Mike Kesse Recounts His Transition From Secular to Gospel Music


On Saturday, March 9, 2024, outstanding Ghanaian songwriter and singer, Michael Kesse Frimpong, who recently branded from Kesse to Mike Kesse narrated the surprising story about twists of his music career in a conversation with Zeal Nana Kweku Bliss on Class Xtra on Class FM.

The rebranding of the winner of Mentor Season Four in 2008, who also finished second behind beautiful Nigerian singer, Chidinma, at the second edition of Project Fame West Africa to Mike Kesse was as a result of his acceptance of the calling to use his talent as a tool to will souls for God. This difficult, but, necessary decision brought some difficulties to his already flourishing career. He was one of the promising musicians in Ghana.

Mike Kesse used to love participating in church activities when he was younger. He confirmed the receipt of prophecies from various men of God. He has had personal convictions as well as revelations through dreams, but had doubts all along until the time when he had no other option but to accept the calling of God came.

“I had a lot of people who wanted to invest in my career during that particular time, and I went to them and told them that this is what I want to do. And some love the things of God. So, I thought it would be simple, but when I informed them of the intention I had for my music career, they told me that I wasn’t serious.” the Treat Her Royal hit maker revealed when asked about the effects of his change in the direction of his career.

Kesse started his flamboyant music career as an Afro Pop, Neo soul vocalist. His debut single, Oh Yes, a song that earned him the Best Male Vocal Performer in the Ghana Music Awards, 2012 is still refreshing when it is being played. He was featured on Sarkodie’s mega hit single Azonto Fiesta, which also featured ace music producer Appietus. The Prodigy, his debut album, made him one of the fans’ favorite and paved the way for the greatness in his young career.

The soulful singer also revealed how people try to discourage him, especially on social media, even during his live worship session. What kept him going was the inner convictions he had about his calling to preach the Gospel through music. A number of secular artistes, who have made similar moves in their music careers have and are still facing such challenges from naysayers.

Mike Kesse, since the shift from secular music to Gospel music, has released spirit filled songs such as Amazing Love, Sweet Jesus, Worship Rise, among few other beautiful projects. He and his likes need the strength of the almighty God to keep to their calling or risk a huge backslide in their ministry.

By: Brah Alidu

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