Sunday, June 25 will certainly go down the records when it comes to events of artistes in Ghana and more especially by reigning artiste of the year, Joseph Oscar Mettle with the marvellous event held at the Accra International Conference Center.
Joe Mettle had his live DVD recording session for his fourth album, titled “God of Miracles” and the attendance was more than one of the biggest events organised in the country – no name mentioned and no name will be mentioned. Christians really proved that they support worthy course.
Believers did not just drive from their various homes just to sit and watch Joe Mettle and other gospel artistes featured on the album do their thing, but also cooperate with them to have a successful recording.
The show, which started around 6:30 pm, did not last for more than three hours because all acts – Joe Mettle, Akesse Brempong, Ohemaa Mercy, Teddy Amilcar and Ntokozo Mbambo made sure their performances were within time.
So the show kicked off with the first act, Teddy Amilcar treating patrons to good worship songs. To be frank with you, the auditorium was not packed when the show started but the lower deck was almost full.
Right after the first act worshipped with the audience, gospel reggae artiste Akesse Brempong stepped up-stage. It was then that many including me got to realize that Akesse is very popular in the Christian fraternity. The crowd chorused all songs he delivered on the night. In fact there was no dull moment when he was on stage.
Now Akesse is done, who’s next? There were only three supporting artistes on the bill so Joe Mettle had to be on stage and start his recording. Dressed in black suit, Mr Mettle gently walked on stage with his backing vocalists. They started with worship songs making sure patrons felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.
After that was done, Joe invited Akesse Brempong back on stage for the live recording of the collaborated song. “That song should have been the title of the album”, that’s what I said to myself when both were performing on stage. The song is toooooo good, I tell you!
After their performance, Joe Mettle before inviting Ohemaa Mercy on stage performed another worship song, which was also a beautiful piece. What wowed the crowd was when each of his backing vocalists was given the chance to freestyle the chorus – in fact we heard voices upon voices.
So Ohemaa Mercy walked on stage and the remix for Joe Mettle’s ‘Ayeyi Ndwom’ was recorded. The crowd gave Ohemaa Mercy a hereon welcome when her name was mentioned as next act to join Joe Mettle on stage. Ohemaa Mercy “took the song World Cup” and gave a great performance.
Let me add the time, the auditorium was full with many people not finding a place to settle their buttocks.
Joe continued the event paying tribute to the late Danny Nettey and honouring Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo after Ohemaa Mercy walked off stage.
The headline artiste went back stage after auctioning Yaw Sarpong’s painting for GH¢ 5,000, to rest for his song with South Africa’s superstar Ntokozo Mbambo. Both walked on stage few minutes after the break to record their single.
That is how the live DVD recording and concert of Joe Mettle’s ‘God of Miracles’ album happened. Oh, lets applaud the audience for their cooperation; they made the concert super excellent!
Spotted at the event aside Joe Mettle’s mum and dad were C.E.O of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, Ceccy Twum, Cwesi Oteng, SP Kofi Sarpong, Abena Ruthy, Willie and Mike, Eugene & Awo Zuta and many others.
The show was hosted Jeshurun Okeyere, also a gospel musician and host of #LightOnLive on Live FM.
With this event I quietly watched at the AICC, I can say that Joe Mettle should win 2018 VGMAs artiste of the year and there should be no wrangle if that moment comes.
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