Popular Ghanaian artiste, S.P Kofi Sarpong has been chastised by fellow gospel artiste he shared a stage with for performing Kofi Kinaata’s “Susuka” at a gospel rock show over the weekend.
The awarding winning artiste after a medley of his own songs, decided to crown his session by performing one of the most popular inspirational songs in Ghana now, Susuka. However, this did not sit well with his fellow gospel artiste, Naa Mercy who took to the stage to criticise S.P Sarpong. Speaking to the crowd on the same stage during her performance, she registered her displeasure in S.P Kofi Sarpong’s decision to sing what she termed as a “worldly” song in a holy place.
According to Naa Mercy, God is a jealous God and that was not something to be taken for granted.
However, SP Kofi Sarpong's manager, Kwesi Ernest has described Naa Mercy's actions as "immature" when he was interviewed on the AM Pluzz show with Sammy Flex. Kwesi Ernest explained that S.P Kofi Sarpong is noted for ministering good songs be it gospel or not. Once he finds a song inspiring, he is likely to perform it on any platform he deems fit.
Kwesi Ernest went ahead to caution budding artistes saying, “I beg of the upcoming acts to take it easy. In the aspect of their spirituality, there is no need for such comments. If someone performs and you think it’s not holy, present what is holy when it gets to your turn. Let all musicians see themselves as individual brands so that if any opportunity presents itself one day, we can represent this country instead of judging who is holy and righteous.”