Diana Hamilton, a powerful, multi-octave and gifted artiste is leading the way to the new generation of Africa gospel music.
About Diana Hamilton
Gospel music in Africa is currently led by Diana Hamilton, who is a gifted artist winning the “Best Artiste Europe at the Africa Gospel Awards” in 2011.
Diana is the third of eight children and was born to Apostle Felix Antwi and Mrs Comfort Antwi who was heading the Church of Pentecost in the Takoradi area. Attending the Morning Star School in Accra, she continued her studies in Ghana National College Cape Coast completing her higher education.
Diana took interest in nursing to be a part of selfless social service and help people in distress. Six years ago she married Dr. Joseph Hamilton and she recently gave birth to twins.
Diana believes that reaching out to people in the name of God will help her lead them through their difficult times and inculcate spiritual intimacy into their minds; it will help them realize the awe-inspiring presence of God.
She is of the opinion that as a musician who is spreading the gospels of Christianity, people should be able to recognize her role as someone who can take the common citizen closer to the supreme power.
Songs by Diana Hamilton urge us to keep faith on the Almighty as he is the one who will guide us to ultimate success and happiness. In addition to this, she would also like to set inspiration for other gospel musicians so that in future her works can be taken as a reference point and build a constructive narrative which will blend religion and music.
It not only will make people aware of the teachings of Church but make them understand the value of humanity in years to come.
Born in Kumasi, Ghana, she started off in mainstream music working as a backing vocalist with Francis Agyei in most of his albums and live shows with Reverend Jesse Dickson. Being extremely talented with a unique style of musical rendition, she had the privilege to work with the leading musicians across the world.
Diana Hamilton songs please our soul as soon as we hear them. She hosted the OHTV (SKY 199) “Africa Rising” program and has been performing on Christian Networks.
She was the music director of ‘Vibrations’, which was a band from the Kumasi Nursing Training College. Diana Hamilton has also worked as the Music director of Royal Priesthood.
She once served as a resident of Pentecost Church in the UK where she was in the Choir. A sensitive and powerful voice, blended with unique lyrics, Diana Hamilton took the Ghana music industry by storm with her debut album, ‘Osoro bekasa’.
The album was nominated for the Gospel Song of the year and for the Best Female Vocal Performance in the Ghana Music Awards, 2008.
Carrying on with her success, the second album ‘Ensi Wo Yie’ gave her further recognition and became one of the prominent faces in the Ghana music industry.
The single ‘Ensi Wo Yie’ was nominated for the Gospel song of the year 2010 at the Ghana Music Awards. She herself was nominated for Best Female artiste at the Africa Gospel Awards 2011 and this album created a niche fan base who acknowledge her success even today.
Diana enjoys designing and cooking. Along with this, she mentors a lot of gospel musicians as well as spends time in church, helping local youths to learn and develop a passion for music.
She is also looking to start a charity for the underprivileged kids in Africa and reach closer to divinity by helping the deprived across the continent.
Songs by Diana Hamilton
Work in progress
Eye Woa Worship Medley
Wani Ku Me Ho
It’s All About You
Most High God
Edin/the Name Worship
I’ve Got This Chance
I’m So Proud
Back To The Island Intro
Ensi Wo Yie
Mo Ne Yo