I Don’t make Money from Churches, They Pay Me N5,000 for Performance

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms.com

It seems that part of the things affecting the gospel entertainment industry is the aspect of money which is why today, young artiste prefer going into circular music than make gospel music.

It would be recalled that singer, Oretzi, once said that he started out with gospel music but noticed that it was not putting food on his table, so switched to circular music.

Recently, Nollywoodgists.com caught up with popular Gospel singer, Kenny Saint Best and the she disclosed that some of them still making gospel songs are doing it due to the passion they have and sees it as a form of ministration of the word of God.

She explained that striving through the industry has not been easy because she does not make her living from church performances but from shows she attends.

Kenny says when she goes to churches to perform; she does not get anything except “thank you for coming.”

In her words with Nollywoodgists.com, “I don't make money from church they only say thank you or give me as small as N5,000 or N10,000. I make money from shows I attend outside church, so that is what has been sustaining me.”