Too much love songs encourage promiscuity —Diana Hopeson

By: Kofi Duah
Diana Hopeson
Veteran Gospel musician, Diana Hopeson
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ALTHOUGH young musicians such as Kuami Eugene, KiDi, King Promise and Kurl Songz are being appreciated for their love-themed songs, seasoned Gospel musician Diana Hopeson feels the love songs are becoming too much and will encourage promiscuity.

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She thinks the current crop of musicians should give love a break and sing about other equally important issues.

“I am not saying singing about love is wrong, but the way every young artiste wants to sing about love is just too much. You see, too much of that increases promiscuity.

"It encourages the youth to engage in all manner of unholy activities,” she told Showbiz in an interview on Monday.

According to her, some of these young artistes know nothing about love yet sing about it as if they have an experience.

Asked what she is doing about it since she thinks love songs are becoming too many and may lead to unholy activities, the Winner singer says she any time she meets them she asks some of them to sing about something else apart from love.

“I tell them to their faces when I get the opportunity to meet with some of them. There are several issues these artistes can talk about in their songs. For instance, a song like CCTV by King Promise is fantastic and I love listening to it,” she stated.

On how she sees the gospel music industry, Diana Hopeson says the new crop of gospel musicians are too desperate to put their works out there instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to guide them.

“The likes of Mary Ghansah, Stella Seal, Amy Newman, Yaw Sarpong, Rev. Yawson, Tagoe Sisters, just to mention a few, were led by the Holy Spirit to do their music, hence their songs are evergreen and everyone still listens to them,” she said.

Touching on the financial benefits of doing gospel music in Ghana, Diana Hopeson, who is known for songs such as Bra Yesu Nkyen, Gyina Pintin, Send Down Your Fire, If Jesus Says Yes, You Are Worthy, among others, said an anointed gospel musician would never die of poverty.

“An anointed gospel musician will receive invitations from numerous churches in and outside Ghana and he/she will be well sorted,” she said.

Diana Hopeson also advised musicians to enrol in courses to upgrade themselves.

“A musician can teach, rent out music equipment, compose songs for others, among other things related to his or her field, and they will never be broke,” Diana Hopeson added.