Danny Nettey

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Danny Nettey
Birth name Daniel Tetteh Nettey
Born (1968-09-19)19 September 1968
Accra, Ghana
Died 15 July 2016(2016-07-15) (aged 47)
Accra, Ghana
Genres Gospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, organist
Years active (1995–2016)
Associated acts
Website www.dannynettey.com

Danny Nettey (19 September 1968– 15 July 2016) was a Ghanaian musician and songwriter. He was best described as one of the pioneers of Contemporary Gospel music in Ghana.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Danny was born in Accra where he developed the love for music at a tender age. Danny Nettey was known for writing songs for most gospel artistes in the country and songs which were being ministered in his local church. He attended High school at Accra Academy[3] where he became the Music director and also the President of the local Scripture Union Fellowship.[1]

Music career[edit]

Beginning his music career, Danny nettey started his own group, "Danny Nettey and Pals".[4] This group sought out to take gospel to the Secondary Schools and ministering in churches across West Africa through the word and song ministration.[5][6] Danny Nettey had three albums to his credit. Namely; "Positive Change", "This Time" and "I believe".[7]

Through his music ministration, he travelled to the United Kingdom and United States and ministered on several platforms including performing on stage with; Bishop T. D. Jakes, Don Moen, Ron Winans, Bebe Winans, Ron Kenoly, Kirk Franklin, Lionel Peterson,[8] Israel Houghton, and Alvin Slaughter[9][10]

Minister Danny Nettey mentored most gospel artistes in Ghana and graced several events including the "Joe Beecham Ministries" by Pastor Joe Beecham[11][12] and Nii Okai's "Saving Hearts" album launch.[13]

Death[edit]

Danny Nettey was found unconscious in the early hours of 15 July 2016. This was confirmed to Joy News' Nhyira Addo by family members. According to family, he was bubbly all night and had prayed with his family shortly before retiring to bed. He was discovered to be unconscious around 2:00 AM. He was rushed to the emergency centre by his mother and brother, where the doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
1995 Positive Change
1996 This Time
2006 I Believe

Singles[edit]

  • "God Alone"
  • "Praise Jehovah"
  • "I Worship You"
  • "God is Good"
  • "Metease a (If I live)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DANNY NETTEY IS A LEGEND". Ostwin Writes. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ Adogla-Bessa, Delali (2016-07-15). "Gospel legend Danny Nettey passes on". citifmonline. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  3. ^ "All You Need To Know About The Man Behind The 25th December Concert! – Diamond Radio". Mydiamondradio.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  4. ^ "SPLA | Danny Nettey". Spla.pro. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  5. ^ "Tsatsu Tsikata joins Danny Nettey In Worship". Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  6. ^ "Gospel musician Danny Nettey to be honoured". Myjoyonline.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-12. Retrieved 10 Jul 2015.
  7. ^ Owusu-Amoah, Gifty. "To Danny Nettey the cheers raise - Graphic Online". Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  8. ^ "Lionel Petersen lands in Ghana for 25th show with Danny Nettey". Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  9. ^ "Danny Nettey performing @ the Building His Kingdom Concert by Alvin Slaughter". Ghanabase.com. Retrieved 1 Aug 2015.
  10. ^ "Danny Nettey Joins Joy FM". Entertainment.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 10 Jul 2015.
  11. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham launches ministry, three singles". Spectator.com.gh. Retrieved 10 Jul 2015.
  12. ^ Sallah, Juanita. ""I held on to the baton and kept running" – Danny Nettey on God's mercies". starrfmonline.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  13. ^ Mawuli, David. "Nii Okai: Gospel musician flashmob's the malls with "Saving Hearts" album - Music - Pulse". pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  14. ^ "Minister Danny Nettey has died". myjoyonline. 2016-07-15. Archived from the original on 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2016-07-15.