Love Song Not Worldly - Ofori Amponsah
Hi-life musician turned pastor, Ofori Amponsah, says it is not worldly to sing about the love between a man and a woman. The 'Otoolege' hit maker, whose latest song, 'Alewa' has been criticized to be worldly considering that he now claims to be a pastor in ministry, said this on Citi FM's late afternoon show, Traffic Avenue. Amponsah, who was speaking to Jessica as part of his visit to the Adabraka-based station to present a surprise birthday cake for the station's 11th anniversary, said 'singing about love is spiritual'.
'I believe that love is something that God wants; it is a part of God's word. Singing about the love between a man and a woman is not worldly music; it is absolutely spiritual music. It is the kind of music that heals people,' he said.
Ofori Amponsah recently returned to the hi-life music scene by releasing the 'Alewa' track with Sarkodie. The song has been met with mixed reactions, with some criticizing the artiste for returning to 'secular' music after announcing that he was devoting time to preaching the word of God. Ofori Amponsah, however, insists that it is not wrong for him to be a Christian and still sing about love. 'This is what I want to do. I want to tell people I can serve my God, love my God. God has been a part of the whole Ofori Amponsah project. I just want people to know that this is who I am. I don't have to hide anymore. I still can do my love songs that I really love to do.' He also revealed that his return to hi-life music 'is not about money, I just love what I do. I don't look at money; I look at how I can send my message across.' He therefore explained that people should not find anything wrong with him being a hi-life singer and a preacher, just like the soldier Cornelius was able to say that he met an angel of God. 'Everybody has a right to know God. We are all standing in for God. Whoever you are, you have a right to know God' he emphasized.