Meet the Ghanian gospel sensation

Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter. He is the first Gospel musician to win VGMA Artist of the year award in his Genre, on April 8, 2017. He has won many awards in Ghana and beyond, and has mounted so many international platforms with International Gospel Artists like Donnie McClurkin, Ntokozo Mbambo and many more. He is married to Selassie Dzisa.


Joe although a marketer by profession, is a worshiper by calling. He was born on 5 July 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. Michael’s and All Angels.

He continued to Korle Gonno 3 Junior High School (JHS) and obtained his Senior High School Certificate from the His Majesty Academy. Prior to His Majesty Academy, he studied draftsmanship at the Modern School of Draftsmanship (MODESCO). He then attended the Pentecost University College, a private Christian university college located at Sowutuom in Accra.


During his early days of singing, he worked as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel greats including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies.

Joe Mettle was the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, Soul Winners. He has 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.[citation needed] 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”, “Medo Wo”, “Akokyem Nyame”, “Mensuro”, “Turning Around” and “Yesu Adi Nkunim” to his credit. His latest hit that earned him nominations at 2017’s VGMA is titled “Onwanwani” (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).

In 2007, Joe Mettle Ministries was founded. The Ministry has two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, midyear and Lovegift in December every year.


Joe is the manager at Reverb Studios, which is a rehearsal and recording studio in Accra. The company provides musical equipment rental, as well as music and marketing consultancy services.
Joe married Salomey Selassie Dzisa in a traditional marriage ceremony in Accra on August 13, 2020 and followed with an official wedding ceremony in Tema.


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