Music of Friday, 14 October 2016
Celebrated gospel singer, Diana Hopeson musically known as Auntie Diana premiered the video to her latest single, Aseda remix featuring Okyeame Kwame on Viasat One’s breakfast show This Morning.
The former MUSIGA president who has been off the music scene for over a decade, purposely to pursue other endeavors spoke about her delight to returning to what she loves, and the inspiration behind the latest hit.
“For my birthday people asked what can I do and I felt I should release the single. Aseda is a joyous song, it is like my testimony and my comeback kick-up in a bit to celebrate my silver jubilee – I will be 25 years in the industry”
Aseda which is generally considered a thanksgiving song with inspiration, is a fusion of both English and Twi languages. It comprise a dynamic blend of urban contemporary gospel and hi-life.
The veteran songstress who has featured both local and international acts has enjoyed an upward spiral in success after her first album, He is Lord in 1991. Auntie Diana is currently working on her 10th album after the success of Halleluyah, Yedi Nkunim, The Best of Diana, A Nite with Diana, Africa America Project Album, Ebesimeyie Onyame asem, If Jesus Says Yes, Yesu Mo Album and Yeyi W’aye daa (Winner).
The 2001 Ghana Music Award Nominee was given a National Honor Award by the President of the Republic of Ghana, President John Agyekum kuffour, for her support for the Arts industry. Few months afterward, she became the President of the MUSIGA and the chairman of the Interim management board of the Copyright society of Ghana (COSGA).
She was also involved in policy making and several projects that advanced the course of the Music industry in Ghana which later saw her hand over her presidency in 2011, having served a full term of four (4) years.
She concluded by saying that she is confident about the success of Aseda against the modern trend of gospel music, “I think Aseda will match up because it is a bit hip and then off-course we have rap in it.”
She is currently the Vice President of Generation for Christ International and the Deputy Director of Reconciliation Alliance Consult.