If you thought that beefs occur only amongst secular musicians, gospel musician, Celestine Donkor’s yet-to-be-released single, ‘Belongs to God’ proves you wrong.
In the song, the musician, who preaches the word of God in her songs, did not spare people who seem to take issues with gospel music and gospel musicians.
In her opening verse of the Afrobeat gospel song, which has been chanced upon by Myjoyonline.com, Celestine states that “Dancehall is not for Shatta” afterall, “Everything belongs to God”.
It is unclear if that line is in reference to Shatta Wale’s claim that he is the ‘King of Dancehall’ music.
According to her, sometimes “we dey limit the meaning of gospel song… sometimes we dey miss the meaning of gospel song,” and that the choice of gospel musicians to do what they do does not mean that they can’t equally do what secular musicians do.
“This life is full of choices and I am responsible for the choices I make and I chose to sing for church because that is what makes me happy and fulfilled,” she states.
The ‘Supernatural’ hit singer took a swipe at people who are quick to seek fame because of music, stressing that “everything in this world one dey e go end ooo”.
In the song, Celestine laments that gospel musicians have for some time now been overly criticised and treated unfairly because of their choice of genre. According to her, people tend to unnecessarily attack gospel musicians, describing them as either not sexy or civilised, something she says is baseless.
“Them say we no be sexy but gospel no be sexy matter. Them say we no get civilisation but me I get revelation. Them think them smart for the cash but me I am smarter for [the gospel] because this life is full of choices.”
It’s unclear when the musician will release the song and management of the artiste won’t comment on why the musician is throwing shades at people in a gospel song.