“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give,” reads Matthew 10:8.
The above scripture seems to have impacted the decision of budding Ghanaian Gospel singer, Prince Dansel, not to monetize his craft.
The fast-rising musician says he does not charge for programmes.
“Since I started ministering, I haven’t requested money from any event organizer or organization,” Dansel said.
Sitting with Agyeman Prempeh on the Power Entertainment show on Saturday, June 13, Dansel indicated that he does not charge for musical shows because he is doing the work of his maker.
According to him, his singing talent was given to him freely from God. Hence, his decision not to get any monetary gains from ministering.
Dansel, who takes aspiration from Vodafone Ghana Music Awards winner Joe Mettle intimated that sometimes after ministration at an event he’s given a token as an appreciation.
He said, “I’m doing the work of God. Personally, I don’t charge I take any amount given to me after performance”
Meanwhile, Joe Mettle has admonished gospel musicians to focus on the business aspect of their work to create quality music.
Speaking in an interview with Hitz FM in 2019, the singer said even though Gospel musicians are meant to use their works to win souls for God, how else will the person be able to do good music if there is no money to fuel it?”
Joe Mettle stated he believes in producing good music that can stand the test of time and touch the hearts of people which one needs money to do.
“If you do quality work it goes far when it goes far. It attracts people into the ministry and also more people patronise,” he explained.
Prince Dansel is currently on a media tour promoting his debut single dubbed ‘Lovin’ Me’.