Comparing the total personality-carriage of female gospel musicians to their counterpart female musicians in the secular world of music, it is writ large that, current female gospel musicians are becoming too “worldly.”
Fomer MUSIGA president and gospel musician Diana Akiwumi has revealed that some gospel artists dress indecently.
Diana made the revelation during an interview on Nkwa 88.1 Fm’s mid-Morning with Sir Walker on the conducts certain gospel musicians exhibit these days.
Some gospel musicians in the country have recently received a lot of public flak from their skin toning to dressing indecently.
Diana Akiwumi said some music producers encourage these musicians to dress like the circular musicians to be able to sell their albums and make their returns.
She said the gospel music industry today is more about money than winning souls for Christ.
“It is no more about Christ they are money conscious, I don’t have anyone who helps me with coming up with my album, I do everything myself financially so you can imagine, but some people have producers who help them but sometimes, you have to struggle and do it yourself.”
“THE YOUTH LOOK UP TO THESE MINISTERS OF GOD ( A GOSPEL MUSICIAN OR A PASTOR) AND THEREFORE THEIR APPAREL MUST NOT CATCH ATTENTION BECAUSE IT IS OUTRAGEOUS BUT SHOULD BE MODERATE AS PAUL SAID IN THE SCRIPTURES HOW THE WOMEN OF OLD SUCH AS SARAH AND HAGGAI DRESSED,” SHE SAID.
She referred to 1Timothy 2: 9 and said, “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes.”
“OUR PURPOSE IS TO IMITATE CHRIST AS CHRISTIANS, SOMETHING PAUL LEARNED TO DO AS RECORDED IN 1 CORINTHIAN 11:1,” HE SAID.
Diana noted that she wasn’t out to condemn anyone because they are individuals with rights and that no one can tell if a person is destined to do gospel music or not.
According to her, being a gospel musician is a form of ministry work and that if anyone believes he has been called and has the Holy Spirit in him, he will ask God before taking any major step in life.
“It’s an individual affair but if you say whatever you are doing is to win souls for the Lord then fine but if not then that’s between you and your God,” she added.