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Divisions In The Gospel Industry In Ghana Stalls Growth – Joseph Matthew Bewails



UK based Ghanaian Afro-gospel artiste, Joseph Matthew has disclosed that the apparent factions in the gospel industry is creating poor unity among the artistes.

He mentioned that even though he doesn’t reside here but plies his music business in Ghana, he occasionally comes home to promote his works and has noticed the unfortunate happening which is causing great harm to the industry.

In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Joseph Matthew explained that his position was not mere speculation and neither was he on a mission to court unnecessary attention to himself, but believes the growing trend shouldn’t be encouraged.

“From where I sit, I can confidently say that secular artistes show more love to each other and there is unity among them than our gospel artistes. There are some supposed gatekeepers promoting some artistes in the name of being managers and it appears when you are not part of their team, it is difficult pushing your works.

“Some gospel artistes have been boldly talking about these gatekeepers and factions but no one is paying attention to their concerns.

“I don’t live here but I have experienced it and that is why I’m bringing the industry’s attention to it. It will only breed disunity and slow the industry’s progress,” he stated.

Last December, gospel singer Patience Nyarko called out the likes of artiste manager, Nii Noi and members of the Table of Men for sabotaging gospel artistes who were not in their camp.

Joseph Matthew, however, believes that the problem goes beyond blaming few people in the industry but rather there is the need for a collective approach.

“This shouldn’t be a blame game at all but a time for reflection. We can learn something from our secular artistes and how they even collaborate among themselves. Do we have such high collaborations among gospel musicians? Let’s ask ourselves.” he queried.

With songs such as “Hallelujah”, “Nyame Ye”, “My Story”, “Not Alone” and “The Name” gaining some popularity in Ghana, Joseph was emboldened to host his maiden concert at the Perez Dome in 2022.

He is currently promoting the video of his latest song, Promise Land.




Shutdown Franchise Hosts “Back To 1957” In Minneapolis, Minnesota




Venerated event hub based in the USA, Shutdown Franchise is yet again representing and celebrating Ghana in USA this March. This particular event is put up in accordance with Ghana’s Independence celebrations this year.

As Ghana chalks 67 this year, Shutdown Franchise has made it a point to bring to USA the “Back To 1957” Independence Concert. The show which spans for three days is slated from 8th March to 10th March, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The first day dubbed, “Ye Wo Abonten” (We Outside), which is on the 8th March sees the event happening at the Rumba, 2943 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408. This is a jam party that has DJs like, DJ Lyriks, DJ Peaceboii and DJ Soundtainer representing. Also hosting the night is KMJ, Patrick, Ogkoko and Mr. Mankato representing.

The second day, Saturday, 9th March happens to be the main event, happening at the Granada Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN. The event night dubbed, “Highlife Meets Hiplife” with Bisa Kdei and Kwaw Kese headlining the night.

The last event day, Sunday, 10th March has “Ye Wo Krom” (We Dey Town)” show crowning the whole three day experience occasion. DJs on bill are, DJ Eazy E, DJ Oceeking, DJ Famous, DJ Lyriks, and hosted by JosiEnt.

For ticketing, checkout the links from below;

Day 1 – March 8th 🎫
Day 2 – March 9th 🎫
Day 3 – March 10th 🎫

For tickets and table reservations call – +1 612 450-5490.

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10 Year Old Chloe Invokes The Holy Spirit At Oyerepa’s “Young Ministers” Show




As God said in Acts 2:17, that He will pour out his spirit into all, and that even children will prophesy and minister, little Chloe seems to be doing the Lord work at a tender age.

Chloe, a competitor at this year’s “The Young Ministers” by Oyerepa TV got judges, patrons and fans of the show worshipping. It was just like the pentecost when the Holy Spirit came on the disciples.

Chloe did a powerful rendition of Pastor Kwame Amponsah’s “Merensesa Me Nyame Da” last week. The performance that came along with a short choreography got the judges in their spiritual gear praying and worshipping.

One particular judge was so in the spirit that he flowed in spiritual language. The audience weren’t spared by the spree as they tagged along. The whole atmosphere was charged and it was almost as if the competition grounds was a church having a crusade.

Chloe who churches at Christ Apostolic Church in TUC, has since been churning out amazing performances on the show which is fast making her become the audience’s favorite. Her videos are springing out all over social media foras.

Checkout the video of her performance on the show from below.


Vote for Chloe to remain in thr competition and win ultimately via short code *920*55# and choose YM17.

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