Popular Gospel minister, Wale Adenuga has come out to write about the issue of envy among musicians. He recently had his say on the topic while adding his advice on how singers can tackle it, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, envy is normal and common, but dwelling on it and developing a negative attitude as a result of how you feel is where the problems lies.
He added that he sometimes wishes he wrote the hit song Way Maker and not Sinach, plus he also crave to have more views on his Instagram Live videos than Nathaniel Bassey from time to time.
His words, “How I wish I was the one who wrote ‘Way Maker’ and not Sinach
In addition, I wish I was the one who also wrote Imela and not Nathaniel Bassey. And that when I do IG LIVE, 100,000 people will show up. Imagine, many months ago, I felt led to do a 15 minute daily prayer meeting for Nigeria, and sometimes all I’d have is 20 people. You can’t help but wander, ‘God did you really ask me to do this?’
Don’t you just feel hollow when the people who have the same gifts you have, just have accolades and fame that dwarf yours?
I know that feeling and because I’m not the only sinner in town, I know you feel so too. (Wink wink)
But this envy of a thing (like we say in Nigeria) has to be dealt with, especially when we start to have beef with others. How you deal with it lets us know whether you’re natural or supernatural. If you stay envious, you’ve simply bitten and swallowed the same apple Joseph’s brothers ate and as such, you won’t be able to speak a kind word to your brothers and sisters.
To overcome bad envy, speak to God to help you. Tell him you’re envious and that it’s eating you up.”
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