IT is often difficult for secular artistes who switch to Gospel music to attain success but one of such acts, Billy Graham, is encouraging them not to give up because there would be better times.
“It is not easy when a secular artiste turns a new leaf and it’s simply because your fans no longer love what you do. I am a victim and I have not had it easy since becoming born again.
“Although I have mounted stages with the likes of Tic Tac now TiC, VIP, Kwaw Kese, Chicago, Obrafour, Borax, Buk Bak, Nkasei and X- Doe and was doing quite well back then, it has not been easy for me at all since I changed. But I have decided not to give up and go back to the world,” he told Showbiz recently.
According to Billy Graham, real name Billy Charles Graham, it has taken him more than 10 years to come out with a Gospel song because the people he knew could help him push his career when he was a secular artiste were not interested in his new direction.
“I have learnt that nothing comes easy and I believe my challenges have prepared me to be what I am now. I will therefore encourage any secular artiste not to go back to the world when they are born again. God knew why he decided to use you for his work,” he said.
An old student of Accra Academy, Billy Graham said he is glad he has seen God and nothing will let him go back to the world. “I know the God I serve will never let me down but will empower me to do His work. I know the journey will be tough” he said.
He has released his first Gospel single, titled God Is Not A Man, recorded by Nektunez and Kaywa. God Is Not A Man encourages everyone to trust in God and he or she will not be disappointed.
Between 1997 and 2000, Billy Graham, who released songs like Enfa M’as3m ny3 Wo Twapia, Odo Ny3, Stepping On Stage and mounted stages like Mr Teen, Wrekognize 2, Deep Concert and Miss Tema.
He was in a group called Adinkra and they placed fifth in Wrekognize 2 which saw another music group Nkasei, winning the competition in 1998.
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