Gospel Music over the years in Ghana has seen some tremendous improvements. Most of the leading artists on the continent are usually from Nigeria, South Africa, and Ghana. This article however seeks to highlight the top 10 gospel musicians in Ghana leading the industry . The gospel revolution in Ghana has been going on for a very long time until 2019 when a gospel artist was crowned by the most prestigious music awards scheme in the country, VGMA, as the ‘Artist Of The Year’.
Below is a list of one some of the most hardworking gospel artists in Ghana based on streams, awards, and series of events around the artist in the year under review.
Diana Hamilton , Joe Mettle , Celestine Donkor , Joyce Blessing , MoG , Ceccy Twum , Ohemaa Mercy, Empress Gifty , Obaapa Christy ,Mary Ghansah
1. Diana Hamilton
Diana Antwi Hamilton is a Ghanaian gospel musician with several awards to her name. She won the 2021 Most Streamed Female Act of the Year Award at the 3Music Women’s Brunch.
In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch. She was crowned Artist of the Year and Gospel Artist of the Year at the 2021 Ghana Music Awards on June 26 with her song “Adom”
2. Joe Mettle
Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle, better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter. He is the first Gospel musician to win VGMA Artist of the year award in his Genre, on April 8, 2017.
He has won many awards in Ghana and beyond, and has mounted so many international platforms with International Gospel Artists like Donnie McClurkin, Ntokozo Mbambo and many more. He is married to Selassie Dzisa and they have one child now.
3. Celestine Donkor
Celestine Donkor is a Ghanaian gospel musician and songwriter. In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.
She founded the Celestial Praise, an annual Gospel music concert.
4. Joyce Blessing
Joyce Akosua Twene known popularly as Joyce Blessing was born to Mr Christopher Kwabena Twene and Mrs Gladys Yaa Kyewaa on 15 May at Accra, Ghana.
Joyce is the fourth child of her parents. She grew up with other siblings who were all raised by their mother in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region of Ghana where she had her primary school and Junior High School education.
Nana Yaw Boakye better known by his stage name MOG Music is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer, songwriter and a Pastor.
He was born on May 14. Married and won the Male Vocalist of the Year 2020 and 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
6. Ceccy Twum
Ceccy Abena Ampratwum (born 13 November), better known by her stage name Ceccy Twum, is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer and songwriter.
Ceccy was born to the family of Mr and Mrs Andoh in Accra, Ghana. She is married to Prophet Alex Twum and they have three children.
7. Ohemaa Mercy
Ohemaa Mercy is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer with several awards to her name.
Mercy Amoah popularly known as Ohemaa Mercy was born in Weija, Accra to Fantis parents, Mr and Mrs Amoah, from Abakrapa and Elmina respectively. She lived most of her young life in Koforidua.
8. Empress Gifty
Empress Gifty (formerly Empress Gifty Osei) is a Ghanaian gospel musician and fashionista. She is the first Gospel Artist in Ghana to hit 1 Million Followers on Instagram.
Empress was born to the Oppong and Annan family both from Central and Western Region of Ghana. She started her Primary School education at Mantey Din Primary School and Oninku Junior Secondary School all in Tema.
9. Obaapa Christy
Obaapa Christy (née Christiana Twene) formerly Christiana Love is a Ghanaian Gospel musician. The Meti Ase hit singer was recipient of Gospel Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Awards during the 2007 edition of Ghana Music Awards.
In 2008, she was conferred with a National honor by John Kufuor.
10. Mary Ghansah
Mary Ghansah is a veteran Ghanaian gospel musician and ordained reverend minister. She is best known for her worship career which spanned over 40 years.
Mary, was born to Mr Joseph Ghansah and Madam Elizabeth Anderson in Tema. She is the eldest among five siblings.
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