The Ghanaian music fraternity over the years has experienced the pauline ministration of songstress Empress Gifty and her impact on the gospel fraternity needs commendation.
The gospel songstress in 2007 invaded the music scene with her incomparable and spirit filled album tagged “Aseda”. The album birthed hit singles such as “Maseda, yento nkyia, obi nse wo” among others.
Known of her vigorous character, Empress Gifty won the heart of many to her camp and gained the acronym ‘the gospel Shatta’ due to her outspoken personality.
Mrs. Gifty Ardoye will be counted as one among the few strong feminine ministers who has stood all tests to earn an uncommon reputation among peers as a wife to a popular politician and double as a gospel minister.
Empress Gifty through hard work had won for herself prestigious awards both local and international. In 2018, she added to her deck of trophies the overall best gospel musician at the National Gospel Music Award.
Empress Gifty cannot be ignored where great music ministers and performers remains the topic.
Arguably, she has been the most talked about female gospel performer in Ghana over the years and this should tell one how influential and the kind of command she possesses at the Ghanaian music scene and categorically, at the gospel fraternity.
Empress Gifty is noticed as one who has not allowed her ministry cease her from addressing issues within the music fraternity and seeks for justice and accountability from persons who occupy offices within the fraternity.
She has been such a personality who is much focused and careless about what the society thinks of her.
Empress Gifty indeed has stood the test of time as a gospel musician who has remained an inspiration to many and a motivation to the upcoming.
Indeed, fame they say corrupts one personality but Empress Gifty is among the few who are more conscious of the kind of influence they possess on the mass and will do nothing to dent her character no matter how the society pushes her.
Standing the test of life as an outspoken personality who on a way would step on the toes of those who might oppose her opinions, Empress Gifty has always been on the right, seeking total scrutiny and a beneficial industry for the generation to come, hence, she does not allow anyone nor circumstances intimidates her.
In the dark days, Empress Gifty had her faith and personality tested when her first marriage knocks the rock to lie ajar.
The whole of Ghana descended on her after it came to the public domain of her quitting marriage as a Christian and a gospel singer.
She was judged by the society and mocked by fellow gospel musicians but she kept on fighting for breath even when death knocked on her door out of depression.
This was more for a woman to take, as divulged by herself, she backed off from going to church during the days of her marriage crises since the church became no comfort for her. She was an everyday topic and couldn’t take it no more.
As the scriptures admonishes, “many are the affliction of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from all”, indeed Gifty proved beyond normal to rely on her God and remained in her faith, until the Lord blessed her with a new life.
The Ghanaian society holistically sees gospel music performers to be people equated to angels and the least fault they finds about them becomes an unforgettable discussion.
With all, Empress has stood to become an inspiration to this very generation and those yet to come.
Ghana Music Industry, especially the gospel fraternity over the years has been in a transition where performers are getting used to life band performances and valuing their stage craft.
Empress Gifty has remained one among many performers who appears to be original and authentic with her stagecraft. Her energetic performances and stage communications skills has always remained one among the best.
There is no disputing the fact that Empress Gifty has landed herself to Ghanaians home and abroad as one of the top Gospel musicians around and she doesn’t stop treating her listeners to soul inspiring songs.
On the first day of 2020, Empress Gifty released her first single of the year titled Jesus Over Do which is already receiving appreciable airplay across the country.
Written by Empress Gifty herself and Teddy, the song talks about how Jesus always comes through for us and makes the impossible possible.
In a recent interview on the subject with Graphic Showbiz, Empress Gifty had this to say. ”When you rely on human beings, you will always be disappointed but Jesus always comes through for us and nothing is impossible with Him”.
The song is single off her upcoming album to be released at the end of the year titled Jesus Over Do. Produced by Kwesi King, Jesus Over Do is rendered in English mixed with a bit of Twi.
”You turn it all around for me, nothing is impossible for you, Jesus Over Do,” she sings.
Empress Gifty has four albums to her credit namely, Onyankopa, Fefefe, Jesus Be Too Much and Adom. Jesus Over Do, to be released at the end of the year will be her fifth studio album.
‘Jesus Over Do’ is such a record with a great melodious and captivating content which deserves a world wide recognition and whiles the future holds our fate, we are hoping to see Empress Gifty breaking barriers and invading boundaries more.
Jesus Over Do is available on all music online stores across the country and worldwide.