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Entertainment of Thursday, 21 May 2020


If I will be insulted for fighting for God's kingdom, then so be it - Patience Nyarko

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Gospel artiste Patience Nyarko says she is unperturbed by the insults and negative comments being rained on her because she is fighting for the kingdom of God not man.

The “Wafom Kwan” hit maker has come under a barrage of verbal attack for what some have described as unpleasant comments she made about colleague Joe Mettle.

Social media has been buzzing about the comments the Obi nyani me singer made in which she expressed her dissatisfaction at how Ghanaians seem to be giving all of their attention to Joe Mettle and ignoring others in the Gospel fraternity.

Patience Nyarko appeared on Onua FM's Anigye Mmre show on Saturday, May 16, and was speaking to the issue of why Gospel music was not penetrating the international market, but got upset when a resource person singled out Joe Mettle as having gone international because he sings English songs.

But the talented singer touched some raw nerves, when in a fit of anger fumed; "I don't want people to think that Joe Mettle is the only Gospel artiste in Ghana. The way they are hyping him, I want people to know that he is not there yet. Sincerely, they are giving the guy a problem, I'm telling you.

"When we talk about English songs, how many songs does Joe Mettle have? Is it not Pentecost songs that Joe Mettle sings? If the church of Pentecost and Methodist church should ban people from using their songs, what will be Joe Mettle's fate?"

"What about those of us who write our own songs. Look at Nacee, Diana Hamilton, and Joyce Blessing who write their own songs. We have all been ignored because we don't speak English. Is English food we eat?" she asked.

Addressing this issue during an interview on Wednesday morning, Patience said she is not worried about the insults and negative comments because she is fighting for the kingdom of God.

“I am fighting for the kingdom of God, which is the gospel industry so if they are insulting me because of the kingdom, I am ok; because even Jesus was insulted,” she said.

Asked why she angrily walked out of an interview by Joy News Reporter Becky, Patience said Becky "provoked and pushed her to the limit so she walked away because I couldn’t take it anymore".

Watch her full interview below: