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Church commends Sseku Martin for strictly singing gospel

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The leadership of Kansanga Miracle Centre has commended legendary gospel musician Sseku Martin for strictly singing gospel music since he came to the public scene 20 years ago.

The 37-year-old visited the Church branch in the Capital Kampala on Thursday, 2nd August 2018 ahead of his highly anticipated concert slated for September 8 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

“I refused to backslide, I determined to sing for God all my life come what may,” Sseku assured the audience, moments after leading them through a number of his latest singles.

The Ministry said a number of gospel artists over time compromise their calling to sing ‘secular’ songs with hope that they can earn extra cash by performing at events outside church setting.

They added that God has given Uganda artists dedicated to doing gospel music, and thus need full back up from Churches.

“We are not blessing them. When we are united we are very powerful,” one of the Church Pastors said.

“I want us to bless Sseku Martin – first of all for the legacy – for staying in this ministry for a long time. He has never sung a secular song all his 20 years of ministry,” he added. “Other artists I know, that I will not mention names, say Jesus’ things take long. They choose to do ceremonial songs to earn.”

In one of his recent interviews with media, Sseku Martin said gospel Music has always been part of his life.

Martin accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1996 during a crusade at Disciples of Christ Church in Namungona, after watching movies of how Jesus was persecuted.

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Two years later, the then 18-year-old kicked off a music journey that quickly captured the attention of a diverse audiences due to the uniqueness and fervency with which he shared the message of salvation.

At this point in her career, Martin has accumulated a great deal of perspective on his formative environment and familial ties, on paths taken, on priorities preserved.

He attests to remaining devoted to gospel music even though his stylistic adaptability brought him popularity well beyond the gospel world.

“I have nearly 100 tracks with nine albums and I can comfortably sing with my band like an international artiste,” he says.

The gospel legend is organising a concert on September 8 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Martin wants people to witness the difference in his music which is says has matured over the last 20 years and bears the fingerprints of a new generation.

male@ugchristiannews.com

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