Reputable music producer and musician, David Kwamena Bolton has endorsed UK-based Ghanaian gospel singer Joseph Matthew’s ‘Nyame Ye’ hit song.
Speaking as a Pundit on ‘Red Carpet’-a music video show on JoyPrime TV, the renowned Music Producer and singer described the ‘Nyame Ye’ song as “very different” from most gospel songs in Ghana.
David Bolton, the producer of Obrafour’s first ‘Pae mu ka’ album confessed that he is not into watching gospel music videos, but the ‘Nyame Ye’ song has “caught” his attention; and that the song itself is quite “intricate and deep”. He added that he could see that “a lot has gone into the production” .
Born into a Christian musical family in Tema, Joseph Matthew aka JM quickly learnt to play various musical instruments from a tender age and sang in the church choir which was led and directed by his father.
He then went on to play in the church band where he had the opportunity to develop his skills further and realised his vocal gifts. In his early teenage years, JM had developed into a unique rapper, singer and songwriter who gained immense attention from many.
As a result, he has performed and worked alongside many artists from different genres including hip-hop, RnB, Afro beats, reggae and gospel due to the versatility of his style.
JM caught attention and was featured in a local magazine in 2007 after a captivating performance at Stratford Rex London.
In 2009, JM felt a profound call on his life back into gospel music and the church and has since been a key member of his church choir. He is currently recording his long-awaited gospel album (Solid Rock) featuring the hit singles “Nyame Ye” and Hallelujah.
“Nyame Ye’, which literally means ‘God Is Good in Akan, and engineered by Osei in Ghana, is a song that talks about the essence of thanking God for overcoming obstacles and hard times.
The video which was shot in London and in Venezuela, was directed by internationally acclaimed music video director Martin Sean.
Martin Sean’s background in illustration and visual effects means his videos are full of incredibly subtle tricks and motifs, forcing your eyes into every inch of the screen just to make sure you’ve taken it all in.
While this alone is enough to make a strong impression, when combined with such compelling visual concepts as he is known for, the results are nothing short of mesmerizing.
Also Crooned in a mid-tempo vein, JM eulogized God in ’Hallelujah’ for all the delectable things he has done for him. ‘Hallelujah’ was recorded in Ghana by well-versed sound engineer Osei who is specialized in drumming.
The vocal ability, lyrics and the entire production is world-class. The “Nyame Ye’ hitmaker has really captivated the hearts and attention of both gospel and secular music lovers with its rich, aesthetics, versatility and originality.
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