Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa has honored gospel artiste, Joe Mettle in Pretoria South Africa.
Joe Mettle was invited to the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria after he put up a sterling performance and won the Best Male African Artiste award at the Trumpet Africa Gospel Music Awards held at the South African State Theatre, in Pretoria.
He dedcated his award to the Ambassador as the only Ghanaian in the Africa wide contingent. Joe performed alongside Pastor Benjamin Dube and some veteran South African musicians. The event attracted various gospel singers and audience around the African continent including the Soweto Gospel Choir.
After losing out on the Gospel Artiste of the year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in May, Joe Mettle has for the second time in 2 months been awarded the Best Male Artiste in South Africa by separate award schemes; the RIGA awards held in Johannesburg and the TAGMAS.
The other nominees in the Male Artiste category where he won included, Sammie Okposo from Nigeria, Sonnie Badu from Ghana and Yvan Samuel Manuro from Benin.
The Trumpet Africa Gospel Music Awards is aimed at honoring gospel artiste in Africa and the diaspora. There were some other veteran singers like Pastor Benjamin Dube and Rebecca Malope who were crowned king and queen of gospel music in Africa.
The 2015 event was successful and produced his current live recorded album, “The Encounter.”
Joe Mettle is set to bring another edition of his annual Praiz Reloaded Concert this month, slated for 26th June at Liberty Hall (Fountain Head College) Tema Community-12 at 5pm.
The event is in its 5th year and is expected to be another awesome worship experience. It is under the theme ‘Tabernacle of David’ (#TOD). Sammie Okposo a gospel artiste from Nigeria, Becky Bonne and Pastor Isaiah Fosu Kwakye Jnr would be performing as well. On 25th June from 10am to 4pm at the same venue, there will be a free music seminar for all.