Joyce Blessing is a Ghanaian gospel singer. She rose to fame in 2013 with the aid of Media Excel Productions. Top trending Joyce blessing songs such as Monko Mo Akyi, Boot for Boot, and I Swerve, to mention a few helped her maintain a star status in Ghana. It wasn't long before that star became visible to the world. Songs by Joyce Blessing are used in many churches in their praise and worship in many parts of Africa.
Joyce Blessing new songs such as 'I Swerve', follow the overwhelming year the gospel artist had in 2017 after the release of her album, ‘Agyebum.’ Joyce Blessing worship songs are also endeared by most Christians as well as her fans who love her exceptional stage artistry. 2013 wasn’t a bad year for Joyce Blessing considering she won multiple awards at the Ghana Gospel Industry Awards organized by Adom FM.
The gospel singer welcomed a baby the next year but never stopped making good music. In the same year, Joyce Blessing gospel songs won five awards at the Gospel Music Awards at Accra International Conference Centre held on December 23, 2014. All Joyce Blessings songs nominated were in her debut album, which made her one of the fastest rising gospel artists in Ghana.
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Before spreading her own wings, Joyce Blessing was a backup singer for some of Ghana’s best musicians. These include Joel Arcah, Ernest Opuku, Mary Ganash, and Diana Asamoah to mention a few. Joyce Blessing songs have also helped her to receive over seven nominations including best vocalist, most popular video, the song of the year, album of the year, and artist of the year to mention a few.
For starters, in 2016 SP Kofi Sarpong ft. Joyce Blessing - Hour by Hour was nominated as Gospel Song of the Year by the Ghana Music Awards UK 2016. However, success doesn't come easy, and the role as a backup singer was also accompanied by two unsuccessful albums. Thanks to her fighting spirit, her songs are an inspiration to millions of people across Africa and other parts of the globe as well.
Joyce Blessing Heavy Price album was released in 2013 and paved the way for the list of Joyce Blessing songs in our review. Joyce Blessing latest song is also included in our list as well as some of her releases since signing under Zylofon Media on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Joyce Blessing is one of those artists who merge entertainment with gospel music, and all her performances are electrifying.
By eradicating that dull perception from gospel music, Joyce Blessing helps her audience forget some of the problems that cripple their everyday lives and focus on a brighter day as professed in her music. Joyce made this admission while on a radio interview with Ghana’s AM Pluzz. "I have played for See Them Band for five years. I have backed many artists in the studio including Evangelist Diana Asamoah. Jewel Ackah, Mary Ghansah, Earnest Opuku Jnr, and Aseibu Amanfi," she said.
Through this, God was preparing me for the task ahead, so when it comes to stage performance, I don't intend to brag, but by the grace of God I sing to entertain, to move people, so they forget their worries,' she said in a recent media interview.
Here are some Joyce Blessing songs, a brief description as well as where to find them on the internet.
1. Joyce Blessing - Heavy Price
Joyce Blessing - Heavy Price was not only an album but a title track as well. The album was released on 13th September 2014 under her old label, Media Excel. As the first song in her breakthrough album, Heavy Price was among the first songs to be released with the video coming out on October 26, 2013.
2. Joyce Blessing - Monko mo Akyi
The track is among the singer’s videos that have hit over a million views on YouTube. The song translates to 'move back' and was the first gospel music in Ghana’s history to rake in such numbers in the country’s history. This song became an instant hit due to the message of optimism it has as well as the danceable beat. Within weeks of its release, Monko mo Akyi was a national anthem for both Christians and non-Christians.
Monko mo Akyi was released on October 26, 2013, under Media Excel Production and was voted Song of the Year at the Ghana DJ Awards in 2015. The song is from her debut album, Heavy Price with the video directed by Golden Eye Studio. Joyce shows off her Alkayida and Azonto dance moves in the video, but what captures the most attention is their distinctive African mode of dressing.
3. Joyce Blessing - I swerve
Joyce Blessing – I Swerve You is one of the singer’s best releases for 2018. 2017 might have been an exciting year for the singer regarding the release of her new album as well as the nominations that followed, but Joyce is not showing any signs of stopping. The gospel single was released at the beginning of 2018, but the video was published on March 12, 2018, under her new label, Zylofon Music.
'I Swerve You' is Joyce Blessing latest song. The song highlights the singer’s recognition of God’s protection in her life and has a lot of inspiring lyrical content for her fans. The song is produced by Zylofon Music’s Linkin who has also produced another hit for Joyce called Boot for Boot. Joyce says that this single is meant to awaken everybody in Africa as she expands her outreach and encourages others not to limit their territories.
‘My management and myself have done so much work concerning my ministry in Ghana, and it is about time we look at the African continent as well. Inasmuch as we want to project the word of God through our songs, we should not limit ourselves to just our territories. This year we are storming Africa to preach the gospel. I believe my new single "I Swerve You" will do very well by inspiring lives looking at the feedback I'm receiving from both Ghanaian's and other Africans as well few days after its release,’ she said.
4. Joyce Blessing - Unbreakable
Joyce Blessing – Unbreakable is an unforgettable song considering the singer has referenced it more than any other song she has ever recorded. Her most recent reference came after her road accident in December 2017 when interviewers asked her if she thinks juju (Black Magic) was involved. Joyce admitted the gospel industry has negative spiritual entities that try to help other musicians bring their colleagues down but deemed herself, the unbreakable one.
‘Oh yes! They have tried me several times, but they didn't succeed because I serve a living God,’ she said. Joyce continued, ‘I can’t say the accident I had last December was caused by juju because accidents do happen. But I know they [some gospel singers] have tried me several times but didn’t succeed.’
After the accident, Joyce also had this to say, ‘I can't imagine my world without you. Yes! You for your prayers, love, and support! Been through a lot for the past few days but by HIS grace, I am still unbreakable. A fresh new year is once again upon us, a brand new year to start fresh, to start strong and yet another chance to be grateful to God for his divine mercies and protection. Let’s soar for excellence fam! Happy New Year.’
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Nana Tuffuor, a regular entertainment pundit for K-Entertainment on Kasapa FM also spoke about the accident publicly claiming some artists were out to get Joyce Blessing. Her lengthy post read, ‘FOR respect and love I have for some "heavyweights" in the music industry who have called for decorum and ceasefire I would have fired direct first class ballistic and atomic missile to those so-called good for nothing, shouting and noise making gospel malfeasance who are condemning Joyce Blessing's accident that it is hype, I forgive them.
After Joyce's car accident, I have come to believe that really WOMEN, AND FOR THAT MATTER GOSPEL MUSICIANS are their own enemies with necessary evil thoughts, else how can the likes of Anita and Co go on social media and also call presenters to tell them Joyce Blessing is an attention seeker and so the accident she is talking about is fake, how can a Christian and fellow musical colleagues think this way.
But, I Nana Tuffuor I am flabbergasted and very sorry for that foolish industry we called Gospel, and the late Bob Marley was right to say that… Man to man is so unjust; you don't know who to trust. Your worst enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend your worst enemy. Some will hate you, pretend they love you now, then behind they try to eliminate you.
But who Jah bless, no one curse!!, the ramification is the disunity and disaffection that has eaten into every social fiber of gospel music, juju, gay, homosexual, rat race and skin pain…..
I visited Joyce Blessing at the hospital where I met Bulldog and CSP Kofi Sarpong who were all there to console her, where she (Joyce) was responding to treatment and doing well. I advised her not to pay attention to all what her colleagues where exaggerating and thinking about the gory accident but should give thanks to God for her life but pay heed to those Gospel musicians saying all sorts of nonsense about someone’s problem. It is my prayer that they are one day involve in such horrendous catastrophic experience and see how it is, nonsense.
Those close gospel musicians who are gleefully happy in their hearts but showing sympathy in their faces should remember that the annihilation they are planning “you all should remember “ONYAME EHU MO” and remember God will continue to bless her.
5. Joyce Blessing - Calvary
Joyce Blessing – Calvary might be seven minutes long, but this is the kind of worship music most Christians play when they want to get deeper into a deeper spiritual state. The video for this song was published on March 19, 2015, and is from the Holy Ghost Worship VI album under Media Excel. The video was directed by PlayMaker who was keen to capture some of Ghana’s best hilly and sunset scenes to accompany the emotional song.
Calvary is among the Joyce Blessing worship songs that invoke the spirit and get you in repentance, thanksgiving, and submission mood. You can watch the video here;
6. Joyce Blessing - Nyame Aguama
The Joyce Blessing ft. Jewel Ackah – Nyame Aguama video was published on YouTube on June 12, 2014. Joyce was under pressure after the release of this song with Joyful Way Incorporated; a respected contemporary music group told its lawyers to sue the singer for copyright infringement. The group claimed Joyce had infringed the group’s copyright regarding their song ‘Wahenni To Rentwa Da’ in her song Nyame Aguama.
However, E.A. Boate issued dismissed the allegations as well as many Ghanaian gospel musicians. According to Baote, the Joyful Way’s song means ‘your Kingdom is eternal’ while the one sang by Joyce Blessing means ‘the Lamb of God.’ He added, ‘So what is the matter if the songs are of the Holy Spirit and not the work of man or woman for commerce? I think contemporary Christian artists must learn from the Christian fathers who were inspired to write various hymns for the Church which we all sing and enjoy today in the spirit of worshipping the King of Kings.’
Baote also said, ‘Joyful Way is one of the Ministries I very much respect in the country. It pioneered contemporary Gospel music in Ghana. It has stood the test of time, keeping to the vision of the forerunners of the group some of whom have died.’
Joyce Blessing’s manager Kwesi Ernest also spoke on the issue claiming they polished the original song and gave it a worldwide appreciation. He said, ‘I grew up singing this song during my J.Y and schooling days, it was my favourite, so I assumed it was a Presbyterian Hymn. I can’t bear the embarrassment in court so I’m pleading with them to let us settle the issue out of court.’
He added, ‘If you pick a song and you downgrade it that is when we can say that you have not used the material well, but if you are able to pick somebody’s piece and you are able to polish up….then you have even done very well to the material. Gospel music is from the Bible, and you cannot quote anything from beyond the inscription that the biblical has provided. Music is not a movie that needs a script.
7. Joyce Blessing - Aseda
Joyce Blessing Aseda was published on YouTube on October 6, 2014. The song is also among the singer’s most loved composition and was even sung by the late Ebony. Joyce Blessing returned the favour through an emotional performance of the song during Ebony's farewell. The song was recorded under Media Excel Production, and the video can be watched here.
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