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Audio+Video: Joe Mettle Serves Us With A New Song “Ye Obua Mi (My Help)”

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Multiple award-winning gospel singer Joe Mettle has served us with an amazing new Ga contemporary gospel song titled “Ye Obua Mi (My Help)“, available now for streaming and download on all streaming platforms.

“Ye Obua Mi”, a song declaring the Lord as our help is derived from Psalm 121;..”I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. indeed…”

According to Joe Mettle Ye Obua Mi is a heart’s cry of worship and confession of who the Lord is to us in these trying times.

The song also recounts all the things we’ve been through as a people in these past months, even though a period intense pandemic but the Lord has been our help.

“Ye Obua Mi (My Help)”, is the first single from Joe Mettle’s upcoming album expected to arrive just before or during his annual Praiz Reloaded flagship program slated for 27th June 2021. More details on the album and the upcoming event soon.

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Actor, Waakye ordained as Reverend Minister

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Veteran Ghanaian actor Prince Yawson, popularly known as Waakye, has been ordained reverend minister on Sunday, 25th April 2021 after completing his Bible school.

Waakye some years back revealed during an interview that he was a Bible student in a Bible school on his way to becoming a minister of God on a full-time basis.

True to his words, the popular actor’s ordination ceremony took place at the Word Impact Centre in Accra as he wore the cassock to signify his new position as a minister of God.

Friends, Family and colleagues from the movie fraternity were present to grace and witness the new chapter in his life.

 

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“I Report My Husband To God When I See I’m Not So Much In Love With Him” – Nigerian Actress Omotola Reveals

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Celebrated Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has opened up on how she has lived with her husband as a married couple for 25 years now.

Omotola Jalade appeared on Chude’s show and shared her marital journey with Captain Matthew Ekeinde who she married in 1996 are blessed with four children and according to her, what has kept them moving is the respect they have for each other.

The beautiful philanthropist and Nollywood star said she and her hubby both chose to be with each other and not because they had to be with each other and any time she feels she is not so much in love with her husband, she reports him to God.

She said;

“You have a journey, I chose to make that journey with you. With or without you, I will make my journey. With or without me, he will make his journey.

“So we both understand that I’m with you is not because I have to be with you. I’m with you because I choose to be with you. He’s with me because he chooses to be with me. So we respect each other’s choices, each other’s space, and each other’s wholesomeness.

“He knows that I’m not with him because I love him all the time. I’m with him because God has given me a mandate to be by his side and vice versa so the time when I see him and I’m not so much in love with him, I report him to God. I’m like “Hey, what’s up now? Are you gonna make it come around?’” she added

 

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Vigour, stagecraft on full display as these 4 veteran gospel musicians prove they’ve still got it

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Call it nostalgia but it is an undeniable fact that there is some element of fulfilment in listening to “old” gospel songs from our veteran musicians.

Could it be the production? Not exactly, because there is better technology to record these days.

Message? Pretty much so, because attention was paid to content and their message was sent out to help uplift, edify and transform the vulnerable.

But at a particular point in time, Ghanaian music lovers missed out on these old soul-lifting songs from our mothers.

These pioneers of Ghanaian gospel music graced UTV’s United Showiz programme on Saturday, March 13, 2021, to discuss their long absence, experience, lessons and other happenings in the Ghanaian gospel fraternity.

Not forgetting their compelling performance which proved that despite their old age, their voices and stagecraft remain top-notch.

The likes of Abaawa Comfort, Hannah Marfo, Diana Hopeson, Ophelia Nyantakyi, and Helena Rhabbles among other things, talked about their career span.

They disclosed doing active music and staying relevant for the past 40, 26, 30, 20 and 26 years respectively.

Explaining their absence in the music scene, some of these veterans established that the hardships and financial constraints at that time compelled them to venture into other fields.

Others travelled oversees to live with their family and a few have released some fresh music for their fans.

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Gospel musician Sammie Obeng-Poku weds longtime girlfriend

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On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Gospel artiste cum Pastor Sammie Obeng-Poku tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Bernice Ewura Adwoa.

The marriage ceremony which took place in Kumasi, had friends, loved ones, and family in attendance. Various gospel artists and musicians including Efe Grace, Sandra Afreh, Jojo Arhin, Francis Kweku Osei, and many more attended the wedding in their numbers to support their brother and colleague.

It was alleged that the wedding was nearly put on hold after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had banned all weddings during his last National Address. Later on, Minister of Information, Kojo-Oppong Nkrumah cleared the air that weddings can rather take place but with no receptions afterward.

Sammie Obeng-Poku is reckoned as a dynamic gospel minister whose songs and ministrations keep inspiring and blessing lives in Ghana and across the globe. During the year 2015, he had his first collaboration and single titled “Halleluyah” with gospel artiste Joe Mettle.

Pastor Sammie has two albums currently to his credits which are enjoying airplay on various digital platforms and streams.

 

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Mercy Chinwo Grabs The Best Gospel Artiste Award At Just Ended AFRIMMA 2020

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Award-winning Nigerian gospel singer Mercy Chinwo grabs the Best Gospel Artiste awards at the just ended 2020 edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).

A few hours after it was announced on the official Instagram page of AFRIMMA, mercy reposted and appreciated everyone for their support towards her gospel music ministry.

“THANK YOU JESUS 🙌🙌 ALL THE GLORY IS YOURS FOREVER🙏🙏Reposted from @afrimma #Afrimma 2020 Best Gospel Artist” – She wrote.

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Mercy contested in this category with some of the best gospel stars from the continent such as Joe Mettle – Ghana, Miguel Buila – Angola, Sinach – Nigeria, Icha Kavons – Congo, Winnie Mashaba –, South Africa, Diana Hamilton – Ghana, DJ Kerozen – Ivory Coast, Benjamin Dube – South Africa, and Tim Godfrey – Nigeria.

The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is an independent award scheme based in Dallas – US set up in collaboration with the African Union (AU) to celebrate the contribution of Music to the culture around the continent of Africa regardless of the genre.

The 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) which came off virtually on November 15 saw many artists across the continent take home numerous honors.

Congrats to Mercy Chinwo.

 

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The Untold Story Of Bishop Charles Agyin Asare And Wife As They Renew Their Marital Vows (Pictures)

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It is the kind of epic love story you might find in a Christian literature or movie. A man meets a woman prior to a crusade. His heart melts like an ice block placed in the sun. He prays about it and more than three decades later, they are celebrating 35 years of marital bliss.

The beginning was not on a silver platter. Although she initially agreed to his proposal, she later changed her mind but he was so resolute to the extent of giving her the date and the time of getting married to her. It paid off.

 

“All these years with you feels blissful with you by my side. I remember this day like it was yesterday when we celebrated our 25th anniversary (10 years ago). I love you more each passing day.” – He wrote on Social Media”

Thirty-five years on and a pearl anniversary, the preacher is still married to the teacher and two became one – working together in the Lord’s Vineyard – touching and transforming lives. And on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of their marriage, they melted the hearts of many as they walk down the aisle again to renew their marriage vows

That is the story of Bishop Charles Agyinasare and Rev Mrs Vivian Agyinasare, Founders of the Perez Chapel, formerly known as the World Miracle Church International.

Childhood, education, and calling

The soft-spoken Bishop Charles Agyinasare was born on March 22, 1962 at Achiase in the Eastern Region to a soldier, Staff Sergent Andrews Asare (a Fante and Akyem), and Madam Elizabeth Arthur (an Nzema). He is therefore partly Fante, Akyem, and Nzema.

He cut his academic teeth in the Garrison Basic School before going to St Martin’s Secondary School.

He later got his A’ Levels at the Workers College, now the University of Ghana City Campus. His impressive CV also has All Nations for Christ Bible Institute in Benin City in Nigeria, Vision International University in the United States, an LLB at the University of London, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He also holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the Vision University in the United States.

He had his share of vices in marijuana, women, and truancy before he was arrested by the Holy Spirit in 1980.

When he was saved in 1980, he said he sensed two weeks later that he was called to preach. So he started working towards it by studying the Bible and immersing himself in prayer. By 1983, he was ready for full-time Ministry.

“When I was a kid, anytime we played, I used to act as a priest. I acted as a preacher and burying people. Later on, when I obeyed the call, then I had an encounter that made me hear a voice, which said I will heal the sick, raise the dead, and preach the kingdom.”

The televangelist said if he had not been called, his childhood dream was to become a lawyer.

Asked why he wanted to be a lawyer, he laughed for almost 45 seconds and said “let’s leave it there”. But when pushed he replied with a clasped hands,  “I wanted to speak for people. I always felt that I couldn’t stand watching while people are taken advantage of.”

From Proposal to Marriage

Marriage life started at an age many in Ghana would consider quiet young—23— for the itinerant preacher who interestingly met his wife to be in 1984 in Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, prior to a crusade.

“In 1984 as part of the advance team of Ghana Evangelical Society Crusade, I was chatting with her friends and she walked in. When I saw her, it hit me that this is it. She was somebody I just mellowed for,” he recalled with a smile.

Thereafter, his proposal came.  She told him two proposals were under consideration but she asked for time to think and pray about it. With time, she said yes and changed her mind again because she was a few years older than him.

But the confident young evangelist did not give up, as he put it, “I was confident I was going to win the election.”

“I wrote back to her telling her I will win the election and I’m coming on a particular date to finalise things. She felt that I may not be able to take care of her, but I had to reassure her that I would be able to do it.”

 

Today, the walls of tribalism that hindered inter-ethnic marriages in the past are gradually breaking down but in those days, Miss Vivian Dogbe was apprehensive because earlier, her parents had refused to give her hands to even people from her ethnic group.

“She wasn’t sure how her dad would take it. I am a Fante/Akyem/Nzema and she is an Ewe but surprisingly, he just accepted me without even seeing me. The day the dad met me, he said, ‘I don’t know you but I just like you’.”

Young and with not much to his name, Bishop Agyinasare’s biggest breakthrough in the Ministry came in Asamankese in the Eastern Region where a congregation of scores became thousands within a week.

Coincidentally, the daughter of a Mirror Reporter was healed on one of the days–the news made it into the newspaper and the name Agyinasare spread like wildfire.

When they got married in 1985, the man moved to his wife’s house. But four months later, the preacher was on the move to Bible School in faraway Nigeria to study crusade planning.

It is an episode in his marital life that he said he regretted and given the chance, he would rewrite that part of the script because it was tough for him and his beloved ‘Vivi’ as he affectionately calls the pillar behind him.

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Unsung legend Rev. Martinson Larbi

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“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” – Colossians 3:23-24

The growing demonstration of ingratitude that has for years bedevilled Ghana’s gospel industry and the non-recognition of legends are largely to blame for the inability of the industry to flourish as an important wing of God’s ministry.

Gospel music, in spite of the growing challenges, continues to serve as an important instrument to propagate the gospel courtesy the persistent contribution of some few individuals who have dedicated themselves to the task.

One name that stands out among the few unsung heroes who are working devotedly to sustain the momentum is the legendary Reverend Ferdinand Larbi Martinson. In fact, any account on the evolution and growth of Ghana’s gospel industry would be incomplete without reference to Rev. Martinson.

A teacher by profession, Rev Martinson, who hails from Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana, is now a full time gospel musician. Described by many as the “master of worship” the song writer, singer, instrumentalist, and pastor has spent decades in the gospel industry, leaving remarkable footprints on the successes of many musicians in the gospel fraternity.

Through his dulcet voice, creativity and dynamism, he has blessed the church and gospel music lovers with numerous powerful songs, many of which have become a major conduit for exaltation and invoking the presence of God.

Lifetime releases such as “wofata , kronkron, adom, tumi ye wode, ye meho nsenkyerehene, me dofo kesse, adom ara k3k3, adom nsuo among others have dominated worship songs ministered in our churches in the past three decades.

As a prolific songwriter, Rev. Martinson has written many inspiring songs for a number of Ghanaian gospel artistes, many of whom have become household names in the music industry in general. He has demonstrated his versatility and service by singing back-ups for almost all the celebrated gospel musicians in Ghana.

Award-winning gospel artists such as Elder Mireku, Jewel Ackah, Ohemaa Mercy, No tribe,Cecilia Marfo, Gifty Osei, Nicholas Omane Acheampong, Ophelia Nyantakyi, Pofessor Kofi Abraham, have all benefitted and continue to benefit from his exploits.

Although Rev. Martinson has enjoyed little recognition, beneficiaries of his talent and mentorship have recorded exceeding breakthrough in the gospel ministry and business, all of which reflects his selflessness and bigheartedness.

It is said that a true hero is not measured by the size of his strength but by the strength of his heart. Aside enduring a gruelling start in his musical career, Rev Martinson persisted in his quest to make an indelible impact in the gospel industry, a drive that is few and far between.

In one of his interviews, he recounts how he almost gave up on music after being disappointed by many gospel artists who benefited from his free-handedness and shot to fame.

“At some point, I took a painful decision to stop doing music after suffering a lot of disappointments. But what kept me moving was my father in music, Jewel Ackah who advised me to persist because we are working for God and not man… I am not interested in money. I am interested in serving God and using music to draw many people to Christ” he recounted.

The lack of unity among gospel artists has been identified as one of the pressing issues troubling the growth of the industry. Some industry players have underscored the need for gospel artists to regard themselves as having a common purpose and collaborate to advance the kingdom business. In an era where competition was keen among the gospel fraternity, Rev. Martinson defied the odds and featured Nicholas Omane Acheampong on a song – becoming the first gospel artist to do so.

Although he is not living in Ghana currently, he continues to lift the banner of Ghana and Christ around the world, leading choirs in mega churches and ministering to multitudes on diverse platforms. With five worship albums to his credit, Rev. Martinson also has a seven piece gospel group called “VOICES OF THE ARK”, touring the whole of Ghana to spread the gospel.

It is said that a country that does not recognise its heroes is not worth dying for. Similarly, an industry that does not accord its legends the needed acknowledgment may not be worth sacrificing for. Unlike the likes of Rev. Martinson who would give their all beyond reward, many others may hang their boots in frustration – a situation that could wreck the prospects of the industry.

The time has come for us to honour our heroes while they are alive and appreciate their contributions to the industry and the church at large. This should not be necessarily monetary. Sometimes a one-paragraph sentence touting their successes can be gratifying.

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How I overcome – The Eddy Koomson story

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Born and raised in a musical family, Eddy picked his musical senses from his dad who played the organ and led the choir in a Methodist church where he grew up. At the age of four (4), he became the first-ever drummer in the church.

Moving on to high school, Eddy became music director for the School band just in the second year ahead of his seniors. Doubling as Music Director for the Spiritual Union (SU), Editor-In-Chief for the School Magazine team, and Drama Coordinator for the WDDC. It’s safe to say arts lived in him from birth.

He switched between instruments and picked up as a bass player in 2014 under the supervision of his well-known and renowned mentor, Opoku Sanaa now in Dubai.

His love for music is a thrilling one. Music has always been the live wire of his glittering prospects. To him music and art, in general, is but a life, a spiritual facet of his being.

It’s not a surprise that his story as a young lad creates melodies. The detail, therefore, completing the package with lyrics of testimonies to share and stories to tell. He has been instrumental in the music industry as a bass guitarist and music director & worked with great artists such as E.L, Simi (Nigeria), Trigmatic, Timi Dakolo (Nigeria), King Promise, Adina, KingzKid and currently for MOGmusic.

His maiden single which features MOGmusic is set to be released; June 17 which also happens to be his birthday, an amazing piece by all standards.
He also has a gift for us in the package of an EP in July. Comprising of 5 hymns, well arranged and features some of the greatest gospel artistes in the country. Fingers crossed as we await the surprises, he has in store for us.

Working with Eddy has always been amazing. Truly a trailblazer in his field. As a resourceful person, Eddy has created that aura of results, orientation and hard work. Here are a few words testifying to that.

“A hard-working and smart young professional. Always up to the task and creative in his approach to digital marketing and brand management.” – Opoku Sanaa, music enthusiast and entrepreneur said.

“Eddy has grown steadily in his career from my time working with him back in 2014. A brilliant young lad who’s always ready and willing to learn and try new things. He takes calculated risks and ensures all projects are completed on time.” – Stephen Boadi, CEO, Enable Growth Africa said.

Eddy currently works with Samsung Electronics, West Africa as the Digital Marketing Manager for Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon & Gabon.

At just age 22, Eddy became the youngest employee at PZ Cussons GH LTD, an arm of PZ Cussons Intl. with its headquarters in Manchester, UK, he became the Assistant Digital Marketing Manager.

In 2015, he won the best Facebook page at the Ghana Blogging Awards with Cussons Baby Ghana, in the same year he earned a Google Certification to become a certified Google Partner as well as a Hootsuite Academy scholar in 2016.

February 2016, he merited a Global Excellence in Marketing Award for brand building with the brand Cussons Baby Ghana.

In 2017, Eddy joined the global media agency Dentsu Aegis Network when he managed top brands as the Digital Media Planner and Strategist for iProspect. He managed reputable brands such us, Standard Chartered Bank, Mastercard, Biersdorf (Nivea), ABInbev among others.

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Joyce Blessing loses her social media handles, YouTube

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Ghanaian gospel musician Joyce Blessing has revealed that she is currently not in possession of her various social media handles and YouTube channel.

According to her, she did not have access to her social media platforms but was finding ways of engaging her fans and followers to get them abreast of her activities online.

“I currently do not have my social media details but I am finding possible ways and means to engage my fans. That is most important to me now,” she told Halifax Ansah Addo on Okay 101.7 FM’s Best Entertainment show on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

The ‘Unbreakable’ singer’s marriage has allegedly hit the rocks, causing her to part ways with her manager and husband, Dave Joy.

According to her, until her exit from the record label, she jointly owned Dave Joy Productions with her husband, with whom she has three children.

The ‘I Swerve You’ hitmaker, who admitted that she was facing some challenges in her marriage, said that solving her marital issues has been difficult and, thus, affected her music career due to the fact that her marriage was associated with her music business because her husband was her manager.

“We need to use the right channel to resolve the issues because it involves marriage and work at the same time,” she said.

She, however, noted that she was working on putting together a new management team of her own in order to continue her ministry.

Joyce Blessing, who is promoting her latest single, ‘Y’endanase’, stated that she had created a new YouTube channel (Joyce Blessing Unbreakable) where the new music video is available.

She also hinted at the release of her new album next month.

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