Uk-based Ghanaian popular gospel musician Joseph Matthew aka JM has reacted to suggestions that he sings much better than popular gospel musicians Cwesi Oteng and Sonnie Badu.
JM,a gospel artist with a distinctive contemporary sound— a mixture of Ghanaian high-life, contemporary Afro beats and Rap recently released his maiden song for 2018 titled . ’Hallelujah’
Some entertainment pundits after listening to Hallelujah’ applauded JM’s musical priories and argued further that he sings much better than Cwesi Oteng and Sonnie Badu.
Reacting to the claims by the entertainment in an interview on Hot 93.9FM,JM indicated that:
” if people are saying I sing better than Cwesi Oteng and Sonnie Badu,so be it because they are the ones to judge but I see Cwesi Oteng and Sonnie as my big brothers and I really take inspiration from them”.JM said as monitored by Razzonline.com
Born into a Christian musical family in Tema, Joseph quickly learnt to play various musical instruments from a tender age and sang in the church choir which was led and directed by his father.
He then went on to play in the church band where he had the opportunity to develop his skills further and realised his vocal gifts.In his early teenage years, JM had developed into a unique rapper, singer and songwriter who gained immense attention from many.
As a result, he has performed and worked alongside many artists from different genres including hip-hop, RnB, Afro beats, reggae and gospel due to the versatility of his style.
JM caught attention and was featured in a local magazine in 2007 after a captivating performance at Stratford Rex London.
In 2009, JM felt a profound call on his life back into gospel music and the church and has since been a key member of his church choir.
He is currently recording his long-awaited gospel album (Solid Rock) featuring the hit single, Hallelujah.
Crooned in a mid-tempo vein, JM eulogized God in ’Hallelujah’ for all the delectable things he has done for him.‘Hallelujah’ was recorded in Ghana by well-versed sound engineer Osei who is specialized in drumming.
The vocal ability, lyrics and the entire production is world-class.
It’s actually a potential ‘Best Gospel Song of the Year’ winner at the 2019 Ghana Music Awards.