Awarding winning musician, and songwriter, Joseph Oscar Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle, has revealed on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, he shelved his first album because it was not good enough.
The reigning Ghana Music Awards 'Artiste of the Year', in an interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua, said he was advised by the late Danny Nettey not to release the album because it was not a good product.
The ‘Bo Noo Ni’ hitmaker said he was reluctant at first but can confidently said that, should that album have been released, he would have been humiliated and lambasted because it was good.
In 2007, Joe Mettle Ministries was founded from the desire to use music, which is undoubtedly a commanding element, to bring people together. The ultimate vision of his ministry is centered on empowering believers and winning souls for Christ through the power of worship. The Ministry has two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, midyear and Lovegift in December every year.
Joe is the manager at Reverb Studios. Reverb is a rehearsal and recording studio in Accra. The company provides musical equipment rental and music and marketing consultancy services.
He won the Gospel Artiste of the Year for 2017 as as well as the Male Vocalist of the Year.
During his early days of singing, he worked as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel greats including Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies.
Joe Mettle was the lead singer for the indigenous multicultural music group, Soul Winners.
He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).