Artiste Obiora Obiwon, has reacted to singer Rema’s revelation of switching to secular music from the gospel side.
The Mavin Records signee made the revelation on Sunday during a Rubbin’ Minds interview on Channels TV.
He said, “I was still in Benin when that switch happened. A lot of people thought that when I got signed, I started deviating.
“No. Actually, life was tough in Benin. I’m not that guy to ask the people in church to pay me because I’m doing God’s work.
“Right there in Benin, I started going to competitions, going to bars, lounges, political rallies; just trying to get on the stage and hold a microphone, to at least get sprayed some money to come back home and feed my family, because we were going through tough times.”
Reacting, Obiwon, who switched from secular music to being a gospel singer said, “Question to Christian creatives and Gospel Music stakeholders: How can we change the narrative?
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not implying that everything “secular” is bad. However, stories like this, (which are more preponderant), send the wrong signal down the line to a whole generation as regards dedicating one’s art to the faith they profess and live by.
“If we are being effective in our witness as Christians, why aren’t we hearing more stories of sons who answered the call to switch and use their art to proclaim the gospel that saved them? Thoughts?”
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