Gospel singer Bro. Sammy has been labelled a ‘fraudster’ by Kwame Agyemang Berko, after he said gospel musicians taking bribes to win awards cannot be described as a sin.
Bro. Sammy’s comments, which endorsed taking bribes so long as it’s in service of preaching the gospel, has earned him immense criticism.
Agyemang Berko, a poet, told Hitz Fm that the gospel can be used by fraudsters to enrich themselves and he believes that’s what Bro. Sammy is doing.
“There are many people who have decided to use the Bible to fraud people because they have the gift and they can speak for people to believe them. Once you have that talent, you can choose to be a fraudster at Ablekuma or anywhere else or you can sensibly take that same Bible and go to church.” he said, responding to the comments.
“I’ve never met Sammy and also not heard his music but I just saw his photo because I wanted to know who this person is.” he added.
The issue of gospel artists taking bribes cropped up after George Quaye’s now infamous comments, when he claimed gospel stars pay bribes to win awards. Many gospel stars were livid at the accusation, but Bro. Sammy seemed to embrace them in a recent interview he granted.