The day has started well and the sun’s beam is already warmly around when I sat to write today. something has caught my attention and its a question that has been on my mind of late: “What’s all the madness about the secular? ”
Hmmmm. Today,i am going to rant and talk. It will be a combination of both so permit me to respond to all the questions giving me sleepless night of late.
What’s all the madness about the secular?
So you are asking me that question? You are a part of the world so don’t tell me you are not part of the secular. Do you think patronizing the secular gives me an edge over others who can’t? Let me take a sip of my hot tea because the weather here is not favorable. Coughing…..
Many questions bubbling in my mind like a child kicking in the womb of the mother. I have decided to ‘yarn’ and I hope the drama rocking 2016 will not catch me. Even if it does, I am ready for the trolls.
But Wait a minute, why would you ask such question ” whats the craze for the secular?” Where are you sitting or standing right this minute? I’m certainly not loosing the consciousness of where I am. The Holy books makes it clear that I am here, but not of here. Yes our definition to all of this is personal but I think at the end of the day I should make sense to you but be prepared to answer most of the questions yourself as we go along because they will be much. Lets get to the matter.
I will start properly by commending all the gospel bloggers across the country who are working tirelessly to get gospel content to every single one out they [lovers of gospel music and the like] the advent of new media has contributed immensely to spreading the gospel. Most of us grew to listening to unedifying music and to get gospel music it has to be in church. This trend has changed particularly with the growth in technological development across the world.
In the past three years, many blogs have emerged as well as the older ones waxing stronger, providing up-to-date content to the growing number of gospel music lovers including our friends from the other side. But I am amused that the people whom this platforms were created for have different view to what is. With questions like, “Oboi you sure this people get followers? I want massive download of my jam ooo. I no fit get am on any of this guys them blog. Guy you know anybody wey fit help put my song for them other blogs?” it seems obvious.
Often, you get the other dimension that goes something like:”How much abeg you go put am for me? Then he/she pays and they are excited, link shared on every channel available. Then you imagine how come anyone would even ask what the crazy is about the secular.
How is it that so many artiste are not ready pay a gospel blogger to put a song on their site/blog but yet can do so to the later? Are we not proud of the gospel site/blog that publishes our work? Are they secondary? How is it that we share the secular music first but the gospel comes last? Wait! who is fooling who? What is the craze about?
Let’s get this education together – do you know that every gospel site/blog spend so much time and energy sharing content via all the channels you could think of? To mention a few BBM, Whatsapp, Facebook, twitter etc. A lot go the extra mile to sponsor their page and thousands of people connect to their page and search for music.
May be its time we cure the madness. The ‘min-dustry’ can grow faster than we imagine if we place value on our own. Can a child prefer another woman to be his mother than his/her biological mother? Even though the concept of adoption is our reality and very acceptable, it is still impossible to deny biologically that one’s mother is one’s mother by birth. It will be crazy to deny science right? …right!
So for every gospel artist who hears this voice through my rant and truth I would love to stop with these perspectives to you: It’s time to invest in our own. If we want to put an end to all of the questions, then we really need to invest in our industry and stop going gaga with the secular that we do not even sing about. Isn’t it funny that at the end of the day our artiste’s music are actually sidelined on their pages, and those special songs are never on their home page yet we drive gospel music lovers into their page and they end up viewing and downloading songs that will not edify.
Those platforms were promoted by their own do same to your own.