Celebrated music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, has earlier chimed in on the recent rhubarb ensuing among music followers over gospel artistes, Joe Mettle and Patience Nyarko – stating that the talk of Joe being the most relevant or best gospel act is not necessary.
Mark, who is also a respected member of the VGMA Board, a position he’s held for years, has revealed that at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, he did not vote for Joe Mettle’s ‘Bo Noo Ni’ to win ‘Gospel Song of the Year’.
Speaking to Mercury Quaye on ‘Daybreak Hitz and of course, keenly monitored by www.entertainmentgh.com, he explained;
“I didn’t vote for Joe Mettle. At the time of the Board’s voting, I was engaged with my dad’s funeral, so, I was not present.”
He went to state, that, had he been present, he would not have voted for ‘Bo Noo Ni’ but for another hit song, ‘Obi Nyane Me’ by Patience Nyarko.
According to him, he even told Joe Mettle about it.
“I met Joe and told him, that I felt ‘Obi Nyane Me’ was bigger and that I wouldn’t have voted for him.”
In 2018, Joe Mettle’s ‘Bo Noo Ni’ won over the following nominees under the ‘Gospel Song of the Year’ category;
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
Boot 4 Boot – Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
Efatawo – Nacee
Adom – Gifty Osei
Jehovah – Ceccy Twum