The names Cynthia Appiadu, Edna Sarpong and Monica Owusu Ansah would not make you pay close attention if they are spoken about individually. The story changes as soon as you hear Daughters of Glorious Jesus. The three songbirds make up the legendary Ghanaian gospel trio. Their songs are iconic and hard to forget, their melodies have carried through the changing times garnering the love of every generation that hears their beautiful crooning. Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs have aged better than fine wine and this is no surprise. They are in movies and churches and worship sessions both in churches and in crusades.
The trio has been singing together for a very long time, from way back in the 80s as part of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries Choir. In 1987 Bishop Akwasi Asare Bediako urged the formation of the singing group. The trio went ahead and later released their debut album Anwanwa do in 1990.
Since that time over more than two decades later each and every one of their songs still feels fresh and uplifting in worship. We will take a quick look at some of their greatest hits in this article and take ourselves on the spiritual journey that each song sends you on.
1. Faw'asem to awurade anim - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
The most popular of Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs is this one. The instrumentals are very nice with the guitar and drums coming together perfectly. The steady beat would not be enough to make the song great on its own, it is the melody of the slow singing and humming by the three that will take you on the journey with them. You will be hard pressed not enjoy this song and sing along if you know the lyrics. You can enjoy the song whether or not you understand the lyrics or not as well. It is both relaxing to listen to and refreshing.
2. Bue mani - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
If you are ever looking for a worship song to make your experience more uplifting and get deeper into your emotions as you worship, this is the song you need. Bue mani is one of the most emotional of Daughters of Glorious Jesus worship songs. Bue mani is laced with guitar solos in between the singing to simply let you enjoy the worship as you enjoy the spiritual experience of listening to it. When you get to the end of the song, the Daughters of Glorious Jesus will have taken you back to the good old days to a truly holistic worship service.
3. Awurade – Daughters of Glorious Jesus
Drums, auto-tuned piano, guitars and amazing vocals were the ingredients used in the making of Awurade, among the best of Daughters of Glorious Jesus hit songs, it is a pleasure to listen to. If you are old enough this song is also a heavy dose of nostalgia. The three sing their hearts out in this song about God’s love for man. It is a timeless song and the powerful lyrics will carry you along as the Daughters of Glorious Jesus use their voices to pass a powerful message of love. Awurade continues to win over new fans and hearts every day this far down the line.
4. Yesu ye m'ade nyinaa - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
One of the more upbeat songs by Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Yesu ye m'ade nyinaa is a fast-paced song that praises God for the promises that He has kept. It is a song of praise and is even more refreshing than the three songs we have reviewed above. The song Yesu is It is actually one of the Daughters of Glorious Jesus old songs but is very much a perfect fit for a gospel experience today. This is a perfect example of the timelessness of daughters of glorious Jesus songs. The sisters sing to a nice rolling bass beat with background vocals of all three accompanying every solo verse by the three in turn. Fun to sing along to and active, you are guaranteed to enjoy playing this song all day.
5. To woboase - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
You can tell that this song is a worship song as soon as it starts playing. "To woboase" has the characteristic musical style of worship songs that the group helped to pioneer; using long stretches of calm instrumentals to set the mood before the vocals come in. The unique style was a first in the gospel industry back in the 90s when they started out and is now a signature intro to every new gospel song. The best part about the song is the message, urging courage in tough times and perseverance to stay the course that God will lift you out of all hardship. A gem of the many songs from Daughters of Glorious Jesus, you can listen to the song as a form of encouragement to persist and get through tough times or to appreciate the good times you are having. You may fail to notice a transition from this song to Awurade. Listen to the two songs back to back and you will notice how the vocals and instrumentals of the two songs weave into each other marvelously.
6. Obiara ni ho - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
Gospel songs from Daughters of glorious Jesus have a way of making you want an even more fulfilling worship experience every time they sing. Obiara ni ho is a perfect example of a song that will do this to you. You yearn for more as you keep listening as the sisters (two of them are actually sisters) praise God. The song is about wanting to be more like God. It reaffirms the unique nature of God, His absolute authority and being the only God. It is a praise song as well as a worship song. Depending on what mood you are in, you can use the vocals of the three songbirds to carry your worship to another level. The beat is relaxed and the saxophone in the music gives it a very jazz-like feel. The melodious vocals dot in between the stretches of the saxophone pieces and it all comes together beautifully.
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7. Yeyi W'aye - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
Yeyi W’aye – we praise you, God – the title gives away the message of the song. The lyrics carry a deep acknowledgment of God and his purpose in our lives. It is an ode to his wonderful works. The lyrics of the song are very easy to catch and are a sweet melody you can start singing along after the first few lines. Like most Daughters of glorious Jesus songs lyrics, it is easy to memorize and sing along. A minor detail yet very important in making the worship worthwhile. The ladies’ amazing vocal ability is on display as they traverse their vocal ranges with ease.
8. Ohene wo so - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
A praise and worship song deserving of accolades, Ohene wo so is a wonderful vocal masterpiece. The vocals of the three are in tune and perfect harmony as they take you away on the uplifting worship experience. Each verse is sung by one of them at a time and only the chorus is sung in unison. This style is what many gospel musicians use to this day ad it gained popularity among the trio and their unique style of music. They make their own perfect background vocals as well as lead the singing. Cynthia, the lead singer of the group take you through the fulfilling experience of the song with her steady voice and smooth melody. Praising God as the greatest the message of the song is the same as that in Yeyi W’aye only in a slower rendition with a simple bass for a more spiritual experience. This is one of the best gospel songs by Daughters of Glorious Jesus.
9. Yesu mo - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
In 2003, the trio released a new album, Aseda, in it was a collection of songs that were sure to elicit nostalgic memories of the 90s from everyone that had heard their songs before. Yesu mo is a Daughters of glorious Jesus new song that has captured quite well the emotions they went through in their tribulations and deliverance from death. The song is slow with the lead vocals by Cynthia setting up the perfect mood to reflect on what you have been through and to thank God for his deliverance.
10. Oteneeni amane dooso - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
One of the many few songs they have sung that starts off with all three singing together, Oteeni Amane Dooso is unique in the ensemble of music the singing sisters have gifted us. Even though it settles into a slower and more relaxed tempo about halfway through the song, the song moves at a faster pace than most of their other tracks. It speaks of how God will never fail His people and carries his message beautifully in the lyrics as well.
11. Mesom Wo - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
The spiritual odyssey by the Daughters of Glorious Jesus continues as they take their listeners a level higher with this song. It is a praise song and is more upbeat than all the rest with trumpets in the beat. The solo vocals by Cynthia work perfectly into the song as she compliments the drums in between the hooks where they all come in to take us a step further. The praise experience is very uplifting and that is how the song has made it into the more popular Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs. You may stumble upon this song in play-lists of Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs Onokwafo Nyame being the name some prefer to use.
12. Odo Ben Ni - Daughters of Glorious Jesus
Odo Ben Ni cannot miss on Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs list of all the greatest hits they gave us. A guitar and drums fused with the beautiful voices of the three singers is all it took to make this song. Slow guitar and powerful voices make the song very refreshing and relaxed. The guitar solo around the fifth minute is simply divine and will leave you yearning for more.
Odo Ben Ni concludes Daughters of Glorious Jesus all songs you must listen to the next time you want to experience the old way of spiritual nourishment and fun music. Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs are a hit with both the young and old as some grew up with their music and others heard it as adults, it bridges the generational gaps with perfect harmony and timeless talent. The Daughters of Glorious Jesus write all of their songs themselves which speaks volumes on the amount of talent the trio has. The lead singer, Cynthia composes the music for each song. Over two decades down the line a song by the trio works perfectly for any occasion; a church service, a funeral, a worship service, a crusade and a celebration, whatever the occasion, you cannot go wrong with Daughters of Glorious Jesus songs.
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