Gospel musician and pastor Cwesi Oteng has recounted how his emergence onto the music scene earned him enemies.
According to the ‘God Dey Bless Me’ singer because of his novel idea of urban and contemporary gospel – something that set him apart from the multitude in the music space, some people started expressing dislike towards him.
“Contemporary gospel music was underground music. It was an annual concert at the National Theatre and Conference Centre. I emerged as the face of a generation. It wasn’t just music that did it for me. It was also videos and conversation. I came to deal with mental strongholds that were holding that community back, and so I became an enemy to the music industry,” he said on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z.
Adding to his claim, he raised the issue of his long absence from any music award scheme.
“Ask yourself when was the last time I was nominated for any major award scheme,” he further told the host Kwame Dadzie.
Cwesi, famed for his flexible style of gospel music which allows for unconventional models, made this comment while discussing Ghanaians are enemies of their own progress when it comes to the music industry.
Rapper Edem, who was also on the show had revealed on the show that there are some elements in the industry who sabotage creatives to their advantage.
He further urged Ghanaians to be proud of their creatives for the little strides they make.