Ghana’s current biggest gospel music export, Joe Mettle, has represented Ghana on the world stage at the Stellar Awards held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, USA. The Stellar Awards is the biggest celebration that recognises and honours gospel music in the world.
Joe Mettle was named as an artiste with an International Sound among artistes from England, Trinidad, Japan, South Africa and France. The coveted International Sound Stage, presented by Zoe Records, is a showcase of top gospel artistes from around the world and gives the artistes the Stellar Awards experience.
Joe Mettle was spotted on the red carpet in a stunning Ghana outfit and shoes all made by Ghanaian fashion entrepreneurs, making a statement not just for Ghanaian music but also pushing Ghana as a brand on the world stage. The 32nd annual edition of the Stellars was hosted by Erica Campbell and saw performances from Kirk Franklin, Travis Green, Fred Hammond Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, and Jonathan Butler among many other big names.
Many Ghanaians have tipped him to win the Artiste of the Year as well as the Gospel Artiste of the Year awards at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, which comes off in a few weeks. In the history of the scheme, no gospel musician has ever won the top award but this year Joe Mettle stands a likely chance to make history.
Joe has recently revealed that he will release a new single ahead of the Easter celebrations. The song, Wadi Nkunim, speaks of Christ’s victory on the cross and what it means to humanity and the Christian walk.