Entertainment is never a bad thing, but in this part of the world it remains very difficult to be in the entertainment industry and also be a Christian.
For this reason, persons who have previously tried to combine these two things are normally chastised and criticised by the public.
But there are also others who successfully transformed from musicians or secular entertainers to preaching the gospel of the Lord.
As conflicting as this may look, it has happened in the past and it continues to happen till this day.
Below are five Ghanaian celebs who abandoned fame to preach:
1. Yaw Siki
Yaw Siki, known in real life as Isaac Okai, burst onto the scene as a young rapper who won the hearts of many with his lines.
His hit song “Wo P3 Dodo” which was released in 2011 became the toast of many millennials, until he received his calling.
Yaw Siki decided to stop doing secular music and rather preach the word of God after he miraculously survived a fatal accident in 2013.
2. Ofori Amponsah
Highlife great Ofori Amponsah is another Ghanaian celebrity who once abandoned fame and chose to preach the word of God.
In fact, the singer even became a pastor and denounced all the love songs he had done in the past, rather coming out with a gospel track.
However, for whatever reason, Ofori Amponsah again surprisingly returned to continue his highlife career.
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3. Timothy Bentum
Sensational actor, Timothy Bentum, shocked the country some years back when he revealed that he had battled badly with drugs.
The actor is noted for being handed the rough and rowdy roles in his movies, but in real life he comes across as a true gentleman.
Although he has not completely abandoned his acting career, Timothy Bentum now preaches the Word of God and attends crusades to try to encourage the youth to live good lives.
MUSIGA president Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, has in recent times been more involved with the administrative aspect of music.
However, what many people do not know is that he is also now into preaching of the Gospel.
Obour has been spotted many times in the church preaching to congregants, contrary to the message his songs used to carry.
5. Majid Michel
Many people must be wondering why celebrated movie actor Majid Michel is no longer frequently seen on the screens.
The reason is that he is now a born-again Christian and has been seen evangelising on a number of occasions.
Majid still acts, but he no longer stars in roles that demand he gets explicit with other characters.
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