Gospel singer Patience Nyarko is being roasted on Twitter after downplaying the capacity and achievements of colleague Joe Mettle.
Patience Nyarko was reported to have said Joe Mettle who has been hailed by some music fanatics will find himself wanting should the Methodist Church and/or the Church of Pentecost direct(s) that their songs should not be used by musicians in Ghana.
“How many English songs has Joe Mettle composed in this country? Let [the Church of] Pentecost and Methodist Church come out with a directive that no musician should sing their songs, I tell you he will fall,” she said on Onua FM’s Anigye Mmere, Saturday.
The remark was a direct reaction to a claim by a UK-based Ghanaian event organizer that Ghanaian gospel music relatively does not cross borders.
DJ Alordia of Alordia Promotions had argued that language has always been a factor hence, any time he organized an event with Ghanaian gospel musicians as performers, he struggled to break even. According to him, he did so on three occasions and the narrative was same.
He mentioned that patrons were mainly Ghanaians who understood the language, stressing that he did not get other nationals like Nigerians and South Africans attending.
Citing Nigerian gospel musicians who use the pidgin language in most of their songs, Alordia told host Christian Agyei Frimpong that the diversity attracts lots of people from other countries in UK.
He, however singled out Joe mettle, who uses the English language in some of his works.