Ghanaian gospel artiste and minister of the gospel, Luigi Maclean, has said Joe Mettle is a talented artiste.
The Best Male Vocalist 2019 nominee at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) for his song titled ‘Amazing God’, was speaking in an interview on the Class Drive on Class91.3FM, Thursday, 28 May 2020.
Another gospel musician, Patience Nyarko, recently told Accra-based Onua FM that Joe Mettle is overrated by Ghanaians.
She also accused the artiste of sampling songs and riding on the wings of those songs to gain popularity.
Patience Nyarko said: “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.
“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?”
She also stated: “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?"
However, Luigi, who featured on Joe Mettle’s award-winning song, ‘Bo No Ni’, described Joe Mettle as super talented.
Luigi told show host Prince Benjamin that: “If God hasn’t allowed you to be great, you can never be great. So, I believe that first, it’s from God’s own purpose to make him great, to make his name great. So, that’s God. I think another that also makes him very likeable is how humble he is. He’s quite down to earth. He’s quite relatable, like everyone can relate to him. So, I think God and his humility. I think he’s super talented not because I work under him, a lot of people will agree with me”.
According to the artiste, not everyone will like a particular artiste.
“Well, even Jesus has haters, you can’t get everyone to like you, so, definitely. If you know music, you’ll know that he is talented.”