Award-winning Ghanaian gospel artiste Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle has revealed he had wanted to back out of the VGMA to allow other artistes to win the Best Gospel Artiste category.
Joe Mettle has successively won the coveted Best Gospel Artiste award and he thinks post-award commentaries and the fact that people are fed up with him was why he had wanted to take a break.
Speaking on Akoma FM‘s Saturday entertainment programme Entertainment 360 hosted by Tony Best, the ‘Bo noo ni’ hitmaker indicated those negative narratives do not get to him.
“Post-award commentaries, bashing does not worry me at all. Everyone has an opinion and you cannot take it away from them. There are a lot of issues that go into one winning an award but when you try to explain to people they are interested, except for the fact that they think you don’t deserve it.
“To be given an Artiste of the Year or any other category, the organizers take into consideration, the work you have done, shows you have performed and a whole lot but people are not aware.
“To be honest, a time came when I decided to withdraw a bit from the scheme. The decision was to encourage others to also have the feel of winning the award so that it will make enjoyable and serve as a fair playing ground.”
The renowned artiste opined that he sees nothing wrong with gospel singer putting on makeups except only when it affects the delivery of the message or fulfilling one’s purpose.
“Except when the wearing of makeups is affecting the spread of the gospel of Christ, there is no where in the Bible which says those things are wrong hence I do not have problem with it.”