Entertainment pundit and event organizer, Whitney Boakye-Mensah has fired back at gospel musician Patience Nyarko for claiming that singer Joe Mettle only sings Methodist and Pentecostal songs.
Patience Nyarko, in a fit of rage, exclaimed in a radio discussion that should both churches ask the artiste not to use their songs in his creative again, Joe Mettle will be left with nothing really to his credit as a gospel musician.
”I don’t want people to think that Joe Mettle is the only Gospel artiste in Ghana. The way they are hyping him, I want people to know that he is not there yet. Sincerely, they are giving the guy a problem, I’m telling you”, she lamented.
She was addressing why gospel music in the country isn’t penetrating the international market and in the middle of her submissions turn guns blazing at the one-time VGMA Artiste of the year.
“When we talk about English songs, how many songs does Joe Mettle have? Is it not Pentecost songs that Joe Mettle sings? If the church of Pentecost and Methodist church should ban people from using their songs, what will be Joe Mettle’s fate?”
“What about those of us who write our own songs. Look at Nacee, Diana Hamilton, and Joyce Blessing who write their own songs. We have all been ignored because we don’t speak English. Is English food we eat?” she questioned.
Patience Nyarko, who set the internet ablaze with her sudden outburst on Joe Mettle, has in return, received a barrage of criticisms.
To the renowned event planner, Patience Nyarko’s assertion that Joe Mettle sings only Methodist and Pentecostal songs is a blatant lie and wondered what the ”Obi Nyanime” singer sought to achieve by peddling such falsehoods about her colleague artiste in the industry.
Whitney Boakye-Mensah then took Patience Nyarko to the cleaners describing the latter’s attack on Joe Mettle as “unchristian and borne out of hatred and jealousy.”
”Unfortunately for her, she has become the antagonist of the story and so everyone is speaking their mind to her. She lied. To say that Joe’s songs are Methodist and Pentecostal songs that he has sampled to sing and that should Pentecost and Methodist decide to take their songs back, the Mettle that we have been hyping won’t be that Mettle again….it’s a blatant falsehood. I was disappointed in a Christian like her who says she is propagating the gospel but would make such statements out of hatred and jealousy. Then to go further and say that Joe doesn’t write his own songs, that was also a lie. She lied!”, she fumed on Peace FM’s ”Entertainment Review”.