.
Source: ABC News
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