Sizing up the impact of a fallen gospel star, Esther Cobbah, wife of legal practitioner Tsatsu Tsikata says Danny Nettey was a marvelous light to her husband during his dark days in prison.
The astute lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata had never heard or seen Danny while he was a free man.
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But in 2008 while serving a five-year sentence in jail where he was largely deprived of his freedom and friends, it was Danny Nettey who entered the prison walls.
He came in a few stanzas of lyrics and clung to Tsatsu’s heart with a mighty clung to Tsatsu’s heart with a mighty force.
“He was listening to Sunny FM and he heard the song and it ministered mightily to him”, CEO of Strategic Communications Esther Cobbah revealed on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Wednesday.
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“When he was sick at Korle Bu, everyday I visited him, I had to sing that song [I will worship you] about 20 to 50 times and pray with him”
“… and so I really wanted to find the person that composed that song to relieve me of having to sing that song so many times”
After her husband regained his freedom, the two “passionately” began a very deliberate search for the man who became a friend before he was seen in person. It was becoming a fruitless search after a while.
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“We couldn’t get anyone to tell us who he was….we actually at a certain point thought [he] might be a foreigner”, the CEO of Strategic Communications said.
A gospel musician, Felix, was the most direct signpost to them in their search for him. While on a foreign trip, Felix, who sings at the Victory Bible Church, told the couple Danny Nettey was the composer of the song ‘I will worship you’.
“We emailed, we called,” but got no response, she revealed a disappointment that was not to last.
It was an event, the Gospel Legend Show, that a-yearned-for meeting materialized.