‘Gospel artistes don’t earn enough’ is always our excuse, but have you thought to even with the little you are earning bless the platform, the pastor, source or the promoters who have made the ‘little’ happen?
I was just encouraging some of my young ministers a minute ago, and advised them to write a short list of those who have blessed them this year by opening doors, doing introductions to churches / ministries, advised of their work, provided opportunities / platforms, promoted your music via their blogs or online radios, etc; and appreciate them financially. Its not the size of the money, but the thought that counts.
For 2015, in my opinion, Sammie Okposo has done more for Gospel artistes this year through his SOPP program than many. He has used his name, brand and position to get artistes platforms never before reached, and also got UK Visa’s for some to attend the SOPP UK edition. You will be ungrateful and a thief not to appreciate such a person. You have SelahAfrik, Praiseworld radio, Gospel Hotspot, Amen Radio, Gospel Naija, Oluwaseun Blog, Gospotainment, Isaiah Olumati, Jeff Q, Sabina, and many more generals who have done great for you this year.
You have your Pastors, individuals, corporate organisations, etc, who have invited you to perform, minister, or whatever, send to their bank account what you can afford, buy a recharge card, a bottle of wine, something, anything, and say “Thank You” for allowing God use you for me in 2015”. My people say, those you gave thanks for yesterday’s assistance, will definitely get more. Sow into your 2016 by blessing those mentors today. You will thank me for it later.
— Written by Mr Bola Mogaji (Mr B.)