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
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
“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
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 mu