Joe Mettle

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Joe Mettle
Sex anaa gendermale Edit
Country wey e be citizenGhana Edit
Name in native languageJoseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle Edit
Given nameJoe Edit
Family nameMettle Edit
Date of birth5 July 1971 Edit
Place dem born amAccra Edit
Languages dem dey speak, wrep anaa signEnglish, Twi, Ewe Edit
Occupationmusician, gospel singer, songwriter Edit
Educate forAccra Academy, Pentecost University College Edit
Work period (start)2011 Edit
Instrumentvoice Edit
Genregospel music Edit
Award dem receiveGhana Music Awards, African Gospel Awards, American Music Award for Artist of the Year Edit
Dem nominate forAfrican Gospel Awards Edit

Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle, he be popularly known as Joe Mettle. He be Ghanaian gospel singer den songwriter. He be de first Gospel musician wey chop VGMA Artist of the year award for ein genre, for April 8, 2017.[1] He chop chaw awards for Ghana insyd den beyond, wey he san mount chaw international platforms plus International Gospel Artists like Donnie McClurkin, Ntokozo Mbambo den chaw menners.[2][3] He marry Selassie Nee Dzisa.[4]

Ein early life den education[edit | edit source]

Joe be marketer by profession but he san be worshiper by calling. Dem born am to Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle wey ein be de eldest among six children. Joe start ein education for "Richard Akwei Memorial School" wey he later go "Kade 1&2 Primary School - (Kade)" that be where he spend about one year before he return come Accra, den St. Michael's and All Angels. He san continue go Korle Gonno 3 Junior High School (JHS) wey he obtain ein Senior High School Certificate for "His Majesty Academy". Joe Mettle be alumnus for Accra Academy. He san study draftsmanship for "Modern School of Draftsmanship (MODESCO)". He san attend "Pentecost University College" wey be private Christian university college wey dey Sowutuom for Accra.[5]

Ein music career[edit | edit source]

During ein early days for singing insyd, na he dey work as backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel artiste like Cindy Thompson, de late Danny Nettey den Reverend Tom Bright Davies. Na Joe Mettle san be de lead singer for indigenous multicultural music group, "Soul Winners".[6] He win "Artiste of the Year", "Gospel Artiste of the Year" den "Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year" for "2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)". Ein award for "Artiste of the Year" be considered as historical sake of he be de first Gospel artiste wey win for that category insyd since de conception for that kind awards.[1] Joe san win over 10 local den international awards. He win several awards for Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards den RIGA Awards (South Africa). Joe get opportunity feature for popular South African Broadcasting Corporation's TV show titled, "Gospel Classics"[7] wey also highlight Donnie McClurkin. He receive de Best Male Gospel Artiste for Africa for de Trumpet Gospel Awards wey happen for South Africa. Joe Mettle get chao nationwide hit songs wey include "Mehia wo Yesu" (edey mean say - I need you Jesus), "Nhyira" (edey mean say - Blessing), "Medɔ Wo"(edey mean say - I Love You), "Akokyem Nyame", "Mensuro" (edey mean - I will not fear), "Turning Around" and "Yesu Adi Nkunim" (edey mean - Christ is Victorious) for ein credit insyd. One of ein songs wey win am nominations for 2017 VGMA be "Ɔnwanwani" (edey mean say - God of Wonders). He get six albums as ein credit.[8]

Joe Mettle Ministries[edit | edit source]

Dem found Joe Mettle Ministries for 2007 insyd, de Ministry get two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, Midyear den Lovegift for December insyd every year.[9]

Joe be de manager for Reverb Studios, wey be rehearsal den recording studio for Accra. He dey rent musical equipments wey he san dey music den marketing consultancy services.[10]

Ein life matter[edit | edit source]

Joe do traditional marriage ceremony plus Salomey Selassie Dzisa for Accra (13 August 2020), wey he san do official wedding ceremony for Tema (15 August 2020).[4]

Ein awards den nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Ref
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Male Vocalist for de Year Yesu Mo [11]
2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Gospel Song for de Year Mehia wo Yesu [12][13]
Gospel Artiste for de Year ein body
Male Vocalist for de Year ein body
Album for de Year Wind of Revival
2018 3 Music Awards Gospel Act for de Year ein body [14]
2017 Ghana Music Awards Artiste for de Year ein body [15][16]
Gospel Artiste for de Year
Male Vocalist Artiste for de Year
2016 RIGA Awards Best Male Artist [17]
2015 Ghana Music Awards Gospel Artiste for de Year [18]
Vocal Performance for de Year
2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards Artiste for de Year West Africa
CCML Ghana Gospel Awards Best Praise Song for de Year Sound of Praise
MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Best Gospel Video for de Year I Am Yours
2013 Best Alternative Reggae ein body
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa
2012 Bass Awards Alternate Song for de Year
2011 Gospel industry Awards Best Male vocalist
Best Song Writer
Best Video for de Year
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa

Discography[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

Year Title Ref
2011 My Gratitude [19]
2013 Sound of Praise [20]
2015 The Encounter [21]
2017 God Of Miracles [22][23]
2019 Wind of Revival [24][25]
2021 The Experience [8]

Singles[edit | edit source]

  • "Medɔ Wo"[26] (e dey mean "I dey Love You")
  • "Sound of Praise"[27]
  • "Saved with Amazing Grace" (S.W.A.G.)[28]
  • "Ɔnwanwani" (e dey mean - God of Wonders)[29]
  • "Bo Nɔɔ Ni" (e dey mean "No One Else")[30]
  • "My Everyteing"[31]
  • "Ye Obua Mi"[8]
  • "Yesu Mo"[8]

References[edit | edit source]

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