Another police officer by name, Daniel Ofori-Appiah, who has emerged in the gospel music industry and blazing the trail with his maiden album titled “God’s Power “, has debunked rumours suggesting that, he is competing with his senior colleague, DSP Kofi Sarpong.
Known in the music industry as Officer Kwasi Ofori, his debut album is currently enjoying a significant air play on airwaves and every corner of society, is one of police personnel to have done music aside the busy security duties.
He stated that, “DSP Kofi Sarpong is my senior colleague whom I take some inspiration from as a gospel musician. I’m not challenging or competing with him, but we are all singing to the glory of God in accordance with our respective gifts”.
The rising artiste, debunked the assertion during an interview with DJ Murphy Lee of Sunyani based Metro FM.
His “Hwehw3 no” track which was engineered by award winning sound engineer, Nacy, has been airing exceedingly on various radio stations.
The album, which contains songs like “I’ll Worship U, OnyameBɛyɛ, I Will Praise, One Touch Nyame, Hwehwɛ No” among others, is a unique mix of neatly
arranged lyrics with inspirational rhythms and was only launched for a while ago, at St. Luke Methodist Church in AbosseyOkai, Accra.
Independent checks revealed, the album was produced by leading sound engineers in the capital namely, Nacy, Sugar Tone and Braindrain Recording Studios.
He said, it has always been his dream to do music, but he didn’t know one day, he would walk into any studio to record the numerous songs which he had written.
Sharing his thoughts about how he combines his music and police careers, he told listeners that
“I have been a police man for the past 10yrs”.
Officer Kwasi Ofori said “I started singing at the age of 14, but officially, it’s less than a year I came into the gospel music scene even though the industry is challenging but by God’s grace I’m able to combine the two perfectly”.
He also revealed that, Police personnel’s are not barred from doing only gospel music, but they are entitled to come out with any genre of music.
“The police like every genre of music but the content matters. As we are talking now, there might be someone who is going to seek the opportunity from administration to come out with a reggae song.
We have a singing band which performs all kind of songs during functions, just that we the police, must set a good example for people to emulate, since children and the society look up to us”, he explained.
According to Officer Kwasi Ofori, gospel music is a call from God and duty to encourage people, especially those who are downhearted.
Unlike other gospel musicians who suddenly disappear after coming out with their debut album, Officer Kwasi Ofori, said he has come to stay in his two careers, until he retires.