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We should not define gospel music as a genre – Eric Jeshurun

by The Ghana HIT

Eric Jeshurun Okyere a Ghanaian gospel artiste and songwriter, says describing gospel music as a genre indicates that one is putting a limit on God’s word.

Eric Jeshurun Okyere claimed that gospel music is about the message that the singer delivers across in a song and that can be in any category the songwriter or singer feels comfortable with.

He made this known during an interview with Happy 98.9 FM’s DJ Adviser, host of the Ayekoo After Drive.

“We have defined gospel music as a genre but I do not think gospel music is a genre of music. You can have gospel rap or gospel afrobeat because of the message the songs have.

He repeated that gospel music is neither worship nor praises but about the message. Eric stated that so long as the song speaks about the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, then it qualifies as a gospel song despite the genre.

The artiste expressed his worry with gospel music being categorized as a music genre.

“Gospel music shouldn’t be categorized differently from RnB and Funk. Gospel is not a genre of music”

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