Ghanaian singer-songwriter Ofori Amponsah has opened up about his spiritual experiences and how he expresses them through his music.
In an interview with Nana Ama McBrown on Onua Showtime TV show on Sunday, June 4, the highlife musician said he often receives revelations from God but does not share them publicly because he fears being ridiculed.
He said he uses his songs to convey some of the messages he gets from God, some of which have come true.
He cited his song “Hello Hello” as an example of a song that contained “prophecies” from his divine visions. He said he predicted the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic in 2005 when he released the song.
“I am scared to say it when I get a revelation because I think people will insult me so I put it in my lyrics.
“I released ‘Hello hello’ in 2005 and today the things I said including Russia and Ukraine/America’s dispute as well as darkness covering the earth in 2020 have all happened,” Ofori Amponsah said.
Ofori Amponsah, also known as Mr. All 4 Real, is one of Ghana’s best 21st century highlife artists. He has released fourteen solo albums, the latest being “Million Dollar” in 2020. He won seven awards at the 2006 VGMA awards, including 2005 Artist of the Year.
He said he has always been a believer in God, even when he was making love songs. He said that was why people doubted his calling as a pastor when he announced it ten years ago.
He later returned to secular music after releasing “Alewa”.
“When people knew me, I was in the secular world that’s why I think they doubted my role as a pastor. I feel like when something is worldly it’s not because the thing is not Christian but it is when people don’t believe that there’s God for me that’s my belief.
“If you read the scriptures and you look at songs of Solomon, the words are very romantic. Talent is from God so if you don’t have it, it’ll not work,” Ofori Amponsah said.