For the umpteenth time, critics within the Ghanaian gospel fraternity are not amused with another collaborative project between a gospel artiste and secular artiste(s) – this time, between Celestine Donkor, Efya and Akwaboah – www.entertainmentgh.com has noticed.
The award-winning gospel minstrel has come under some scrutiny and backlash for her resolution to feature popular secular acts, Efya and Akwaboah. In the midst of the rhubarb that has surrounded the collaboration, some critics have labelled the likes of Efya and Akwaboah as worldly, a tag that makes them not fit to sing about the grace and salvation of Christ- say the naysayers.
Reacting to the ensuing controversy, Efya, told Agyemang Prempeh on Power Entertainment on Power 97.9FM that she does not think about the negative comments over her feature. According to her, she is not affected in anyway by such commentary.
“Everybody is entitled to their opinion but I am not affected in anyway,” she said.
She rejected the tag of a worldly person, saying, “I do not see myself as a worldly person. God gave the talent and I can sing in any genre of music I want.”
She professed about being a child of God and would do more gospel songs whenever she feels inspired to do it.
“I am a child of God. I will do more gospel songs, love songs and any other genre. I am not going to let anybody’s opinion determine what kind of songs I make,” she reacted.
She also stated that, most people are excited over the song and the number of people who are excited over the song are more than those who oppose it.
Efya, Akwaboah and Celestine have dominated the headlines in the last week after featuring on the latter’s ‘Thank you’ track.