Four months after picking three awards – including the coveted Gospel Artiste of the Year – at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (V-GMA), sensational gospel songstress Gifty Osei is set to be decorated with another honour by the end of this month.
This time around, the Fefeefe hit-maker will be installed as a queen-mother (or ambassador) of development by the chiefs and people of the Senya Beraku in the Central Region.
Her installation, slated for Sunday, August 26, will be performed by Nenyi Kwaw Bentum IV, the Tufuhen of the Senya Beraku Traditional Area (SBTA), during the celebration of this year’s Akomase festival from August 24 to 28.
Gifty Osei, who broke the news to Spectator Agoro on Monday, expressed her profound joy and appreciation over development, assuring that she would use her new position to engineer and spearhead more development projects for the area.
She also disclosed that as part of her installation, the traditional council has allotted 10 plots of land to her, which she intends to use to build a school and a filling station at Senya Beraku in the immediate future.
Gifty announced that her installation would be climaxed with a musical concert, dubbed Gospel Music Explosion @ Senya Beraku, where a host of gospel artistes in the country would perform, such as Cecilia Marfor, Supt. Kofi Sarpong, Mary Ghansah, Opiesie Esther and Grace Ashy, among others.
Touching on the reasons for her installation, Gifty Osei explained: “I hail from Senya Beraku and I’ve never turned back on the town since I hit the music limelight. I’ve used my work to, as consciously as possible, project the town wherever I go, especially through my songs and most of my music videos which I shot there.
“Additionally, I recently raised funds to support the victims of the recent Senya Beraku accident in which 27 people died and another 27 sustained grave injuries. So, I think, all those could be contributory factors,” she noted, as she discounted suggestions that she hails from royalty.
We, of the Spectator Agoro, congratulate Gifty ‘Fefeefe’ Osei on the honour done her and wish, just as she has already assured, use her new position to champion the objectives for which she has been honoured.
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