Celestine Donkor: ‘I will write a song for any political party if contracted’ – Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter says

In Ghana, it is however said that writing a song for a political party to use a campaign song to win general elections makes a singer on songwriter partisan.

Most people also do think that Gospel singers affiliating themselves with political parties could end up derogating their music career.

Celestine Donkor, a Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter has revealed in a recent interview granted her by Joy FM that she is willing to have a song written for any political party who will contract her to do so.

In the interview monitored by unitedshowbiz.com.gh, the award-winning gospel singer was asked directly if she would agree to such a deal considering the repercussion that comes along with it.

Responding to the question, Celestine Donkor answered, ”Why not”

This is because politics is presumed to be a ‘dirty game being played by unbelievers.

To Celestine Donkor, she believes songwriting is a talent given her by the Almighty God and that she can write anything she chooses to write and that she will only do the writing and not the singing.

In her words, Celestine Donkor said, “why not? One of the things God has given me is the talent of writing. I can write rap…the rap I can write is not these ones Sarkodie is doing.

I can write and as a writer, I can write anything I just choose what I will align with. I have actually written political songs for people.

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It seems this is not the first time we have heard a statement like this from Ghanaian Gospel singers and musicians.

Ghanaian gospel musicians like Obaapa Linda, Evangelist Diana Asamoah, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, Philipa Baafi, Nicholas Omane Acheampong, Empress Gifty and many others have all supported the ideology that they see nothing wrong joining and working on a project for a political party.

In 2016, when Gospel singer, Obaapa Linda was answering a question pertaining to whether gospel musicians can join political parties.

Explaining her view in an inspiring interview with DJ Murphy Lee of Sunyani based Storm 101.9 FM, Linda said:

“I don’t see anything wrong with gospel artists joining a political party. This is because during elections you need to vote for the best person to manage the country.

We all buy the same fuel…we don’t have gospel musicians fuel nor worldly people fuel, we all buy the same fuel…the law governs each and everyone…No one is above the law so there is nothing wrong with it”, Linda explained to Dj Murphy.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh