Gospel musician Pastor Josh Laryea is back after a long hiatus from music and says he wants to be known as Tseataa, a local Ga name that refers to God as Father.
According to him, Tseataa is a covenant name given him and his siblings by their dad as part of their surname.
The ace gospel musician said his dad took this bold initiative in a bid to dissociate and delineate himself from an idolatrous background to form a new unit of a godly family.
This, he added, was aimed at reaffirming his covenant relationship with God on behalf of his children and descendants thereof. Hence, in his own words, “We are Tseataa’s Children.”
Explaining the rationale behind the timing of the name switch, Tseataa stated that, “throughout the years I have become more conscious of God’s special grace on my life and this continually reaffirms the fact that my father indeed dedicated us to Him. Most times I am tempted to say He loves me more than everybody else.”
With seven successful albums to his credit, he is set to release his eighth titled Kane; and believes that since the number eight is synonymous with new beginnings on another level, the time is right to openly let the whole world know what has been his ‘secret’ – in his own words – ‘that I am His, and He is mine’.”
Tseataa’s unconventional style of contemporary gospel is hugely popular with the youth and older generation alike and many will be pleased to know that he is bringing his lively combo of heavy “gome” rhythms and versatile vocal expressions on his new album.
The new album, Kane which means light, is set to be released in the coming weeks.
Tseataa is currently the lead Pastor of Doxa Temple of the International Central Gospel Church and the Assistant Director at the Chaplaincy of the Central University College and a lecturer at Daniel Institute, an affiliate of CUC and ICGC.
He is also the founder of Blazing Altar Worldwide; a non-denominational prayer gathering. He is married and has four children, Kirk, Josh, Kelly and Kiki.