Danny Nettey (19 September 1968– 15 July 2016) was a Ghanaian musician and songwriter. He was best described as one of the pioneers of Contemporary Gospel music in Ghana.
|Birth name||Daniel Tetteh Nettey|
|Born||19 September 1968
|Died||15 July 2016 (aged 47)
|Genres||Gospel, Urban contemporary gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, organist|
Early life and education
Danny was born in Accra where he developed the love for music at a tender age. Danny Nettey was known for writing songs for most gospel artistes in the country and songs which were being ministered in his local church. He attended High school at Accra Academy where he became the Music director and also the President of the local Scripture Union Fellowship.
Beginning his music career, Danny nettey started his own group, “Danny Nettey and Pals”. This group sought out to take gospel to the Secondary Schools and ministering in churches across West Africa through the word an song ministration. Danny Nettey had three albums to his credit. Namely; “Positive Change”, “This Time” and “I believe”.
Through his music ministration, he travelled to the United Kingdom and United States and ministered on several platforms including performing on stage with; Bishop T. D. Jakes, Don Moen, Ron Winans, Bebe Winans, Ron Kenoly, Kirk Franklin, Lionel Peterson, Israel Houghton, and Alvin Slaughter
Minister Danny Nettey mentored most gospel artistes in Ghana and graced several events including the “Joe Beecham Ministries” by Pastor Joe Beecham and Nii Okai’s “Saving Hearts” album launch.
Danny Nettey was found unconscious in the early hours of 15 July 2016. This was confirmed to Joy News’ Nhyira Addo by family members. According to family, he was bubbly all night and had prayed with his family shortly before retiring to bed. He was discovered to be unconscious around 2:00 AM. He was rushed to the emergency centre by his mother and brother, where the doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.
Daniel Tetteh Nettey was born to a retired evangelist and his prayer wife in Accra, Ghana. The couple had to children before Danny and three others after his birth. Danny Nettey developed love for music at a very tender age, at age six he was already writing songs. He also started playing the organ without any formal lessons. Danny Nettey’s music is deeply influenced by Blues, love of which he picked from his father and his native music.
His love and interest for music persisted throughout his elementary and secondary education. While at the Accra Academy Secondary School, Danny Nettey rose through the ranks to become the Music Director and also led the local Scripture Union Fellowship as its President.
After Secondary School, Danny joined a group of young talented song ministers whose calling was to the youth especially those in Secondary Schools. The activities of the then up and coming Gospel Ministers circled around Prayer, Study of the Word and Song Ministration.
By this time, Danny was writing songs which were being ministered in his local church. He answered God’s call to minister in songs to the nation and beyond and started a music group called ‘Danny Nettey and Pals’. Through this group Danny continued in what he knew best to do; taking the message of the Gospel to the Secondary Schools and ministering in Churches across West Africa through Word and Song Ministration.
In 1995, Danny released his debut album ‘Positive Change’, which did very well and immediately made him very popular among the youth. In 1996 another album, this time with the Pals, was released. Through this second album a ministry by name ‘It’s About Time Productions’ was born. Its main goal was to train and produce talented young song ministers in Ghana and the sub-region.
Over the past ten years Danny has been touching lives through the ministration of God’s word through songs, with many testifying to God’s saving and healing power as a result of his inspiring ministrations. Danny has traveled extensively throughout Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America sharing God’s love and grace through ministration.
Danny has recently started holding annual live praise and worship concerts in Ghana, over the years he has ministered on several platforms across the world. Artistes Danny has performed on the same stage with include Ron Kenoly, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Ron and BebeWinans and Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, and Alvin Slaughter.
He has recently released a double CD album, one with recorded live and the other recorded in the studio. He hopes to remain a blessing to the body of Christ and the world at large.
- “God Alone”
- “Praise Jehovah”
- “I Worship You”
- “God is Good”
- “Metease a (If I live)”