Talented gospel artiste Mercy Masika has decried the lack of inspiration in the songs being produced nowadays.
The award-winning gospel singer took to Instagram today, 16th September, to pour her heart out.
The Mwema hitmaker said she strongly believes that turning music into a business is what has robbed it of its quality and undermined its original purpose.
“The reason much of today’s music lacks inspiration and memorability is that people have blurred the lines and turned it into too much of a business,” she wrote.
Mercy said that it was no longer easy for one to remain true to one’s purpose for doing music
“It takes moral courage to remain true to inspire, impact and be true to who you are called to be,” he added.
The Groove Awards winner lamented that “music often takes time to pay, but when it finally does, it pays very well”.
Mercy Masika is among the few true gospel artistes remaining in Kenya after many young artistes have been led astray by money and fame.
“There’s a confidence that comes from being true,” she said.
Masika started singing many years ago and is still going strong.
She is married to David Muguro and they have two teenage children.
On 30th August, they celebrated 12 years of marriage.
“The last 12 years have been amazing because I got married to a really awesome man. Thanks for loving me and nurturing me…Happy anniversary to us,” she wrote on their special day.