Entertainment of Thursday, 5 January 2017
“My down moment is when people especially pastors see me and reject me.” Amy Newman makes shocking revelation. Veteran Gospel artiste, Amy Newman is embittered over how she is being treated unfairly by some men of God.
The ACRAG Award winner made this shocking disclosure when speaking with Empire Entertainment Review host, Enoch Asare popularly known on radio as Feeling Daddy.
According to her, pastors snub her when they see her and when asked by Feeling Daddy how she was able to notice the rejection from these Men of God, she answered “by their actions and that is why I dislike going for events.”
Amy Newman started her charismatic songs with Rev. Charlie Sam and produced six albums. She was a member of Holyfire Revival Ministries’ Compassion Flame Choir and was the lead vocal during that time.
She then went solo and came out with her first and second albums in quick succession, titled “God of Mercy” and “I Am Coming Lord” respectively, all with Rev Charlie Sam in 1989. Later, she came out with “Oye W’adom”, which included the hit song ‘Lord Prepare Me’, bringing her into the limelight in 1994.
In 1998 she came out with two albums “Nyira Nka Wo Dzen”, containing the hit song ‘Atseasefo’ and ‘Jesus Is Coming’. Other albums include “Okamafo” (2001) and “M’gyei Nyira Mu” in 2004.
In 2006 she came out with 2 albums entitled “Wongya Me O” and “Nyame Wo Hon Yedzin” to celebrate her 20 years of her ministry.
Being the first gospel singer in the Western Region to receive an ACRAG Award, Amy believes she was able to reach this far by the grace of God. She also received an award at both the 1st Western Regional Gospel and Skyy Awards Shows.
In August 2000, Amy Newman was selected and crowned as 1st Western Regional Gospel Queen at a program organized by Hackman Promotions in conjunction with MUSIGA; this was based on her Evangelism through music and as a female pioneer in gospel music.
Amy has achieved a lot in the gospel music ministry and some of her achievements are as follows: Nominated for Best Vocal Performance, Ghana Music Awards (2003), Certificate of honour for commitment, dedication, love and selfless contribution towards growth of gospel music in Ghana (2003), among others. She performed the national anthem at the nation’s 50th anniversary in March 2007 and was a proud recipient of a Grand Medal from the Ghana government the same year.
A product of Takoradi Polytechnic, Amy Newman is a caterer by profession and enjoys spending time in the kitchen.