Cwesi Oteng: Singer says People Should Have Deeper Relationship With God Before Writing Gospel Music

Cwesi Oteng: Singer says People Should Have Deeper Relationship With God Before Writing Gospel Music

  • Cwesi Oteng has weighed in on the trending debate about secular musicians composing gospel music
  • He says music composers must have a relationship with Christ and be of good conduct before gospel musicians can recruit them
  • Netizens have reacted to his take, questioning his motives and position on this trending debate

Renowned gospel musician, Cwesi Oteng has declared his stand on the ongoing debate of secular artistes becoming gospel music songwriters.

This comes after Kuami Eugene's recent remarks charging Ghanaian Christians to encourage great songwriters like Akwaboah, Kwabena Kwabena and himself to write more gospel music.

On Hitz FM's Daybreak Hitz, the 'I Win' hitmaker disagreed with Kuami Eugene's remarks, saying he doesn't support the idea.

Cwesi Oteng on secular artistes composing gospel music
Cwesi Oteng on secular artistes composing gospel music Photo source: Instagram/Cwesiotengofficial, Instagram/KuamiEugenemusic, Instagram/unbreakablejb1
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According to Cwesi Oteng, "people should have a deeper relationship with Christ before writing gospel music since that impacts the songs they write."

While he does not support the idea, Cwesi Oteng said Joyce Blessing's new "Victory" song written by Kuami Eugene was acceptable. He cited that he would give the song a pass because it resonated well with Joyce Blessing and her life struggles.

Cwesi Oteng who was recently bashed for standing with Israel, established that gospel musicians seeking to toe this line must recruit options who are respected by society for what they do.

Franky 5, host of Max 89.9 FM's "This is Gospel" concluded that "before you write about Jesus, you must know him," charging secular artistes not to try it if they don't believe whatever lines they were writing."

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Netizens react to Cwesi Oteng's position on the raging debate between secular and gospel artistes

While some netizens seem to side with Cwesi Oteng, others have disagreed with him on several grounds.

@TheTurnUpGh said:

If he had any proper relationship with Christ, he wouldn’t be standing anywhere near Israel

@ubuntumeleidys said

Bossu Cwesi Oteng may be Right from One Point of view but I don’t agree with Him tho Some Gospel songs can't be Used in a Seconds Prayer 3ny3 yie. We're now listening to gban gbi gban gbi gospels buh He should come again #Daybreakhitz

@Joekode said

Ah se sen, I think it’s inspirational but you don’t have to have deeper relationship with Christ. Bob Marley never had deeper relationship with Christ but he’s one of the best gospel preachers. Like the woman who sang cobra, someone take do am so it inspired her to write cobra.

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