Music of Sunday, 6 August 2006
The Queen of Nchiraa, Deaconess Nana Amponsah Munumkum II, launched her maiden gospel album at the Church of Pentecost Chapel, Dansoman, last Saturday. Patrons who trooped to the function had good music to dance to.
The occasion attracted many chiefs and queen mothers from various parts of the country. Among them were Nana Akyan Oyiakwan II, Krontihemaa of Nchiraa, and Nii Samuel Adjetey, Chief of Abokobi.
There were performances by some gospel musicians including Georgina Serwaa, who kept the audience on their toes with her unique style of singing and dancing and Augustine Sekum, who also thrilled the audience Tremendously.
The guest artiste, Elder Mireku, exhibited lots of the flexibility he is well-known for during his performance.
The queen looked very excited as she smiled and danced to her music before the launch of her album.
Her steps on stage were well taken and this won several ovations from the audience. The eight-track album comprises songs like Almighty God, the title track, 'Diadee Na Som Yehowa', 'Ohene Bi Asiesie Me' and 'Ohene Bia Nya Bible'.
She believes she is the first queen to have ventured into gospel music and says she took her inspiration from a dream.
In her dream God asked her to take the good news to all traditional areas so that chiefs, queen mothers and everyone will see God in all their activities.
In a ministration she advised all chiefs and queens to give their lives to God as King Solomon, David and Queen Esther availed themselves for God to use and bless them.
The programme started at 10:30am with an opening prayer by Deaconess Ivy Taylor and Deaconess Beatrice Adjei after which praises and worship were led by Elder Ntsuah, Elder Samuel Yeboah and others.
In a speech, Nii S. Adjetey Mohenu (Chief of Abokobi) said music is a vital tool in our everyday life and some churches like the Methodist, Pentecost and Presbyterian were all started with music.
He encouraged the queen and asked others to emulate her. He also gave a brief history of the Ashanti Kingdom and how their queen mother, Yaw Asantewa, united her people through songs of encouragement and asked Ghanaians to unite.