Entertainment of Friday, 21 October 2016
It is five years now since gospel recording act, Piesie Esther, brought out new stuff but the latest one she released to the market a fortnight ago, Agye Won Nsem, is getting massive airplay, making her feel like she had not been away at all. The song title, which literally translates as something slipping away from one’s hands or a situation one cannot fully grasp is, however, being given a political twist by some music fans.
The singer insists her song has nothing to do with contemporary Ghanaian politics.
“I’m not a politician. I only know how to sing to praise God so Agye Won Nsem is just something to signify how shocked or stupefied enemies have become at my rate of progress. It has nothing to do with who is winning or losing power at the upcoming elections,” Piesie said.
Now with the Trust Productions recording label and management team, Piesie first came to national attention with her debut Apae Ama Me album in 2002.
She followed up with the Me Nte Ase collection in 2008 which earned her nominations in the Gospel Artiste of the Year and Gospel Song of the Year categories at the 2009 Ghana Music Awards.
She released Ziba Bekwo in 2011 and was not heard of again till this month when her new Agye Won Nsem seven-track album recorded by Dan Bassey, Shar, Dave Joy and Bimpong hit the market.
“I’m happy with the reception so far. I’m sure it would peak well before the year ends,” Piesie said.
She has shows lined up into the new year and is asking her fans to listen critically to her lyrics which all uphold the power of God and ignore those making wrong assumptions about her music.