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Joe Mettle

Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle, recognised by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter.

Early Music Career

Joe Mettle began his music career as a backing vocalist for notable Ghanaian Gospel artists like Cindy Thompson, the late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies. He also served as the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, Soul Winners.

 

Formation of Joe Mettle Ministries

In 2007, Joe founded Joe Mettle Ministries, which hosts two major annual events: Praiz Reloaded midyear and Lovegift in December. These events have become significant in the Ghanaian gospel music scene.

International Recognition and Performances

Joe Mettle has performed internationally with renowned gospel artists like Donnie McClurkin, Nathaniel Bassey, Ntokozo Mbambo, and Michael Stuckey. He has appeared on South Africa's SABC TV show "Gospel Classics" and won the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards in South Africa.

Breakthrough and Historic Achievement

On April 8, 2017, Joe Mettle made history by becoming the first Ghanaian gospel musician to win the Artist of the Year award at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards. He also won Gospel Artiste of the Year and Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the same awards.

 

Discography and Awards

Joe Mettle has released numerous hit songs, including "Mehia wo Yesu," "Nhyira," "Medɔ Wo," "Akokyem Nyame," "Mensuro," "Turning Around," and "Yesu Adi Nkunim." His song "Ɔnwanwani" earned him nominations at the 2017 VGMA. He has six albums and has won over ten local and international awards, including accolades from the Africa Gospel Music Awards and Gospel Industry Awards.

Personal Life and Current Endeavors

Joe Mettle married Selassie Mettle (née Dzisa) in August 2020, with a traditional ceremony in Accra followed by a wedding in Tema. He manages Reverb Studios in Accra, which provides rehearsal and recording facilities, musical equipment rental, and artist management services. Joe continues to be a significant figure in gospel music both in Ghana and internationally.