Churches in Ghana will rather build a church than invest in talents - Ofori Amponsah

Highlife legend, Ofori Amponsah, says from his experience with the church in Ghana, it doesn’t support budding musicians.

Ofori Amponsah

In an interview on TV XYZ’s ‘Legends’ show, he pointed out that most churches in Ghana do not invest in young talents.

To him, they will rather build churches than invest in young talents, although they regularly engage their services in church programmes.

Ofori Amponsah was speaking in an interview on TV XYZ’s ‘Legends’ show.

He therefore pointed out that if one doesn’t take care he or she may die with their potential in the church.

“Church is not a place where you get help when you really need it. When they collect money, they will build a church. This is what I saw in the church. At that time, I was a lay preacher. I was focused on planting churches.

“If you don’t take care, you will die with your talents in the church without being fruitful although God says which should be fruitful. They take you for granted. When you sing, they don’t pay you but when a preacher comes to speak, they pay him. If you don’t invest in people, how can they grow.”

He talked about his experiences with the church when he started singing in the early 90s in the interview below. He pointed out that he had no intentions of becoming a highlife musician because his first album was a gospel album. However, because he didn't get enough support until Daddy Lumba figured out his potential.


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