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Although I support the advancement of women’s rights, etcetera all over the world, I would not describe myself as a feminist at all. I said all that because I get very excited when I come across female gospel artistes in Nigeria. Now, it is not like their male counterparts do not matter or are irrelevant, but the female artistes are outnumbered by the male artistes. Furthermore, finding a female artiste who is actually talented (yes now, not all of them are talented … abi na lie I talk?!) is more difficult than finding fresh agbalumo in a regular grocery store in Yankee. Well, okay it is not THAT bad, but you get my drift, i.e. they are a rare breed indeed.
What I have observed is that female gospel artistes tend to be pigeon-holed into particular genres or types of songs, i.e. praise and worship type songs (I guess you can tell by now that I am not a real fan of praise and worship type songs. I just feel that gospel music is so much more than that traditional “form” of music). Frankly, I can make this argument for just about any artiste, but the focus is on female artistes today.