Gospel music artist, Asu Ekiye has taken a swipe at the attitude of his other colleagues in the industry stating that the majority of the gospel artistes in Nigeria are poor and arrogant.
The gospel singer who took to his Facebook page on Sunday, March 29, 2021 to spill his guts in a statement titled “GOSPEL ARTISTES AND ARROGANCE” said that gospel musicians should not be influenced by their lifestyles and standard of circular artistes.
He said gospel musicians should stop copying the same people that they have been called to evangelize through their songs.
Asu Ekiye wrote; “You deliberately come late for ministration because you want everyone to be seated before your arrival so you can be specially received amidst shouts and applause. Who bewitched you? Is that how to represent Christ?
“You behave like a rich boy because you now have one or two miserable four wheels and possibly a little house of your own. Have you seen the rich people in Nigeria? Do you know what it truly means to be rich in Nigeria? Story for another day…
“Ninety nine percent of Gospel artistes in Nigeria are poor people. Quote me anywhere. Name one rich gospel artist and I will tell you his/her level.
“I have said this severally: secular musicians are not our standard. We cannot model our ministry and profession after secular artists. Our destinations are not the same. We should not be influenced by their lifestyles and standard. So stop copying the same people that we have been called to evangelize through our songs. Stop importing worldly values into Christianity.
“If God has blessed you and lifted you from a certain level, be grateful and conduct your life with humility. There is always a level higher than where you think you are now,” he added in part.