Gospel music singer Asu Ekiye has lamented over the use of non gospel songs in events by Christians recently. The singer took to his Facebook page to chide believers who opts for secular music for entertainment on their occasions, adding that the lack of suitable gospel songs is a major cause.
In his Facebook post, Asu Ekiye bemoaned the absence of love songs in the gospel music industry as well as danceable music ideal for entertainment. He blamed the extinction of gospel love/dance songs on the overemphasizing of slow solemn songs as the preferred genre for worship, thereby pushing other genres off the map.
Asu Ekiye called for the acceptance of different genres of music into the church, implying that the adoption of rap songs, reggae, hip hop etc will definitely eliminate the use of non gospel songs in social events.
It’s a pity that church folks don’t have love songs and dance songs for social events any more . Believers are helpless. They can’t but use secular songs for their weddings and social events and yet the church system would make you all believe that once it is not worship song, sorry slow solemn song, it is not spiritual .Who said that?
The worship bug is killing other genre of gospel music and that era is about to end. Where is our gospel rap, reggae or hip songs? Praise singers are carnal people. So we all must concoct “by force” tongues into our worship package to sound spiritual.
Notice that most songs coming out from the gospel community now sound alike. It must all start with string instrument and some “kabosh” for embelishment and to create that ambience. It is a useless culture.
Listen: All songs inspired by God are spiritual irrespective of the genre.