Gospel singer, Hannah Marfo talks about her trials with money. Furthermore, she needs an amount of GHc 43,000 to treat her ailing daughter. Therefore, she appeals to the general public for help.
The singer narrated how she landed in such a sorry financial state after all her fame. Moreover, she revealed that the fame did not necessarily translate to cash. Also, she has been going through financial difficulties. This is because Pastors often take gospel musicians for granted. These pastors and are reluctant to pay them after they perform in their churches with the excuse that they are doing “God’s work”.
She made these revelations on Light FM in Kumasi. Furthermore, she explained that it was so bad that she sometimes had to go to bed on an empty stomach after performing in some churches.
Hannah Marfo talks about performing and not getting money
“Sometimes you have to drink water to bed after you have gone to perform in a church. No single church in Kumasi can tell me I charged to perform whiles I lived there. In those days, people paid me according to what they thought it was a good wage. Sometimes you have to drink water to bed after you have gone to perform in a church, you see…I have performed and gone to bed with no food. Even common transportation they won’t offer you”.
According to her, it is very common practice for heads of churches to take gospel artists for granted.
“Lots of them, all they say is God bless you. I don’t know if the trend has changed this time, but previously, some were doing it”