There is a certain expectation on how Gospel artists should dress and should behave.
Mercy Chinwo is a popular gospel singer in Nigeria.
An evangelist, Victor Edet had taken to his Facebook page where he called out the gospel singer for her fashion style “YOU can’t be singing gospel songs and be seductive at the same time. A true Christian should look DECENT and not SEDUCTIVE, Mercy Chinwo Beware!!!” he wrote.
This led to an outpour of messages where many questioned when will men learn to control themselves that they should not make their thoughts the star’s issue. This has raised concerns; as the main aim we go to church is to be fed spiritually. In cases such as these where a woman is being called for merely embracing her beauty and figure.
The gospel music industry in Nigeria has been doing well in recent years. With the likes of Frank Edward and Tope Alabi churning out good gospel music, the industry can be said to be blooming.
However, in recent months, the industry which is not known for controversies has witnessed one form of bad publicity or the other, with mostly female gospel singers in the eye of the storm.