I can’t condemn Celestine Donkor for featuring Efya and Akwaboah on her song – Ohemaa Mercy


Gospel sensation, Ohemaa Mercy has waded into the controversy surrounding colleague gospel singer, Celestine Donkor.

In a chat on “New Day” on Tv3 with MzGee, the singer says she cannot condemn her colleague for featuring two of Ghana’s top secular acts, Efya and Akwaboah on her “Yedawase” (Thank You) song.

She believes gospel musicians can’t drive secular colleagues away from them and to each one and their style of winning souls for the Kingdom of God.

“we can’t drive them away. I believe you have to get the understanding sometimes of how to deal with them. I can’t condemn her because everyone has their style of evangelism. That’s how she wants to do it”.

She shares the logic that Christ died for sinners and sees nothing wrong with bringing secular acts on board gospel productions. However, Ohemaa’s major concern remains the aftermath of such collaborations as the Christendom demands for fruitful results after evangelism.

“The Lord said He came to die for these people [sinners] and I believe there’s nothing wrong going to them to bring them into the Kingdom of God.”

The problem however is, after evangelism [through such collaborations], what happens?” She questioned.

Celestine has come under harsh criticism from a session of the Christendom upon her release of “Yedawase” with presenter OB Nartey insisting it is not a gospel song.
Well, this isn’t the first time a gospel singer has featured secular artists on a gospel project. Locally, the likes of Esther Smith, Lady Prempeh, Yaw Sarpong, Herty Borngreat among others have in the past featured secular acts. Internationally, Tasha Cobbs Leonard featured Hip Hop rapper Nicki Minaj on “I’m Getting Ready” as goes on to have another collaboration with R&B singer, Ciara.


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