Ever since talented UK-based Ghanaian Gospel musician,Joseph Matthew better known as JM released his hit song,’Nyame Ye’ ,he has won many hearts with regards to how he has broaden the spectrum of the Ghanaian gospel music scene with his style–a distinctive contemporary sound(a mixture of highlife, Afro beats, and Rap)
Born into a Christian musical family in Tema, 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 songs ‘Nyame Ye” and Hallelujah.
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, Francis Osei who is specialized in drumming.
Some entertainment pundits after listening to Hallelujah’ applauded JM’s musical prowess and argued further that he sings much better than most of the known Gospel musicians.
“Nyame Ye’, which literally means ‘God Is Good in Akan, also 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.
Per the location, costume,Concept,Choreography and the director ,RazzNews.com is reliably informed that the ‘ Nyame Ye’ music video cost a whopping 150,000 pounds.
Factually,the game of life is alot like football;You may have to tackle your problems, block your fears and score your points when you get the opportunity.
This is exactly the case of the ‘Nyame Ye” crooner whose dream of grabbing an opportunity to justify why he should be regarded as the hottest Ghanaian Gospel musician currently manifested at the ABN Gospelfest in London.
ABN Gospelfest, is an annual praises and worship musical concert organized by ABN TV/ Radio Station in London which took place at the Oasis House 5-9 Pall Road,Croydon.(London) and was headlined by award-winning gospel artiste,Joe Mettle
JM took the whole auditorium by storm with a master-Class performance .Clad in all-black beautiful African apparel,at the time when the enthusiasm in the auditorium was down, the ‘Hallelujah’ crooner who spent 10 minutes on stage, restarted the entire ceremony by getting everyone singing and dancing to his popular tunes.
Patrons and other showbiz personalities who graced the occasion applauded the organizers for billing the ‘Hallelujah’ singer on the much-publicized event.
JM was heftily tipped to become one of the greatest gospel artistes to grace our music industry.His combination with the band, technique on the microphone, and his interaction with the patrons simply pure class.
Undoubtedly, the Gospel Music prodigy did magnificently well and was the best entertainer on the night.Other artistes who also performed apart from Joe Mettle and Joe Matthew include:Sammy Okposo, Andrew Bello and Shekinah.
Speaking via telephone from his base in UK, JM told RazzNews.com that:
” Music is my life…My main vision for being in the gospel scene is to change our identity…The identity of winning international awards and bringing back our lost glories…Those days when gospel musicians were making all the hits”.
“This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the collaboration of industry persons…I’m a good artiste…i have good songs and a world-class video..I am girding up my lions–I shall make it. Hallelujah; ‘Nyame Ye’ ..Oh Yes,God is really Good”.JM added.
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