Joe decided to have a live DVD recording session for his fourth studio album, God of Miracles and the attendance was more one of the biggest events we organise in the country – no name mentioned and no name will be mentioned. Christians really proved that they support a worthy cause. Believers did not just drive from their various homes just to sit and watch Joe Mettle and other gospel artistes he has featured on the album do their thing but also cooperate with them to have a successful recording.
The show, which started around 6:30 pm, did not last for more than three hours because all acts – Joe Mettle, Akesse Brempong, Ohemaa Mercy, Teddy Amilack and Ntokozo Mbambo made sure their performances were within time. So the show started with the first act,
So the show kicked off with the first act, Teddy Amilack treating patrons to good worship songs. To be frank with you, the auditorium was not packed when the show started but the lower deck was almost full.
Right after the first act worshipped with the audience, gospel reggae artiste Akesse Brempong was invited on stage by the show host, Jeshurun Okeyere – a gospel musician and Live FM presenter. It was then that many including me got to realise that Akesse is very popular in the Christian fraternity. The crowd chorused all songs he delivered on the night. In fact there was no dull moment when he was on stage.
Now Akesse is done, who’s next? There were only three supporting artistes on the bill so Joe Mettle had to be on stage and start his recording. Dressed in a black suit, Mr Mettle gently walked on stage with his backing vocalists. They started with worship songs making sure patrons feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
After that was done, Joe invited Akese Brempong back on stage for the live recording of the collaborated song. “That song should have been the title of the album”, that was what I was telling myself when both were performing on stage. The song is toooooo good, I tell you.
Enough of Akesse Brempong and Joe’s song. After their performance, Joe Mettle before inviting Ohemaa Mercy on stage performed another worship song, which was also a beautiful piece. What wowed the crowd was when each of his backing vocalists was given the chance to freestyle the chorus – in fact, we heard voices upon voices.
So Ohemaa Mercy walked on stage and the remix for Joe Mettle’s ‘Ayeyi Ndwom’ was recorded. The crowd gave Ohemaa Mercy a hereon welcome when her name was mentioned as next act to join Joe Mettle on stage. Ohemaa Mercy took the song World Cup and gave a great performance. Let me add that as at this time, the auditorium was full with many people not finding a place to settle their buttocks.
Joe continued the event to pay tribute to the late Danny Nettey and honour Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo after Ohemaa Mercy walked off stage. The headline artiste went back stage after auctioning Yaw Sarpong’s painting for GH 5000 to rest for his song with South Africa’s superstar Ntokozo Mbambo. Both walked on stage few minutes after the break to recording their single.
So that is how the live DVD recording and concert of Joe Mettle’s ‘God of Miracles’ album happened. Oh, lets applaud the audience for their cooperation; they made the concert super excellent.
Famous people Zionfelix.net saw around aside Joe Mettle’s mum and dad were Ceccy Twum, Cwesi Oteng, SP Kofi Sarpong, Abena Ruthy, Willie and Mike, Eugene Zutah and Awo Zuah (I Call Them Mzbel’s family..lol) and many others.
With this event I quietly watched on June 25 at the Accra International Conference Center, I can say that Joe Mettle should win 2018 VGMAs artiste of the year and there should be no wrangle if that moment comes.
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