Diana Hopeson is out with “Up North” EP
Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Diana Hopeson has successfully inaugurated her much anticipated “Up North” EP on Thursday,April15, 2021, at Meaglant Hotel, Accra.
Addressing the event which was also aired live on facebook, she stated that “Up North”was to reach people in the north with songs of praise & worship in their own dialect.
“My decision is to inspire and sparehead the movement of ministering, praying and doing songs in our local dialects. And I believe God loves and appreciates us that way”, she said.
Informing guests present and viewers online, Diana Hopeson stated that the project came to mind a year ago, after she was tasked by Hillsongs to translate songs to our local languages .
During the process she invited a friend Gabriel Agambila to assist her with a song in Hausa. He opened up on songs he had written in various dialects, she took the interest to record the songs to be able to reach out to the people from northern part of Ghana.
The “Up North” EP consists”Mandaana” (My Lord & Saviour), “Ubanghiji”, “Hallelujah” and “Spontaneous Prayer on COVID-19”. And other melodious songs in Hausa, Gurune (Frafra) for those in northern Ghana.
Present at the occasion was Dr. Hopeson, Helena Rhabbles, Joseph Akwasi and many notable music fanatics.