Gospel singer, Mike Abdul has revealed that he has learnt to focus on the digital aspect of his art. All thanks to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
In a chat with Unmask NG, the music star admitted that he was one of those who were affected by the infectious disease, but he was able to see another side of his art that he has since been snubbing.
His words; “Everyone is actually affected by COVID-19, and I wasn’t exempted. The virus came like a rude shock to all of us.
“Initially, it really got to me, but I must say the COVID-19 experience presented me with an opportunity to also focus on my digital aspects. Digital is another avenue musicians can make earnings. I have not been paying attention to this aspect of my art prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, but it later dawns on me that I have been missing a lot from snubbing this part. It will surprise you that I made what I made the whole of 2019 on digital, in less than six months on digital during this period. So, it’s also a blessing in disguise and I’m grateful for it.”
Here’s what we know…
Since Nigeria confirmed her index case of COVID-19, which was in late February 2020, gospel artistes like Mike Abdul have seen their revenues nose-dived as a result of the measures put in place to curtail the disease spread.
Hit by the huge blow of COVID-19, the artistes who have seen their earnings significantly declined, have now re-channeled their energy to digital in other to survive this torrid period.
Meanwhile, Abdul who shot himself into fame with no less than three electrifying albums disclosed to Unmask NG that he has a new song, titled Èyan Jésù out there.
He however said he recorded the song during the COVID-19 lockdown, and it’s a song people will be grateful for listening to.