Award-winning Gospel Musician, Joe Mettle has disclosed that contrary to what people believed to be a tribal mark, the mark on his face was given to him by a Fetish Priestess whom his parents thought could heal him of his sickness.
Speaking on an Accra-based Radio station, the ‘Bo No Nie’ Gospel Hit maker said “I have marks on my face not because of my tribe. It was because I was always sick as a child and, trying to find a solution, my parents took me to a fetish priestess who thought marking my face would cure me.”
He added that God spared him though the difficult moments of his ailment and kept his mind intact.
“I am most grateful for my life. God spared me though the sickness and kept my mind intact. Just for being alive, I’m grateful.” he said.
Joe Mettle further revealed that at a point in life, it was embarrassing as his parents always had to be pleading with the school he attended because of fees.
“I had finished JSS and I was moving on with my life trying to figure out what to do next. Because of the fees, I couldn’t complete. I didn’t go to any SHS. I studied and did remedials, wrote the exams and went to Pentecost University to study marketing.” he recounted.
He added that there were moments he moved out of his mom’s house, moving around with boys doing work in churches.
The 2017 Artiste of the Year disclosed that he was born into a family that didn’t have much to be able to raise he and his siblings as normal families would have.
He said “There have been so many low points, I struggle to remember which has been the lowest. My journey has been from all the way at the bottom to where I am now.”
Joe Mettle revealed that although his family had home, he didn’t stress them out adding that his parents ensured they took care of his siblings despite it been a lot to deal with.
Joe Mettle reiterated that he cannot attribute anything to any man rather he believes God sent men to help me and he gives the glory to Him.