Music in Church Should Be More Spiritual and Not Entertainment – DERA
Redefined Gospel had an exclusive interview with one of the finest bubbling under gospel act DERA. The artiste gave insights about her new project and also talked about what music in the church should be.
Read full interview below:
Good day, can we meet you ma?
Dera: My name is Chidera Getrude Igwe, I’m from Imo State of Nigeria. Studied History/int’l Relations in Lagos State University .
Married to my husband Mr Chima Henry Igwe, God blessed us with 3 boys and a girl. Presently I’m a full member of Christian Pentecostal Mission Int’l (CPM)
How long have you been doing music?
I started singing from childhood and have belong to different choirs and singing groups. I have also led different church choirs but I officially dropped my first single My Prayer in 2016.
– Any new song coming out soon?
Yes by the grace of God. I’m working on some few songs already.
– Aside from music, what else do you do?
Apart from music I do motivational speaking and I business as well, but music is the main thing.
– Do you plan to feature any artiste on any track this year?
Yes I intend to feature an artiste in one of my tracks this year by God’s grace.
– Your challenges if any ?
a) One of my challenges is the fear of operating outside the will of God. b) Also being able to do something that will differentiate me from others in the industry. c) Meeting and working with people who understand my vision and calling. d) Availability of fund is also a challenge.etc
Your views on gospel artiste featuring secular artistes on their songs?
Personally I can’t feature a secular artiste in any of my tracks because I feel our understanding about music might differ
What do you think about inviting secular artiste to perform in the church?
I think it’s wrong too based on my personal opinion. Music in church should be more spiritual and not entertainment.
Any other information you wish to share with your fans and our blog readers?
I will be doing an in House worship concert on the 7th of April and also will start my Worship tour to different churches to bless the lives of God’s People through my ministration
Instagram – @deragetrude
Twitter – @deragetrude