He contends that if unity truly existed, Joe Mettle would have also been promoted by Christians and the Gospel fraternity for the Artiste of the Year as he was also a nominee, suggesting a bias toward Piesie Esther's nomination.
His comments have stirred discussions within the gospel music community about the lack of unity among gospel artists.
Bullgod, known for his candid commentary, voiced his opinions on TV3 New Day in the aftermath of the VGMA awards which saw Black Sherif crowned as the Ultimate winner beating gospel industry favourite, Piese Esther.
“They practice whatever partiality he [Kwesi Ernest] is talking about. If they were united, Joe Mettle was in the Artiste of the Year category. They did not push them as a collective, they only pushed that woman [referring to Piesie Esther],” he pointed out.
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He expressed his belief that the lack of unity among gospel artists resulted in Joe Mettle's exclusion from the highly coveted Artiste of the Year category at a recent music awards ceremony.
“Maybe if they had pushed Joe Mettle he could have won because he also has fans and has done some good work. You never know. So you push them as a collective,” Bullgod stated, shedding light on the alleged favouritism towards Piesie Esther.
Bullgod's remarks resonate with ongoing discussions surrounding the need for unity and support among gospel artists who some believe are always bickering against each other.
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Artistes including Gifty Osei and Sonnie Badu have in the past bemoaned the lack of brotherliness and unity in the gospel music industry.
The gospel music industry in Ghana is renowned for its impactful and inspirational music, which transcends religious boundaries.
However, this revelation from Bullgod raises important questions about the fraternity's ability to come together and support deserving artists.
It now faces an opportunity to reflect on these concerns and work toward fostering an environment that nurtures collaboration, unity, and inclusivity.