When musician Kesse gave his life to Christ and decided to turn his back on secular music for the Gospel sector, he knew there would be challenges but he was ready for them.
And that is perhaps the reason he says he is not surprised that his colleague Gospel musicians are not showing him love as he expected.
“When I was in the world, I was told there was more love among secular musicians than Gospel artistes and I am now seeing the truth. There is stigmatisation from Gospel musicians.
“They see you in a certain way and think you are not one of them but that will not stop me from serving God. When I was in the world, my colleagues were supportive and showed true love.
“Some Gospel musicians only think about themselves instead of caring about others. At the end of the day, it all comes down to love because if you love someone, you will not focus on their past.
“I knew this would happen and was even told it will happen but that is not what I am thinking of, I am focused on spreading the Gospel,” he told the Graphic Showbiz recently.
According to Kesse, real name Michael Kesse Frimpong, the stigmatisation does not bother him.
“The stigmatisation does not worry me at all. What is keeping me is that I have the heart for the work and I see all these as trying moments. It did not start with this generation so it is normal, it even happened with Jesus and the Pharisees,” he said.
Although he has released a number of Gospel songs since he became born again, Kesse has not been able to make much of an impact but said God knows what is best for him so there is no need to worry.
“I am not bothered if my Gospel songs don’t make it out there but if I am able to win a soul for God, He will be happy with me. I go to different churches to preach the word of God and I have been able to win a lot of souls for God and that is my main focus. I don’t care whatever anyone thinks or says about me,” he added.
Some of his Gospel songs are Me Hu Yesu, Sweet Jesus, Ye Hia Wu and Oluwa Dara.
Kesse won the fourth season of TV3 Mentor and also participated in Season 2 of Project Fame West Africa where he finished as first runner-up.
He gained prominence with the release of his debut single Oh Yes, a Reggae/Dancehall song which earned him the Best Male Vocal Performance of the Year award at the 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Kesse released his debut studio album The Prodigy in 2012 which had songs such as The Ugly Truth, The More I Cry, Superstar and Treat Her Royal featuring Sarkodie.