She had the tide in her favour ahead of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). From social media users who wished her well to her own live performances at events, gospel artiste Diana Antwi Hamilton’s time was now.
And at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday, May 18, there was no stopping the classy lady who in fashion style, lyrical offering and general music rendering has cultivated key fans in the country and in the UK where she is based.
Her ‘Mo Ne Yo’ song emerged the ‘Gospel Song of the Year’ while she emerged ‘Gospel Artiste of the Year’. She repelled keen competition from Joe Mettle, KODA and Obaapa Christy to emerge victor.
Her response: “The feeling right now I cannot describe and I am grateful to the Nsenkyerene Nyankopon…this is to you so Ghana I say thank you…”
Madam Hamilton mentioned Elder Akwasi Mireku as a key source of learning in her music trade also acknowledging the Church of Pentecost.
But Diana Hamilton’s rise is no fluke. The contemporary African gospel lady is a multi-octave and gifted artiste whose vocal ability has positioned her as one of the industry’s best-loved talents. Adept with a powerful voice and an inspired writer’s hand in music and words, Diana has become one of African gospel’s most talked-about talents across the world and for good reason.
The inspirational worship leader has ministered in a couple of countries including the UK, Canada, Holland, Germany USA, Italy and Belgium.
Starting music early, Madam Hamilton has 4 albums to her credit. Her awards include Best Female Artiste at the Africa Gospel Awards 2014, Best Artiste Europe at the Africa Gospel Awards 2011, Best Female Act and Best Gospel Act at the Ghana Music Awards Europe 2012 and Best Female Vocal Performance at the Ghana Gospel Industry Awards 2012.
Diana was birthed to deceased apostle; Felix Antwi, a former Executive Member of the Church of Pentecost and Madam Comfort Antwi. She is the third of eight siblings and is married with a set of twins. She is currently being managed by 1615 Media.
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com