Joe Mettle
Birth nameJoseph Oscar Mettle
BornAccra, Ghana.
GenresGospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, preacher
InstrumentsVocals
Years active(2011–present)
Associated actsDanny Nettey, Nii Okai, KODA, Joe Beecham, "Daughters of Glorious Jesus", , Denzel Prempeh, Ohemaa Mercy, Ceccy Twum

Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter. He is the first Gospel musician to win VGMA Artist of the year award in his Genre, on April 8, 2017. He has won many awards in Ghana and beyond, and has mounted so many international platforms with International Gospel Artists like Donnie McClurkin, and many more.[1][2] He is married to Selassie Dzisa.

Early life and education

Joe although a marketer by profession, is a worshiper by calling.[3] He was born on 5 July 1971 to Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle and is the eldest of six children. Joe started his education at the Richard Akwei Memorial School and later moved to Kade 1&2 Primary School (Kade) where he spent about a year before returning to Accra, to the St. Michael's and All Angels. He continued to Korle Gonno 3 Junior High School (JHS) and obtained his Senior High School Certificate from the His Majesty Academy. Prior to His Majesty Academy, he studied draftsmanship at the Modern School of Draftsmanship (MODESCO). He then attended the Pentecost University College, a private Christian university college located at Sowutuom in Accra.[citation needed]

Music career

During his early days of singing, he worked as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel greats including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies. Joe Mettle was the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, .[4] He has won the Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). His award for Artiste of the Year was considered historical as he was the first Gospel artiste to win in this category since the conception of these awards.[citation needed] Joe has also won over 10 local and international awards. He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).

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Joe has featured on the popular South African Broadcasting Corporation's TV show titled, "Gospel Classics"[5] which also highlighted Donnie McClurkin. He received the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards held in South Africa.

He has many nationwide hit songs including "Nhyira" (meaning-Blessing), "Medɔ Wo", "Akokyem Nyame", "Mensuro" (meaning-I will not fear), "Turning Around" and "Yesu Adi Nkunim" (meaning-Christ is Victorious) to his credit. His latest hit that earned him nominations at 2017's VGMA is titled "Ɔnwanwani" (meaning-God of Wonders). He has five albums to his credit. They are "My Gratitude" (2011), "Sound of Praise" (2013),"The Encounter" (2015),"God of Miracles" (2017) and "Wind Of Revival" (2019).

Joe Mettle Ministries

In 2007, Joe Mettle Ministries was founded. The Ministry has two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, midyear and Lovegift in December every year.[6]

Joe is the manager at Reverb Studios, which is a rehearsal and recording studio in Accra. The company provides musical equipment rental, as well as music and marketing consultancy services.[citation needed]

Personal life

Joe married Salomey Selassie Dzisa in a traditional marriage ceremony in Accra on August 13, 2020 and followed with an official wedding ceremony in Tema.[7]

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result Ref
2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Gospel Song of the Year Mehia wo Yesu Nominated [8][9]
Gospel Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Wind of Revival Nominated
2018 3 Music Awards Gospel Act of the Year Himself Won [10]
2017 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Himself Won [11][12]
Gospel Artiste of the Year Won
Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year Won
2016 RIGA Awards Best Male Artist Won [13]
2015 Ghana Music Awards Gospel Artiste of the Year Nominated [14]
Vocal Performance of the year Won [15]
2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards Artiste of the Year West Africa Nominated [16][17]
CCML Ghana Gospel Awards Best Praise Song of the year Sound of Praise Won [18]
MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Best Gospel Video of the year I Am Yours Nominated [19]
2013 Best Alternative Reggae Himself Nominated
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa Nominated
2012 Bass Awards Alternate Song of the Year Won
2011 Gospel industry Awards Best Male vocalist Won
Best Song Writer Won
Best Video of the Year Won
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa Nominated
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Discography

Albums

Year Title Ref
2011 My Gratitude [20]
2013 Sound of Praise [21]
2015 The Encounter [22]
2017 God Of Miracles [23][24]
2019 Wind of Revival [25][26]

Major Singles

  • Medɔ Wo[27] (meaning - 'I Love You')
  • Sound of Praise[28]
  • Saved With Amazing Grace (S.W.A.G.)[29]
  • Ɔnwanwani (meaning - God of Wonders)[30]
  • Bo Nɔɔ Ni[31] (meaning - 'No One Else')
  • My Everything[32]

References

  1. ^ "Joe Mettle is first gospel musician to win Artiste of the Year – VGMA PRO apologises". 10 April 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Joe Mettle Is The First Gospel Musician To Win Artist of the Year at the VGMA And We Are All Singing 'Yɛsom Nyame'aa…". OMGVoice.com. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography". Joemettle. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ Mawuli, David. "Profile: Who is Joe Mettle?". Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Gospel Goes Classical SA". Retrieved 20 February 2018 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Darko, Daniel. "Joe Mettle Launches New Album THE ENCOUNTER". peacefmonline.com. peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ "PHOTOS: Joe Mettle's traditional marriage comes off". Graphic Online. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  8. ^ "VGMA 2020: Full list of winners". MyJoyOnline.com. 29 August 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  9. ^ "See all the nominees for the 2020 VGMA [FULL LIST]". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Full list of winners for 2018 3 Music Awards". ghanaweb. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  11. ^ Nyabor, Jonas (9 April 2017). "VGMAs: Joe Mettle makes history, named 'Artiste of the Year". Citifmonline. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  12. ^ Acheampong, Kwame (9 April 2017). "VGMA 2017: Joe Mettle is Artiste of the Year". StarrFMonline. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  13. ^ Allotey, Godwin Akweiteh (5 May 2016). "Joe Mettle wins Best Male Artiste in South Africa ahead of VGMAS". Ghana News. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  14. ^ "List of nominees for 2015 Ghana Music Awards". dailyguideghana. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  15. ^ "#VGMA2015: Joe Mettle wins Best Male Vocal Performance of the year!". ghanaculturepolitics. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  16. ^ "@AGMA2014. And the Nominees Are…". dailyguideghana. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Cwesi Oteng, Nii Okai, Joe Mettle And Others Nominated For Africa Gospel Music Awards". dailyguideghana. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  18. ^ "@AGMA2014. And the Nominees Are…". gospelgh. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Full List of the 2014 MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards – Sarkodie, Castro, Edem, Fuse ODG and others Nominated…". ghanacelebrities. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  20. ^ Azumah-Ayitey, Paul (9 June 2011). "JOE METTLE RELEASES 'MY GRATITUDE' ON JUNE 12". ghanaweb. Paul Azumah-Ayitey. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  21. ^ Dela Aglanu, Ernest (12 June 2013). "Joe Mettle to hold Ghana's first major live album recording". myjoyonline. Ernest Dela Aglanu. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  22. ^ Owusu-Amoah, Gifty. "Joe Mettle launches Encounter album". graphic.com.gh. graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Joe Mettle records album live on Sunday". ghanaweb.com. ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Joe Mettle – God Of Miracles (Full Album)". AugustLiveGh Media. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Joe Mettle shares Tracklist of all 13 songs on Wind of Revival album | Ghana Music | Top Stories". Ghana Music. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Joe Mettle – Wind of Revival (Full Album) | DCLeakers". 17 August 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Top trending Joe Mettle songs". YEN. 12 June 2018. Archived from the original on 27 June 2018.
  28. ^ "Sound of Praise Live Recording By Joe Mettle".
  29. ^ "S.W.A.G BY JOE METTLE FT. JAY ZYMERA".[permanent dead link]
  30. ^ "[Music Download]: Joe Mettle – Ɔnwanwani (God of Wonders)".
  31. ^ "Lyrics Bo Noo Ni".
  32. ^ "Joe Mettle's 'Akokyem Nyame'". amp.pulse.com.gh. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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