Gospel singer Kenny Saint Best has revealed that her aim of doing music is to reach out to the audience outside the church as they need the message the most.
According to Punch, the singer cum politician still has plans to hold public office in spite of losing at the All Progressives Congress primaries in 2014 when she ran as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
She also doesn’t see her political plans as posing any problems for her music career.
She said: “Music is my first calling. It is my real profession, while politics takes second place. Nothing can take me away from music because it runs deep in my blood. In fact, every Sunday I go from one church to another and sing. I don’t make noise about it because it is my life.”
She also explained that she set out to make music with street credibility given her intentions to affect the lives of the average Nigerians.
“I set out to create a kind of gospel music that would be accepted by the average Nigerian on the street. I am talking about gospel music that has ‘street credibility’ – the type that deejays are happy to play alongside other kinds of music and even area boys (or street urchins) will be glad to listen to,” she said.
Speaking on her reason for targeting the average Nigerians at beer joints and night clubs, she said she isn’t doing gospel music for those who already lead a religious life but for those lagging behind in their Christian lives.
She said: “This is the reason why I have settled for gospel music: to reach out to this kind of people and spread the good news to them. Since they will definitely not come to church on worship days, the gospel has to reach them anyhow. And one of the ways to draw them closer to God is to present gospel music in a way that they will accept.”
Kenny Saint Best is a Nigerian gospel singer formerly married to afro pop singer Eddy ‘Remedy’ Brown.
She was also formerly signed to pioneer music label Kennis Music.