Ghana's award-winning Christian recording artiste, Cwesi Oteng, is making giant strides on huge platforms off his highly anticipated "Anthems" album which is set to now drop mid-2018. The album’s three prelude singles released so far, ‘Next In Line’, ‘Great Are You Lord’ and ‘With Everything’, are gradually permeating the Ghanaian radio and TV space but already earning major recognition elsewhere.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Africa, the continent's adapted television station of world's largest faith and family television network, TBN, has recently approved and began airing the live music video of Cwesi Oteng's 'With Everything'. This is a first for a Ghanaian gospel artiste and a great feat as TBN Africa (on DSTV Channel 343) shows only a selected number music videos on its channel due to its broadcast style of using them as fillers.
A couple of weeks prior to the TBN Africa debut, Cwesi Oteng’s ‘Great Are You Lord’ video also made a Ghanaian debut on Trace Gospel, the adapted gospel TV station of France-based Trace TV, which airs top quality contemporary, urban and traditional gospel music productions from across the globe.
Cwesi Oteng gained prominence onto the music scene with his genre-influencing ‘God Dey Bless Me’ song, ‘Mercy Project’ album and follow up singles like ‘Count Your Blessings’ and ‘I Win’ that earned him rave reviews and enviable awards such as the 2012 VGMAs Gospel Album of the Year and 2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards’ Artiste of the Year. After close to three years off the music scene, Cwesi returned late 2017 with a highly successful live recording event of his ‘Anthems’ album with his Flo’Riva Inc music team and band.
With ‘Anthems’, Cwesi is pushing the envelope again with a new sound which he describes as the global worship sound and believes will bless lives in the same vein the likes of Hillsong and Bethel Music have. ‘I have never done a project that I have felt it was out of my hands like this Anthems project. Right from the song writing sessions and rehearsals with my team to the live recording, we felt God’s mighty hand behind it all and you’ll realise from the content of the songs, fans’ reception, the recognition and opportunities so far have also being by divine help,’ Cwesi disclosed.