Wilson Joel is a musician,award winning producer,steinberg endorsed artist and the music director of one of the finest church in Nigeria.
Text below are his thoughts this morning :
“READ TEXT ON PICTURE FIRST ☝️ THEN READ WRITE UP
First off, Congratulations 🎊 sir @marvinsapp
I live in a country where people judge others based on what they think is wrong. This old teachings that depicts one group of persons as Holy and others as unholy is the reason many
I can categorically say that being a Christian in some way has affected my work as a creative music individual, in Nigeria
It’s even worse when you try to collaborate with non~Christians, they feel as though you will judge them and they stay away from you. This didn’t happen to me in South Africa. In fact, i have worked with Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and many more on various projects and they were not disturbed by my FAITH. BUSINESS is not same as FAITH
Salvation is a relationship with God not a group “CODE OF CONDUCT”. Let’s keep sentiments aside
It would be safe to say i made a BIG SACRIFICE [not Mistake] coming back to my country. I had thought we were heading somewhere great but alas the religious mindset here is alarming. So alarming that cooperate bodies don’t sponsor you once they sense you’re a Christian or you have affiliation with Christian ACTIVITIES. Even if you’re so GREAT at what you do, I speak of others asides myself
Indeed, environment is everything. Many now believe i mainly produce gospel music maybe because I also voluntarily direct a church choir. How ironic ahn? 😂 I produce all sorts, in South Africa if you see 10 albums from me, 3 of them are gospel the others are either Jazz, Soul, Orchestra Arrangements and I did a whole lot of film scoring, theme music and more. I hope this explain it all
Music, film & the arts are creative means of reaching the world at large not just a set of people. I know there are many folks out there affected by this, it times to BREAK OUT
Good morning ☕ [A little note to think about]”
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