Ghanaian gospel musician, Joseph Mettle, simply known as Joe Mettle in the showbiz industry, spoke about his tough and humbling beginnings and YEN.com.gh believes it is a story that will inspire anyone who hears it.
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The gospel musician, who has had a glowing career, rose to greater prominence when he won the 2017 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year.
While speaking on the Accra-based radio station, Joy FM, Joe Mettle told show host Lexis Bill how he used to sell Waakye to support himself.
He shared his journey to stardom and narrated how at some point, he had to aid his mother sell boiled rice and waakye.
"I did a bit of selling cards, so I sold phone cards around the time MTN recharge cards were in the system. Those were the days a sim card was sold for a hundred Ghana cedis. I did that for a while and I was like; you know what, this is not for me and so I needed to go on with my life."
The winner of the 2016 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of The Year recounted that his family was not a wealthy one and every member had to work and cont contribute to the well-being of the household.
“Then, my family was not that wealthy so we had to work to survive and I worked with my mum for a couple of years. She was into small trading, so she sold small waakye, small rice and at a point, I had to do it because, the people loved it when I was there because I was always willing to sort them out by giving them more food for less money.”
Mettle told the show host that he was lead to eat "groundnut paste" with gari once due to the hardships.
He also added that the said gari was not actually his property and they had "taken" it from another woman.
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