Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter. Born on 5 July (year unknown) to Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle, Joe is the eldest of six children. Joe Mettle attended secondary school at Accra Academy, and furthered his tertiary education at Pentecost University College, Accra.
Joe Mettle Music Career
Joe Mettle’s career, like many others who through consistency and persistence carve their way into the limelight, is one known for its humble beginning. Joe who kick-started his ‘ministry’ as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel greats including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies, now owns Reverb Studios (a rehearsing and recording studio). The company also provides musical equipment rental and music and marketing consultancy services.
Joe Mettle Breakthrough
Joe mettle’s inception was a rough one, as though he was on the gospel music scene for years, it took nearly a decade for his deserved accolades to finally locate him. He won the Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). His award for Artiste of the Year was considered historical as he was the first Gospel artiste to win in this category since the conception of these awards. Joe has also won over 10 local and international awards. He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).
Joe has featured on the popular South African Broadcasting Corporation’s TV show titled, “Gospel Classics” which also highlighted Donnie McClurkin. He received the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards held in South Africa.
He has many nationwide hit songs including “Nhyira” (meaning-Blessing), “Medɔ Wo”, “Akokyem Nyame”, “Mensuro” (meaning-I will not fear), “Turning Around” and “Yesu Adi Nkunim” (meaning-Christ is Victorious) to his credit. His latest hit that earned him nominations at 2017’s VGMA is titled “Ɔnwanwani” (meaning-God of Wonders). He has five albums to his credit. They are “My Gratitude” (2011), “Sound of Praise” (2013),”The Encounter” (2015),”God of Miracles” (2017) and “Wind Of Revival” (2019).
Joe Mettle Awards and Nominations
2018 (3 Music Awards) – Gospel Act of the Year
2017 (Ghana Music Awards) – Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year
2016 (RIGA Awards) – Best Male Artist
2015 (Ghana Music Awards) – Gospel Artiste of the Year, Vocal Performance of the year
2014 (Africa Gospel Music Awards) – Artiste of the Year West Africa
CCML Ghana Gospel Awards – Best Praise Song of the year
MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards – Best Gospel Video of the year
2013 African Gospel Awards (UK) – Best Alternative Reggae, Best Artist for West Africa
2012 (Bass Awards) – Alternate Song of the Year
2011 (Gospel Industry Awards) – Best Male vocalist, Best Song Writer, Best Video of the Year
African Gospel Awards (UK) – Best Artist for West Africa