Joseph Oscar Mettle popularly known as Joe Mettle, is a Ghanaian gospel singer and song writter, was denied by the Soul winners the opportunity to join them because they claim his divine time was not up yet.
Robert Konadu, a member of award winning music group, Soul Winners has disclosed on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM that, joining the group is by divine selection.
He told Sokoohemaa Kukua on the mid-morning show that one cannot just get up and join the group because it is by divine selection.
According to Robert Konadu, because the group is by divine selection, award winning musician Joe Mettle made an attempt to join the group some years back but because his time was not up, he was rejected.
‘’Some years back, Joe Mettle wanted to join Soul Winners but we denied him, we didn’t allow him because his time wasn’t due. At a point, we invited him to join. He was doing stuff on his own so we invited him to join us and we recorded Wala Aboloo with him, we did some few works with him before he went to school and eventually went solo.’’
He went on to state that, because Joe Mettle was accepted into the group at the appointed time, he has grown to become a household name in the gospel industry.
‘’Can you imagine; Joe Mettle is now a big star by divine selection…There are other people who have also excelled,’’ he said.
His comments later drew a condemnation from a listener who expressed disappointment and asked him to retract and apologize but he responded by saying he never meant to say anything bad about Joe Mettle and admonished listeners not to take him out of context.
Soul Winners,he stated is not a stagnant one and people are added when the divine time is up. The group has trained a lot of people because it is an academy but it is by divine selection.
On how they specifically select people to join the group, OB who was also with Robert said, the standard of Soul Winners is high hence the person should be extremely skillful.
“So we are looking at people who can play well and also play as a team. And so if you have studied, it is not about individuals. That’s why we still have Soul Winners. If it is about individuals, we would have been down by now. But because it is a team work, at your exit, there is somebody who is capable and skillful to replace you,’’ Robert added.