Kofi Sey Jnr, the New Gospel Genuis
Until recently the most favourite gospel album of many people now is “Ofir Nyame”, a very well-produced album by Kofi Sey Jnr. His radical gospel release last year is on the mouth of person in the Ghanaian community in the US and Ghana here especially Accra and Takoradi. Kofi’s album was carefully designed to get more people to God’s side. His messages can be well understood and heard in the songs. It’s a brand new year and Kofi Sey Jnr is back in the studio and back in the business of making a cutting edge gospel album and the results will definitely be one of the most dynamic album of his career and the Ghanaian music industry. Kofi Sey seems relieved to hear that people like his album even though he has not started immense promotion in Ghana. One of the outstanding songs on the album is his title song “Ofir Nyame”. I don’t think I want to continue anymore. Just read what Kofi Sey Jnr. said in the interview I conducted with the prince of gospel music. Ghana Music.com: A lot of music fans on Ghana Music.com, don’t know Kofi Sey Jnr. What will be the best definition for yourself? Kofi Sey Jnr: I am the prince of gospel as my dad is King of choral music. Ghana Music.com: Why have you also decided to join the music train? Kofi Sey Jnr: Because I am a talented musician and organist. Ghana Music.com: To you who is Jesus? Why should we care about him? Kofi Sey Jnr: He is my lord, saviour and my creator. Ghana Music.com: On the 27th October, 2007, what happened? Kofi Sey Jnr: That was “Ofir Nyame” launching. Ghana Music.com: How was it like getting all these good top gospel musicians to sing on your launching day? Kofi Sey Jnr: It was amazing to see all those friends performing with me. Ghana Music.com: Now the album has been launched. What next? Kofi Sey Jnr: Am preparing another album for 2008. Ghana Music.com: What’s the story behind the title track? Kofi Sey Jnr: I composed “Ofir Nyame” because, everything on this earth is from God so we should give praise to his holy name. Ghana Music.com: Please could you shed more light on some of the songs on the album? Kofi Sey Jnr.: “Da Nyame Ase” was composed because he (God) has done a lot for me . “Kyere Me Kwan” also says in all things we need God’s direction. And I have another powerful worship song entitled “Wankura” meaning no man can be compared to our God, because he is the beginning and the end. Ghana Music.com: Any special thanks to some people? Kofi Sey Jnr.: Firstly to the Almighty God for my life and to all Ghanaian pastors in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D. C. And also to my wonderful friends, John Dee, Pompo, Rosemary, and my father Prof. Kofi Sey, founder of Liberty Choir, Takoradi. Ghana Music.com: What are your great ambitions for the future? Kofi Sey Jnr: Continue to spread the good news through my songs . Ghana Music.com: What’s were your fondest memories of the late Bishop Michael Osei Bonsu? Kofi Sey Jnr.: I will never forget this man of God for his powerful songs especially “Asembi Reba”, that message is so great to me. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen Ghana Music.com: Where do you see gospel music heading to in the next five years? Kofi Sey Jnr: With God all things are possible, so I know gospel music is going to go far . Ghana Music.com: Final words on the Ofir Nyame album? Kofi Sey Jnr: I want my fellow Ghanaians to know “Ofir Nyame” album carries a very powerful message from God that will guide their daily life in Jesus name . Amen.
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