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Gospel musician Noble Nketsiah is of the view that the barrage of
criticisms and backlash hurled at Patience Nyarko for airing her
frustration is wrong.

Making a submission on 3FM’s Showbiz927, Saturday, Noble Nketsiah said
people could have shared their views on the comment Patience Nyarko made
about colleague Joe Mettle without rebuking her.

“It’s wrong to chastise her for whatever she says,” he told host MzGee
but was quick to add that “I also think that the radio or the public is
not the place for her to spill her issues.”

Patience Nyarko lost her cool during a discussion on Onua FM, as she
felt insulted by a claim by a UK-based Ghanaian event organizer that
Ghanaian gospel music relatively does not cross borders.

DJ Alordia of Alordia Promotions had argued that language has always
been a factor hence, any time he organized an event with Ghanaian gospel
musicians as performers, he struggled to break even. According to him,
he did so on three occasions and the narrative was same.

He mentioned that patrons were mainly Ghanaians who understood the
language, stressing that he did not get other nationals like Nigerians
and South Africans attending. Citing Nigerian gospel musicians who use
the pidgin language in most of their songs, Alordia said the diversity
attracts lots of people from other countries in UK.

Alordia, however singled out Joe mettle, who uses the English language in some of his works.

“Joe Mettle
is not where people want us to believe he is. The way people want to
lift him above all of us, they will give him problem. He is not yet
there. People want us to believe he is better than all of us gospel
musicians in Ghana,” Patience Nyarko retorted.

“Apart from Joe Mettle
singing Pentecost and Methodist songs, how many English songs has he
composed and you want to disrespect some of us that write our own
songs.”

She has since been scolded for the comment and her posture in the midst of the brouhaha.

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