Celestine Donkor

Celestine Donkor
Birth nameCelestine Akakpo
GenresGospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2007–present
Associated acts

Celestine Donkor is a Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter.[1][2] In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.[3] She founded the Celestial Praise, an annual Gospel music concert.[4]

Early life and education

Donkor was born to the family of Mr and Mrs Akakpo, both from the Volta region of Ghana.[5][6] She started her primary school education at St Augustine Preparatory school in Abeka Lapaz and continued to Nsaaniya Secondary Business School at Kasoa where she had her secondary school education. She proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon where she obtained her BA (Hons) Sociology and Information studies.[7]

Music career

Donkor collaborated with numerous gospel musicians,[8] including Joe Mettle, Joyce Blessing, Ceccy Twum, Mkhululi Bhebhe, Edem, Philipa Baafi, Funny Face.[9] She has many hit songs,[10] including "Turning around", "Bigger", "Okronkronhene", "Manim Nguase", "Boobobo". Her latest Album Agbebolo earned her the Artiste of the year at the National Gospel Music Awards.[11][12]

Personal life

She married Mr Donkor with whom she has three daughters.[13]

Discography

Albums

  • Gye Wadea (2007)
  • Restoration (2010)[14]
  • Righteosness (2015)
  • Turning Around (2015)[15]
  • Okronkronhene (2018)[16]
  • Bread of life (2019)[17]

Awards and nominations

Year Event Award Nominated Work Result Ref
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best Gospel Artiste Of The Year Herself Nominated [18]
International Collaboration Of The Year Favor everywhere ft Blessing Wanjiru Nominated [19]
Best Gospel Song Of The Year Favor everywhere ft Blessing Wanjiru Nominated [20]
2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Gospel Song Of The Year Herself Won [21]
Female Vocalist of the Year Herself Won [22]
3Music Awards Gospel Song Of The Year Herself Won [23]
2019 National Gospel Music Awards Album Of The Year Herself Won [24]
National Gospel Music Awards Collaboration Of The Year Herself Won [25]
2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Gospel Artiste Of The Year Herself Nominated [26]
2014 Christian Community Music Awards Best Traditional Song Herself Won [27]
2012 Christian Community Music Awards Best Traditional Song Herself Won [28]
2009 MTN Music Video Awards Best Gospel Video Herself Won [29]

References

  1. ^ "Celestine Donkor,". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  2. ^ "GNGMA 19: Celestine Donkor crowned Artist of The Year". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  3. ^ "Amaarae, Cina Soul, Gyakie, Adina, Theresa Ayoade, others named in 3Music Awards' Top 30 Women in Music list - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  4. ^ "3Music Awards organisers name Top 30 Women in Music". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2021-03-05. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  5. ^ "Gospel musician says her mum tried to abort her". Entertainment. 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  6. ^ "Who is Celestine?". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  7. ^ Hypers, Gospel. "Gospel Artist Profile & Biography – Celestine Donkor | Gospel Hypers". Africa's No1 Gospel Music Marketing Agency and Entertainment Blog • Gospel Hypers. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  8. ^ "Celestine Donkor performs at Adom Praiz". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  9. ^ "Joe Mettle, Celestine Donkor, Lord Kenya Lead Pentecost Gospel Concert". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  10. ^ Shem, Shemcy (2018-08-17). "Top trending Celestine Donkor songs". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  11. ^ "Celestine Donkor wins Gospel Artist of the Year at NGMA 2019". Graphic Showbiz Online. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  12. ^ "Celestine Donkor crowned the overall gospel artist of the year at NGMA19 (Full List)". WorshippersGh. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  13. ^ "Celestine Donkor and her husband renew their wedding vows at Celestial Praiz 2017". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  14. ^ "Celestine Donkor brings Restoration to the world - Ghanamma.com". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  15. ^ "Celestine to launch Turning Around album". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  16. ^ "Celestine Donkor - Okronkronhene (Music Download)". GospelEmpireGh. 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  17. ^ "New video: Celestine Donkor out with 'Agbebolo' (Bread of Life)". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  18. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". www.citinewsroom.com. 2021-04-04. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  19. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". www.citinewsroom.com. 2021-04-04. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  20. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". www.citinewsroom.com. 2021-04-04. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  21. ^ "Full list: 21st Vodafone Ghana Music Awards winners". www.ghanaweb.com. 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  22. ^ "Kuami Eugene wins VGMA Artiste of the Year 2020". MyJoyOnline.com. 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  23. ^ "Full list of winners at 3Music Awards '20". Graphic Showbiz Online. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  24. ^ "GNGMA 19: Celestine Donkor crowned Artist of The Year". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  25. ^ "Celestine Donkor wins Gospel Artist of the Year at NGMA 2019". Graphic Showbiz Online. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  26. ^ Acquah, Edward (2018-03-04). "2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards: Full list of nominees". Kasapa102.5FM. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  27. ^ Ghana, News. "A Christian Community Music Awards 2013 has been launched at a ceremony in Accra by CCML". Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  28. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Christian Community Music Awards Honour Cwesi Oteng, Sonnie Badu, Others". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  29. ^ "Myjoyonline One-on-One with Celestine Donkor". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-02-25.