Renowned Ghanaian sound engineer David Kojo Kyei has reprimanded people who say that the music business is demonic.
Speaking about challenges in performing his duties as ordained pastor while being a sound engineer, the man of God told Nana Yaw Gyebi, host of Adwumapa mbre on connect97.1FM, it is hypocritical for society to frown on secular music but accept other secular jobs.
“I always say this, I can compare my job to that of a doctor, a politician or a lawyer. I don’t call where I find myself a challenge. You are not accepted in the church if you make secular music, but if you have a secular job like the doctor, you are given a front role to sit in church. A lawyer can defend a thief in court and he will be accepted in the church. But if you record love songs as a musician, the church is against it. It’s unfortunate.”
The man of God continued to explain that his passion for his job and ministering the gospel do not conflict. Adding that doing the Lord’s work through helping people succeed in their career (music) is not a sin.
“All these are religious practices. I do a lot for free (production) because of my passion for the job. Sometimes I find someone who is good and I want to help. I like to contribute to people’s success. I don’t think about the money.”
He advised that everybody stays focused until the focus is on you and accepts Christ as their Lord and saviour.