Everyone loves Efya, and by everyone, we mean everyone who appreciates good music.
The 29-year-old musician, born Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, has won the heart of many over the years with her sultry voice and performances. And she has duly being rewarded with awards across Africa for it.
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However, in conservative and mostly Christian Ghana, Efya's lifestyle has occasionally come under scrutiny as a direct aversion to the Word of God, ie the Bible.
Today, YEN presents the 6 ways the musician's life may be in contradiction with the Bible;
Efya revealed to the public through an interview that she did smoke cigarettes and that it was her "own business." She made this assertion in reply to allegations that she was involved in some "serious" drug use.
However, this behaviour is in direct contrast to the Bible. The Bible does not forbid smoking directly. Most generally, the case is made that we should be good stewards of our bodies. Even though the Bible never mentions tobacco, it helps us to understand how God views smoking. For many, that knowledge provided the incentive they needed to resist or quit the habit. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
Although the world’s standards may permit or even encourage nudity, Ghana still has a very conservative view about it and the Bible has a different perspective. It is true that the first humans were created unclothed by God (Genesis 2:25) because God regarded clothing as appropriate and necessary in a fallen world. With few exceptions, the Bible presents nakedness as shameful and degrading (Genesis 9:21; Exodus 20:26; 32:25; 2 Chronicles 28:19; Isaiah 47:3; Ezekiel 16:35-36; Luke 8:27; Revelation 3:17; 16:15; 17:16).
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Thought Efya does not show explicit nudes of herself, the singer has been know to show off a little too much flesh every now and then.
We love Efya, but the Bible, which most Christians should live by, speaks against some of the highlights of her lifestyle. It would seem like a catch 22 for all true Christians to support here, shouldn't we live by the Word of God?
BONUS: Watch Efya and Mr. Eazi's song "Skintight"