Current female vocalist of the Year, Celestine Donkor says it is sheer wickedness for churches to use gospel musicians for events but refuse to pay them.
In the singer’s opinion, it is true gospel musicians cannot charge for events at churches but pastors and gospel event organizers should try and pay them.
Celestine said preparing for a church event costs a lot because musicians must seek the services of backing vocalists and instrumentalists but they only get a thank you or God bless you when they are done singing for hours at church.
“It is pure wickedness not to bless a gospel singer after he or she performs at an event. It is against the will of God not to bless musicians who perform in churches. Even when we rehearse, we pay for the venue. We pay not less than GHc60 per hour for the venue. The team supporting me should also look good. And when you don’t recognize their efforts, they will not even pick your calls when you need them again,” Celestine said on Rainbow Radio