Professor Kofi Abraham, one of Ghana’s veteran gospel musicians is appealing to the government and the state to support them [gospel musicians] while they are alive, instead of giving them a state burial after they are dead and gone.
According to him, the dead cannot see what is happening in the land of the living. He said, whatever care the state can give them must be given to them before their death.
The music professor made the passionate appeal when he was speaking on This Is Gospel(TIG) Show hosted by Frank Kwabena Owusu A. K. A Franky5 on 103.9fm, Sunday 19th November, 2017.
“I wish the President could build me a house whiles alive, GHAMRO and MUSIGA should not wait for me to die before they think of securing state burial for me. I deserve it whiles alive on this earth. Death has nothing to be celebrated for. Everybody loves music so I’m appealing to the government to support musicians before they die”. He said.
In 2007, he was invited to perform alongside certain gospel music stars at a musical concert dubbed “The Africa Gospel Music Festival” in North Carolina, United States.
Prof. Abraham has over the years promoted guitar band music in the Ghanaian music industry, and has worked tirelessly to come out with many albums such as ‘Wahwe Meso’, ‘Rabi Mmo’, ‘Yesu Mo’ and ‘Onyame Kanea’ vol 4 & 5, ‘Gye No Di’ Vol.2.
His live band performances throughout his 40 years on the gospel music scene have won the admiration of a large number of music lovers.