I sing Gospel music to preach not to make money –Nike Akilapa

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Popular Gospel singer, Nike Akilapa, says she is motivated by her desire to propagate the gospel to all the corners of the earth.

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, she said, “As of the time I released my first album, there wasn’t much money in music but I’m doing it because of the passion I have for propagating the gospel. It gives me great joy when people are touched by my songs and give their lives to Jesus Christ.”

Tracing the genesis of her career, she said, “I started doing music professionally 13 years ago but I’ve been singing since I was a kid and I studied Music at NCE level. I have five albums to my name now. I’m currently working on shooting videos for some of the songs off my latest album,Olorun Alanu Mi. All my albums have the same format and they usually contain three songs. The first track is strictly for praises to God; the second track is for prayerful songs and the third track is for preaching the gospel. I believe that we are all going somewhere after we die. No matter how rich or popular a person is, all humans would face judgment after death and it is very necessary to live in a way that pleases God.”

On the challenges she faces in her career, Akilapa said, “Funding is a major challenge. There is a lot of eye service in the Gospel music industry and many people wouldn’t look your way if they feel you are not big or famous enough. It doesn’t matter if the anointing you carry is bigger than the popular artistes. And that is why I don’t blame popular artistes for charging hefty fees because they also went through a lot while coming up. However, I implore people who have the means to support Gospel artistes because it costs a lot of money to produce albums and put them out. The reason secular music is flourishing is because there is a lot of sponsorship for them, so they’re able to do whatever they want.”
Credit Punch

 

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