I did not put Joe Mettle ahead of all Gospel Artistes in Ghana- OB Nartey clarifies
Radio Presenter cum gospel artiste, Kwame O. B Nartey, who has been described by many as the architect of the seeming rift between two gospel artistes has clarified his earlier statement which has caused the uproar.
According to OB Nartey, he never put Joe Mettle ahead all gospel artistes in the country.
Clarifying his statement,he told The Spectator that it was unfortunate that comments he made which did not warrant attack had turned out this way.
“I did not make a comment that seems to place Joe Mettle ahead of other artistes based on their artistry or music,” he said.
For him, he only sought to put Joe Mettle’s branding and promotion into perspective, in that the artiste had implored the right elements of marketing to make his brand appealing.
He said that, there was any call for international recognition and gigs, Joe Mettle would be the first to come to mind, due to his brand positioning, and this was not intended to look down on others.
“It is an industry we are growing if someone implores the right marketing mix to project his brand to the global platform, it is in the right order emulate and not be misconstrued,” OB Nartey said
According to the Vision 1 FM Presenter, “I had no intention to redicule others, it would be better for them to understand the question I was asked. I would beg everyone to listen to the context rather than generalise the whole issue”.
There has been misunderstanding on the gospel music front, as some comments attributed to OB Nartey had sparked some rift, which led to an outburst from ” Obi Nyane Me” hit maker, Patience Nyarko.
According to Patience on Anigye Mmre on Onua FM last Saturday for OB Nartey to put Joe Mettle above other gospel artistes was an insult, adding that Joe does not deserve the hype and the level he’s been projected to be”.
This has generated heated debates in the gospel music industry with others backing the Patience Nyarko’s reaction, while some circles have also expressed disapproval of her attacks on Joe Mettle’s brand
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme