Entertainment of Monday, 25 May 2020
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Gospel musician Noble Nketsiah is of the view that the barrage of criticisms and backlash hurled at Patience Nyarko for airing her frustration is wrong.
Making a submission on 3FM’s Showbiz927, Saturday, Noble Nketsiah said people could have shared their views on the comment Patience Nyarko made about colleague Joe Mettle without rebuking her.
“It’s wrong to chastise her for whatever she says,” he told host MzGee but was quick to add that “I also think that the radio or the public is not the place for her to spill her issues.”
Patience Nyarko lost her cool during a discussion on Onua FM, as she felt insulted by a claim by a UK-based Ghanaian event organizer that Ghanaian gospel music relatively does not cross borders.
DJ Alordia of Alordia Promotions had argued that language has always been a factor hence, any time he organized an event with Ghanaian gospel musicians as performers, he struggled to break even. According to him, he did so on three occasions and the narrative was same.
He mentioned that patrons were mainly Ghanaians who understood the language, stressing that he did not get other nationals like Nigerians and South Africans attending. Citing Nigerian gospel musicians who use the pidgin language in most of their songs, Alordia said the diversity attracts lots of people from other countries in UK.
Alordia, however singled out Joe mettle, who uses the English language in some of his works.
“Joe Mettle is not where people want us to believe he is. The way people want to lift him above all of us, they will give him problem. He is not yet there. People want us to believe he is better than all of us gospel musicians in Ghana,” Patience Nyarko retorted.
“Apart from Joe Mettle singing Pentecost and Methodist songs, how many English songs has he composed and you want to disrespect some of us that write our own songs.”
She has since been scolded for the comment and her posture in the midst of the brouhaha.
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