Tusker Project Fame Season 6 finalist and gospel artiste, Daisy Ejang, has hit out on pastors and event organisers who manipulate gospel artists by paying them little money after performance.
Ms Ejang made the rant on social media on Saturday, June 11th revealing how she fell out with a pastor at an event.
Below is her post:
It always disturbs me why some event organizers take gospel artists for a ride. Yet we invest a fortune in our music careers, someone wants to hire you for as little as transport money (10k-20k). I don’t see any slight excuse why you’d offer peanuts to Daisy Ejang, and give exorbitant amounts to the secular artists. Small money is a reason we’ve had many talented gospel artists swaying away from the church to the other side of the world, secular.
Personally, I have had my relationships with some pastors and former friends turn sour. Many have fallen out with me because I turned down their invites to perform at their events, churches, et al. These folks hold the perception that a gospel artist sings to win souls for Christ rather than to make money. Or a gospel artists sings for so little. One thing is for sure, by rewarding me with so little, you are cheapening my God and the talent he gifted me. The last thing I want to do in this world is to cheapen my God.
As a lady who got saved at a very tender age, through my music; I want to win those souls for the almighty. I want to heal. I want to give hope. I want to express my undying love for the creator. But also, I want that money (Haha, truth spoken). How shall we get those nice Videos when the payment is little? How shall we minister?