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Winning 3 Awards on the VGMA night is a big and a deserved consolation for Joe Mettle.

Though missing the ultimate Artiste of the Year awards, which could have been his second time in a row in the VGMs, 3 awards in different categories is a perfect and deserving consolation for Joe Mettle who happens to be the first Gospel artiste to have won the title.

Joe mettle who lost the title to the late Ebony Reigns was nominated in 5 different categories, and these include;

  1.  Artiste of the Year
  2. Best Collaboration of the Year
  3. Gospel Artiste of the Year
  4. Gospel Song of the Year
  5. Song of the Year

Apart from Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year, Joe Mettle incredibly picked up awards in the other categories he was nominated for. Some of these categories he has won awards for couple of times in the past.

Joe posted on Instagram to Thank God and appreciate the love Ghanaian have shown him all this while;

To God be all the glory .
I want to say a big thank you to the whole Joe mettle ministries,my Family and every One who has supported the Ministry and my music for all these years God richly bless you .Thank you all for the votes this victory is for the gospel and the Kingdom.

Now in case you missed out on watching the VGMAs live, this is the perfect time to update you on  Joe Mettle sterling performance as the opening act of the awards night. Engagement with the audience to chant out ‘Onwanwani’ was incredible. ‘Bo noo ni’, the song that won Joe Mettle ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ and ‘Gospel song of the Year’ was not left out, since its performance has been anticipated by the audience. A new re-arrangement to the song has been effected beautifully from the start. This therefore is another way of saying ‘The church has been brought to VGMA’ once again.

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Watch Performance below;



Joe although a marketer by profession, is a worshipper by calling. He was born on July 5 to Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle and is the eldest of six children. Joe started his education at the Richard Akwei Memorial School and later moved to Kade 1&2 Primary School (Kade) where he spent about a year before returning to Accra to the St. Michaels and All Angels. He continued to Korle Gonno 3 Junior High School (JHS) and then later to the Accra Academy. He then attended the Pentecost University College.

He is known for his great passion as a worship leader and composer and is a multiple award winning artiste with his most recent awards being 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 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).

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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.

YearEventPrizeRecipient / Nominated workResult
20183 Music AwardsGospel Act of the YearHimselfWon
2017Ghana Music AwardsArtiste of the YearHimselfWon
Gospel Artiste of the YearWon
Male Vocalist Artiste of the YearWon
2016RIGA AwardsBest Male ArtistWon
2015Ghana Music AwardsGospel Artiste of the YearNominated
Vocal Performance of the yearWon
2014Africa Gospel Music AwardsArtiste of the Year West AfricaNominated
CCML Ghana Gospel AwardsBest Praise Song of the yearSound of PraiseWon
MTN 4Syte Music Video AwardsBest Gospel Video of the yearI Am YoursNominated
2013Best Alternative ReggaeHimselfNominated
African Gospel Awards (UK)Best Artist for West AfricaNominated
2012Bass AwardsAlternate Song of the YearWon
2011Gospel industry AwardsBest Male vocalistWon
Best Song WriterWon
Best Video of the YearWon
African Gospel Awards (UK)Best Artist for West AfricaNominated

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