Jamaican gospel reggae legend disclosed on arrival her readiness for great showdown come 6pm, Sunday October 2, at the National Theatre, where a strictly Caribbean-flavoured concert will be staged in grand style to showcase gospel praise carved in the popular Caribbean music genre reggae.
The overly excited Chevelle Franklyn touched base around 10pm yesterday at the Kotoka International Airport to headline ‘Highland Prayz’ alongside host, Minister Danny Nettey.
Speaking to Isaac Asamani of Footprint TV, a popular Christian Entertainment TV show, during a short press briefing, Chevelle Franklyn revealed her readiness to lead patrons to into another realm of praise. ‘Ghanaians should expect a lot from me because the Lord has prepared me for this event and I encourage everyone, Christians and non-Christians, to be at the National Theatre for a great experience.’
Chevelle was met by her host, Minister Danny Nettey, who also added that, ‘It will be a night of lifting up a high praise for Jesus with an island attitude to match it. We will strictly be adopting the Caribbean style on Sunday so you have to praise Him like you from the Caribbean. It is the reggae edition of Secret Place and I entreat all to come so we lift a befitting praise to our maker.’
The concert, at National Theatre on Sunday, dubbed ‘Highland Prayz, is the third in the series of Danny Nettey’s Secret Place Worship programmes which are build up events towards his annual grand Christmas concert with his friends in ministry.
‘Highland Prayz’ produced by IAT Music, will be headlined by Minister Danny Nettey and Chevelle Franklyn. Other artistes billed alongside Danny Nettey include Ps. Helen Yawson, Cwesi Oteng, Kojo Oppong-Adjei and others. For a gate fee of GHc 25.00 one is sure to have memorable experience worth re-living.
The event is a first of its kind to be held in Accra and as well the first time Jamaican gospel reggae superstar, Chevelle Franklyn, will honour a concert in Ghana. Chevelle Franklyn, made a sensational shift from her flamboyant career as reggae and dancehall artiste to a minister of gospel in reggae at the peak of former career after having shot to worldwide fame with hits such as ‘Nice and Naughty’ and ‘Dancehall Queen’.
She declared this on stage during a grand reggae and dancehall tour and remembered, ‘I was about to sing ‘Dancehall Queen’ and I just said to the crowd, I can’t do this,’ and I started bawl. The people were staring at me. I said there is a song that I want to sing, Kirk Franklin’s ‘Silver and Gold’, so I sang that on stage and never want back to my dancehall ways.’
After her conversion, Chevelle committed to singing and recording only gospel music in the reggae and its variations vein. She has become a household name in the Caribbean, UK and the US for her unique reggae gospel niche which reveals her vocal prowess with awarding winning albums and hits to her name such as her ‘Joy’, ‘Victory’ and ‘His Way’ albums plus hit songs; ‘Come’, ‘Would You Go?’ and ‘Touch From You’.
‘Highland Prayz’, the third edition of Danny Nettey’s quarterly Secret Place concert takes a Caribbean focus on Sunday October 2 at the National Theatre, 6pm, with host minister Danny Nettey and colleague ministers; Pastor Helen Yawson, Cwesi Oteng, Kojo Oppong-Adjei and others taking praise to another level alongside celebrated Jamaican gospel reggae legend, Chevelle Franklyn.
The rate goes for a moderate amount of GHc 25.00. and for a large group purchase, a special package. Tickets are selling ‘hot’ at Silverbird Lifestyle Store (Accra Mall), Sunny FM, Joy FM, Batsona Total filling station and will be at the gate on the event date. Reggae fan, Christian or not, you don’t want to miss out!
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