I feel honored when musicians sample my songs – Esther Smith

Ghanaian gospel singer, Esther Smith has said that she always feel honored whenever a new musician does a cover of her old songs.

Speaking in an interview with Giovani on 3FM Drive, Esther Smith said the feeling of knowing she recorded a good song that musicians sample leaves her in awe.

“When I see something like that, all I say is Glory be to God. Because who am I to sing and have someone do a cover of my song,” she said.

The veteran cited an example of a gospel musician in Belgium who had done a complete refix of her song and launched it as a new project.

Her stance is the exact opposite of a statement her contemporary Cindy Thompson made on social media after a budding musician sampled her song.

Cindy Thompson said the glory of God was not in the upcoming musician because she could not write her own song.

“I won’t do all the all-nights and write the songs for someone [to take and disseminate without my permission].”