Gospel singer Celestine Donkor has shared her opinion about churches refusing to pay gospel artistes who feature in programs at the church.
The singer opined that although gospel musicians may not be able to charge for church events, the churches should not also take advantage of them.
Speaking on the mid-morning show on Rainbow Fm, Celestine Donkor noted that performing at these events comes with a cost.
She explained when coming, the backing vocalists, bandsmen, and other supporting teams would have to be paid hence it would be pure wickedness for the churches not to pay gospel musicians for their services.
“It is pure wickedness not to bless a gospel singer after he or she performs at an event. It is against the will of God not to bless musicians who perform in churches. Even when we rehearse, we pay for the venue. We pay not less than GHc60 per hour for the venue. The team supporting me should also look good. And when you don’t recognize their efforts, they will not even pick your calls when you need them again. And so, when you don’t bless gospel singers, it is pure wickedness.”