Gospel Music Is Not For Hits – Alexandrah Aboagye
Fast rising gospel artiste, Alexandrah Aboagye is certain that the value of gospel music as an evangelism tool has not been fairly assessed.
According to her, the lack of that understanding is compelling some gospel acts to lose focus on making impact but rather concentrate on making hits.
The old student of Wesley Girls High School said her comments were not to underrate the hard work of gospel artistes but to set the “records straight” that the success of gospel music is determined by the number of lives positively influenced and not because it’s popular or a hit.
“Truthfully, I hope that my submission will not be negatively interpreted but given a consideration of how players in the gospel industry can be the light in these dark times.
“And all these things can be possible if people are greatly touched by the godly messages we spread in our songs.
“For instance, what’s the need if a gospel song becomes so popular that it’s even played in a club for patrons to dance to it yet, people cannot soberly reflect on the lyrics to influence their lives?
“This is what I’m driving at because I’m certain that gospel music is a great evangelism tool so as much as people are touched to change their lives for the better when they hear a sermon, there should be an equal impact with gospel songs as well,” she said.
Alexandrah may not be on top rung of the ladder of GH gospel music at the moment but the budding talent who is a vocal coach, composer/arranger, music director and music producer is writing a good story with her works.
Last year, she released her fourth single, Psalm 61 and followed up with her maiden Event Ruach concert in July.
The trained Bio chemist from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) expressed her appreciation to her “seniors” who have been very instrumental in her progress.
“With my educational and professional background, I was quite upbeat about going into music but I had people who encouraged me to boldly take the decision.
“They believed that God set me up on this path to use my story to inspire people and I have no regrets. It is more satisfying now when people tell me about how my music changed their lives since that’s the goal,” she added.