Apart from being the reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year, Joe Mettle, is one of the leading gospel acts in the country and currently has one of the chart-topping songs across all genres of Ghanaian music, so, it is not awkward for anybody to raise eyebrows if any music lover should claim ignorance of his name and existence.
It should also not be astounding if any music loving fellow professes that, he/she has no inkling of how he is – www.entertainmentgh.com has seen similar situations and heard tales like that.
Judges at the first edition of Ireva Songstress Search audition seemed to have a shock of their lives when one of the many contestants who appeared before them boldly said she does not know any musician in the world called Joe Mettle – www.zionfelix.com reports!
Gospel musician Nacee and TV/Radio host Amanda Jissih who talked to Zionfelix.net after the audition which happened at Tomreik Hotel in Accra on Sunday, October 29 said they could not believe their ears when the young lady made the statement.
According to the two who were still in a state of shock after the audition, the lady whose name they could not recall, told the judges that she does not listen to local gospel tunes.
Aside Joe Mettle, the young lady said no when she was asked if she knew Stella Seal, Diana Hopeson and veteran gospel musician Mary Ghansah who was one of the judges on the day.
This declaration by the lady according to Amanda Jissih shocked all six judges who were at the event.
According to the judges, they cannot fathom why a lady of her sort would boldly say she has not heard the name of the reigning artiste of the year at 2017 Ghana Music Awards and other renowned gospel musicians in the country.
Judges at the audition of Ireva Songstress Search were music producer and sound engineer, Fred Kyei Mensah, TV/Radio host Amanda Jissih, Lawyer, Banker and Vocalist Jackie Asante Mensah, gospel musicians Nacee, Abena Ruthy and Mary Ghansah.
Ireva Songstress Search is an online reality show put together to find the next female gospel icon.