Entertainment of Sunday, 23 December 2012
It is going to be all joy; worship and praise to God come January 6 at the Accra International Conference Centre as the evergreen Daughters of Glorious Jesus host their annual Back2Back concert.
The show which is dubbed ‘the New Year praise’ is expected to bring together a throng of gospel music lovers to celebrate the dawning of a New Year.
Daughters of Glorious Jesus have been the toast of Ghana gospel music for more than two decades and have arguably institutionalized themselves as one of the nation’s finest music group of all time. The trio will be supported on the night by four gospel hit makers who will treat the audience with exclusive performances.
Seasoned gospel musicians such as Rev. Mrs. Hellen Yawson, Pastor Joe Beechem, the evergreen Tagoe Sisters, and youthful Cwesi Oteng will join the Daughters as they kickstart the year on a high note. Other high level personalities and celebrities are also expected to attend.
‘Daughters’ as they are affectionately called by fans will stage a two-hour performance, playing tracks ranging from the debut album to the 10th and current album Trimude.
The trio, Cynthia, Edna and Monica started, as part of the choir of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries, then headed by the late Rev. Akwasi Amoako, in 1986.
Later, the General Overseer of the Church, Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako, saw the potential and encouraged them to form a group.
They proceeded to minister through songs at various church crusades and conventions. In 1990, Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako took them to Europe to record their first album and since then they have never looked back.
With over 10 albums and still counting, the Daughters of Glorious Jesus have the most number of hit songs by a Ghanaian gospel group that is listed among the all-time favourites.
The group is known for its excellent three-part harmony whenever they perform on stage. They sing in Twi and English and are known for their funky style and ability to fuse highlife with the Western style of music very well.
“We are very excited about this concert since it will give us the opportunity to thrill our fans to nonstop hit after hit. We hardly get such opportunities when we are invited to other events so this platform will bring out the best in us,” says Cynthia, a member of the trio.
Monica added, “This is a platform that will bring out the best in us. It has always been our aim to give our fans one night filled with our praise and worship tunes and the Back2Back stage will do just that.”
“After an activity filled year including an election, the Back2Back concert will give us the best stage to thank God for seeing us through the previous year and helping us see yet another one,” Edna stated.