Joe Mettle

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Joe Mettle
Birth name Joseph Oscar Mettle
Born Accra, Ghana
Genres Gospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active (2011–present)
Associated acts Danny Nettey, Nii Okai, KODA, Joe Beecham, "Daughters of Glorious Jesus", "Eugene Zuta"

Joseph Oscar Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter. He is the first musician to win VGMA Artiste of the year in his genre.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Joe although a marketer by profession, is a worshipper by calling.[3] He was born on July 5 to Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle and is the eldest of six children. Joe started his education at the Richard Akwei Memorial School and later moved to Kade 1&2 Primary School (Kade) where he spent about a year before returning to Accra to the St. Michaels and All Angels. He continued to Korle Gonno 3 Junior High School (JHS) and then later to the Accra Academy. He then attended the Pentecost University College.

Music career[edit]

During his early days of singing, he worked as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel greats including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies. Joe Mettle was the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, Soul Winners. [4] He is known for his great passion as a worship leader and composer and is a multiple award winning artiste with his most recent awards being the Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). His award for Artiste of the Year was considered historical as he was the first gospel artiste to win in this category since the conception of these awards. Joe has also won over 10 local international awards. He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).

Joe has featured on the popular South African Broadcasting Corporation’s TV show titled, “Gospel Classics”[5] which also highlighted Donnie McClurkin. He received the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards held in South Africa.

He has many nationwide hit songs including Nhyira, “Medo Wo”, “Akokyem Nyame”, “Mensuro”, Turning Around” and "Yesu Adi Nkunim" to his credit. His latest hit that earned him nominations at 2017’s VGMA is titled Onwanwani (God of Wonders). He has five albums to his credit. They are “My Gratitude” (2011), “Sound of Praise” (2013),“The Encounter” (2015)., and "God of Miracles (2017).

Joe Mettle Ministries[edit]

In 2007, Joe Mettle Ministries was founded from the desire to use music, which is undoubtedly a commanding element, to bring people together. The ultimate vision of his ministry is centered on empowering believers and winning souls for Christ through the power of worship. The Ministry has two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, midyear and Lovegift in December every year.[6]

Joe is the manager at Reverb Studios. Reverb is a rehearsal and recording studio in Accra. The company provides musical equipment rental and music and marketing consultancy services.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result Ref
2018 3 Music Awards Gospel Act of the Year Himself Won [7]
2017 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Himself Won [8][9]
Gospel Artiste of the Year Won
Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year Won
2016 RIGA Awards Best Male Artist Won [10]
2015 Ghana Music Awards Gospel Artiste of the Year Nominated [11]
Vocal Performance of the year Won [12]
2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards Artiste of the Year West Africa Nominated [13][14]
CCML Ghana Gospel Awards Best Praise Song of the year Sound of Praise Won [15]
MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Best Gospel Video of the year I Am Yours Nominated [16]
2013 Best Alternative Reggae Himself Nominated
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa Nominated
2012 Bass Awards Alternate Song of the Year Won
2011 Gospel industry Awards Best Male vocalist Won
Best Song Writer Won
Best Video of the Year Won
African Gospel Awards (UK) Best Artist for West Africa Nominated

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Ref
2011 My Gratitude [17]
2013 Sound of Praise [18]
2015 The Encounter [19]
2017 God Of Miracles [20][21]

Major Singles[edit]

  • Medo Wo[22]
  • Sound of Praise[23]
  • Saved With Amazing Grace (S.W.A.G)[24]
  • Ɔnwanwani (God of Wonders)[25]
  • Bo Noo Ni[26]
  • My Everything[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Mettle is first gospel musician to win Artiste of the Year – VGMA PRO apologises". 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ "Joe Mettle Is The First Gospel Musician To Win Artist Of The Year At The VGMA And We Are All Singing 'Yɛsom Nyame'aa…". OMGVoice.com. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  3. ^ "Biography - Joemettle". Joemettle. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  4. ^ Mawuli, David. "Profile: Who is Joe Mettle?". Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  5. ^ "Gospel Goes Classical SA". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  6. ^ Darko, Daniel. "Joe Mettle Launches New Album THE ENCOUNTER". peacefmonline.com. peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Full list of winners for 2018 3 Music Awards". ghanaweb. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ Nyabor, Jonas (9 April 2017). "VGMAs: Joe Mettle makes history, named 'Artiste of the Year". Citifmonline. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  9. ^ Acheampong, Kwame (9 April 2017). "VGMA 2017: Joe Mettle is Artiste of the Year". StarrFMonline. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  10. ^ Allotey, Godwin Akweiteh (2016-05-05). "Joe Mettle wins Best Male Artiste in South Africa ahead of VGMAS". Ghana News. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  11. ^ "List of nominees for 2015 Ghana Music Awards". dailyguideghana. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  12. ^ "#VGMA2015: Joe Mettle wins Best Male Vocal Performance of the year!". ghanaculturepolitics. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  13. ^ "@AGMA2014. And the Nominees Are…". dailyguideghana. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Cwesi Oteng, Nii Okai, Joe Mettle And Others Nominated For Africa Gospel Music Awards". dailyguideghana. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  15. ^ "@AGMA2014. And the Nominees Are…". gospelgh. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Full List of the 2014 MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards - Sarkodie, Castro, Edem, Fuse ODG and others Nominated…". ghanacelebrities. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  17. ^ Azumah-Ayitey, Paul (9 June 2011). "JOE METTLE RELEASES 'MY GRATITUDE' ON JUNE 12". ghanaweb. Paul Azumah-Ayitey. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  18. ^ Dela Aglanu, Ernest (12 June 2013). "Joe Mettle to hold Ghana's first major live album recording". myjoyonline. Ernest Dela Aglanu. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  19. ^ Owusu-Amoah, Gifty. "Joe Mettle launches Encounter album". graphic.com.gh. graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Joe Mettle records album live on Sunday". ghanaweb.com. ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Joe Mettle – God Of Miracles (Full Album)". AugustLiveGh Media. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  22. ^ "Top trending Joe Mettle songs". YEN. 12 June 2018.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Sound of Praise Live Recording By Joe Mettle".
  24. ^ "S.W.A.G BY JOE METTLE FT. JAY ZYMERA".[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "[Music Download]: Joe Mettle – Ɔnwanwani (God of Wonders)".
  26. ^ "Lyrics Bo Noo Ni".
  27. ^ "Joe Mettle's 'My Everything'". amp.pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 2018-09-24.

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