Joe Mettle has his birth name as Joseph Oscar Mettle. He is a famous Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter.
He was born on 5 July 1971 to the parents of Florence Addo and Emmanuel Mettle. Joe is the eldest in a family of six children. Joe, though a marketer by profession, is a worshiper by calling.
Joe had his elementary and higher education in Accra, Ghana where he obtained his primary and senior high school certificates respectively.
Prior his higher education, Joe studied draftsmanship at the Modern School of Draftsmanship (MODESCO).
He later attended the Pentecost University College, a private Christian University College, Sowutuom in Accra, Ghana.
Joe Mettle began his gospel music journey dated back to his young age as a singer when he worked as a backing vocalist for some Ghanaian Gospel icons like Cindy Thompson, late Danny Nettey, and Reverend Tom Bright Davies.
Joe Mettle was the lead singer for the indigenous multi-cultural music group, Soul Winners.
The highly creative, versatile and talented Ghanaian star has several hit albums and singles to his credit, some of which are:
• My Gratitude
• 2013 Sound of Praise
• 2015 The Encounter
• 2017 God of Miracles
• Wind of Revival
• Medɔ Wo (meaning “I Love You”)
• Sound of Praise”
• Saved with Amazing Grace” (S.W.A.G.)
• Onwanwani (meaning – God of Wonders)
• Bo Nɔɔ Ni (meaning “No One Else”)
• My Everything among numerous others.
Joe has featured on the popular South African Broadcasting Corporation’s TV show titled, “Gospel Classics” which also highlighted Donnie McClurkin. He received the Best Male Gospel Artiste in Africa at the Trumpet Gospel Awards held in South Africa.
He is the first Gospel musician to win VGMA Artist of the year award in his Genre, on April 8, 2017.
He has won many awards in Ghana and beyond, and has mounted so many international platforms with International Gospel Artists like Donnie McClurkin, Ntokozo Mbambo and many more.
In 2007, the veteran gospel singer founded his Ministries. The Ministry has two major annual headline events; Praiz Reloaded, midyear and Lovegift in December every year.
Joe is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Reverb Studios, a rehearsal and recording studio in Accra, Ghana which provides musical equipment rental as well as music and marketing consultancy services.
Awards and Nominations
Joe Mettle has won several awards including the Artiste of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and the Male Vocalist Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
His award for Artiste of the Year was considered historical as he was the first Gospel artiste to win in this category since the inception of these prestigious awards.
Joe has also won over 10 local and international awards including Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa) and many others.
Joe Mettle is happily married to Salomey Selassie Dzisa in a colourful traditional marriage ceremony in Accra Ghana in August 13, 2020.The official wedding ceremony took place in Tema, also in Ghana.
Joe Mettle is indeed an internationally recognized Ghanaian gospel singer, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $800,000 dollars.