In the 1970s there was nothing like a gospel musician in Ghana, Yaw Sarpong, has said.
The Legendary gospel singer was speaking in an interview on Legends on TV XYZ on Sunday, 19 July 2020.
According to Yaw Sarpong, musicians in the country who did gospel music didn’t label themselves, as such, but churned out godly songs.
“When we migrated to Asuofia it was near the city that was where I got access to music and radio to listen to many elders songs like King Oyina, Yamoahs, Nana Ampadu. When it comes to gospel Professor Kofi Abraham.”
Mr. Sarpong said, “Those days, musicians didn’t brand themselves as gospel musicians but their music was about that. That is the reason why my gospel is on that lane.
We had people like E. K Nyame. He wasn’t a gospel musician but the content of his songs were Christian-like. We also had people like Rhema Kandoh. I got the opportunity to listen to them.”
Credited with about twenty-five albums and regarded as the one of the greatest gospel musicians in the country, Yaw Sarpong said his songs comes naturally.
“While growing up I realized that I heard different songs in my ears that were not sang in the real world. When it comes like that I had a little education so I take pen and paper then I write it,” he told Agyemang Prempeh.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana