Most Ghanaian gospel songs, according to veteran Ghanaian highlife musician Ofori Amponsah, are useless.
In an Onua TV interview with Kumawood actor Kwaku Manu, the highlife singer asserts that his secular songs inspire more than other ostensibly spiritual tunes in Ghana.
“The first thing God created was love,” the former pastor stated regarding his love songs, “so if I can't please my girlfriend musically, how can I satisfy God, whom I've never seen?”
“What does it benefit the audience if I sing somber songs?” “I was just stating the other day that most of the Christian songs they do are ridiculous,” he continued.
“A lot of the recognized gospel performers lack content when it comes to the word of God,” says the singer of “Nothing But Love.” The majority of their songs are not gospel in nature. They're singing stupid tunes.
“I can certainly tell you I even preach better than a lot of the pastors in Ghana,” he claimed, referring to some Ghanaian pastors. This isn't the first time the Highlife has spoken about God's word.
Ofori Amponsah founded a church in 2013 after claiming that God had called him to be a pastor. However, he did not appear to have taken the call seriously since he reverted to doing secular music.
In an interview with Delay on the Delay Show, he said that while he felt called by God to perform his work, his calling was not to be a preacher, which is why he returned to secular music.