United Kingdom based Nigerian gospel singer, Aramide Fadilepo in an exclusive interview with Saturday Punch has revealed her view on singing and dancing in gospel songs.
The Nigerian gospel music industry has witnessed a fast rise of new and upcoming artistes who are determined to create a great career path as well as impress the hearts of music lovers.
Aramide Fadilepo is one of the vibrant gospel singers who is currently making waves in the industry and in her exclusive chat with Saturday Punch, she noted the importance of having a spiritual mentor in order to grow. She said;
” I am graTeful That god has not made me a sheep without shepherd. I cannot choose a spiritual shepherd for myself but he’s the one that chooses” .
She added that her spiritual mentor and shepherd ,Rev.Esther Ajayi has really been a source of inspiration to her music career. She also stressed that mentorship is very important to both old and young singers alike because a mentor can be a source of encouragement in all areas of one’s life. It doesn’t have to be only in your music career.
Speaking on her challenges as a gospel artiste, she said;
” LIke other professions,being a gospel minister presents it’s own burdens and challenges, but i am blessed with a wonderful family that supports me ANd adapts to all challenges, especially as a mother to three young boys”.
She also added that she tries not to mix secular songs with gospel songs .
“The world should copy us for good works and not vice versa. I do not subscribe to the school of thought of indulgence in singing and dancing in a WORLDLY FASHION”.
She says it is wrong and following the Biblical injunction without judging, gospel artistes should not dwell on worldly appearances a lot so as not to divert attention of believers.