The Use of Gospel Hip-hop Music as an Avenue of Evangelizing the Youth in Kenya Today: A Practical Approach
Dickson Nkonge Kagema

Abstract
Music is an important component of Christian worship. Globalization has brought about hip-hop culture in Africa, Kenya included, which has influenced the Kenyan youth so much. Although Hip-hop music is very popular with the youth in Kenya, it is viewed by the older, conservative Christians as evil, something that destroys the youth. The feeling of many church leaders is that the youth should ignore this music, something which the youth are not willing to do. This paper argues that Gospel hip-hop music if properly used in the Church can become an essential avenue of evangelization. Rather than refuting this music as satanic, the Church in Kenya should use it to reach the youth who are running away from the Church due to what they term as ‘boring services’.

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