Jamaican gospel singer, Chevelle Frankyln is set to storm Ghana in grand style on October 2. She is scheduled to headline a unique praise concert, alongside some notable Ghanaian artistes, in which the music for the day will be solely presented in an island-flavoured fashion, typical of the Caribbean- reggae and its variations.
The concert is an initiative of IAT Productions, the music outfit of Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer, Minister Danny Nettey, as part of his quarterly Secret Place Worship programmes which are build up concerts to his annual grand December concert, ‘Christmas with Danny Nettey and Friends’. The concert will hold at the National Theatre.
Chevelle Franklyn, the guest artiste for the concert dubbed ‘Highland Prayz’, made a sensational shift from her flamboyant career as reggae and dancehall artiste to a minister of gospel in reggae at the peak of former career after having shot to worldwide fame with hits such as ‘Nice and Naughty’ and ‘Dancehall Queen’. She declared this on stage during a grand reggae and dancehall concert and remembered, ‘I was about to sing ‘Dancehall Queen’ and I just said to the crowd, I can’t do this,’ and I started bawl. The people were staring at me. I said there is a song that I want to sing, Kirk Franklin’s ‘Silver and Gold’, so I sang that on stage and never want back to my dancehall ways.’
After her conversion, Chevelle committed to singing and recording only gospel music in the reggae and its variations vein. She has become a household name in the Caribbean, UK and the US for her reggae gospel niche which reveals her vocal prowess with awarding winning albums and hits to her name such as her ‘Joy’, ‘Victory’ and ‘His Way’ albums plus hit songs; ‘Come’, ‘Would You Go?’ and ‘Touch From You’.
‘Highland Prayz’, will feature host minister, Danny Nettey and colleague ministers Pastor Helen Yawson, Cwesi Oteng, Kojo Oppong-Adjei and Joe Mettle. Tickets are selling for GHc 25.00 at Silverbird Lifestyle Store (Accra Mall), Sunny FM, Joy FM, Batsona Total filling station and as well at the gate.