The use of black magic or better still ‘juju’ to champion fascinating success in our various walks of life especially in Africa and Ghana to be precise has find it roots among the gospel musicians.
Not to long ago, one traditional priest alleged a similar claim saying most of our gospel artiste only profess the name of God with their lips but pass through the back door for juju to fuel their career success. Similarly, Minister Adu Patrick, a Ghanaian gospel musician, has alleged that a good number of gospel artistes in the country, turn to black magic or ‘juju’ to fuel their success.
He said in the music world, the secular musicians were not as keen to push their careers through such avenues as the gospel musicians. The musician, who is best known for his Nigerian-style of singing, explained that these musicians were more concerned with outdoing each other in the industry hence their turn to black magic to help them.
Adu Patrick further bemoaned the lack of unity that exist among the gospel musicians in the industry, stating they are now selfish with no consideration for each other unlike some years ago
“Today, as we speak, about 70 per cent of gospel musicians visit shrines for juju for their musical careers and also to outdo other gospel artistes. This is real.”
You hear some people making it big, don’t look at them or don’t envy them. Just pray and thank God for your situation. Those musicians you see doing very well, most of them cannot sleep because of what they do all in the name of God,” he said in an interview with Accra FM on Thursday.
Adu Patrick further stated he does not visit certain churches because they are allegedly presided over by local fetish priests parading themselves as clergymen.
He opined that this happened when the priest realized they were losing patrons of their shrines to churches, hence their decision to branch into forming churches.