Come Saturday, February 20, the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) will be the centre of attraction as it hosts this year’s Ghana National Gospel Music Awards (GNGMA).
The GNGMA is an award scheme designed to recognise, celebrate the hard work and dedication of various stakeholders and players in the Gospel Music fraternity.
Ironically, if the organisers of the most prestigious award scheme in Ghana will apply the true meaning of the scheme, then one artiste who deserves to win his category is award-winning UK-based Ghanaian Afro Gospel Joseph Matthew (JM).
Joseph Matthew has been nominated in the ‘International Artiste Of The Year (Diaspora) category alongside Mr. Music Mensah, Martin Fei, Jane Rita, Maame Pinamang, Atta Patrick, Alex Acheampong, Millicent Yankey, Herty Corgie, and Jenn Arthur.
In the year under review, Joseph Matthew took the music scene by storm with his hit song My Story, a distinctive contemporary fusion which is mixed with urban highlife groove with afrobeats, is a thanksgiving song that expresses gratitude to God.
It’s undoubtedly one of the well-produced gospel songs for the year under review.
In terms of producing quality videos, Just like the song clip for his hit song Nyame Ye, JM did not fail to sweep us off our feet with the aesthetic artwork, scenery and choreography in My Story.
Directed by internationally acclaimed music video director Martin Sean, the My Story music video is dominantly dark-themed, with two beautiful sceneries that are meant to coordinate the story appropriately.
JM is one of the few Ghanaian gospel artistes to appear on music charts in francophone and Anglophone countries like Gabon, France and Nigeria.
He was also crowned the “International Artiste of the Year’ at 2020 Emerging Music Awards.
The My Story hitmaker, who has performed on a number of platforms made history as the first gospel artiste to win the award.
After delving through Joseph Matthew’s achievements in the year under review, he really deserves his nomination. He currently has the Ghanaian Gospel music on his shoulders and it’s evident that crowning him the winner will really save the award scheme from the spontaneous criticism of the general public.