Why I’m Not Gospel Artiste–Icent

Upwardly mobile singer, Icent has explained why he didn’t consider the option of being a gospel musician, but rather followed the path of secular music.

The widely-travelled Edo State-born entertainer, who started music professionally five years ago, squealed that his musical journey started many years ago in church, where he sang and learnt to play musical instruments.

According to Icent, he had been doing music as a passion in church for many years before he finally gave it a professional. He has hitherto released audio and video singles of ‘Number One’ featuring Skales, ‘Wedding Day’ and ‘African Tomatoe’ to the delight of his fans.

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His latest single, Asantua is currently enjoying airplay, yet Icent is not relenting on his oars, as he is currently in the studio working on a new single that will “beat imaginations.”

Asked why he didn’t choose to be a gospel artiste, Icent said “First and foremost, when you are growing up, you will go to church with your parents. And once music is what you love to do, you will have the opportunity to sing and play musical instruments –it always encourages you to go to church.

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“But doing secular music is what you think you can do or what you think is easy for you. For you to be a gospel artiste; you have to be dedicated to it –you can’t socialise anyhow. Everybody worships God, but there are some things you will want to do that you won’t be able to do as a gospel artiste,” he opined.

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The multi-talented singer, who recently relocated back to Nigeria from Spain, has moved into his newly acquired mansion in Lekki, the highbrow of Lagos.

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