Ghanaian gospel music DJ, Justin Agyei Mensah aka JaySmoke, has been adjudged ‘Best Urban DJ of the Year’ at the 2022 edition of the Praise Achievement Awards.
The event, aimed at honouring Ghanaian gospel musicians and industry players, took place on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Royal House Chapel International in Kaneshie, Accra.
According to JaySmoke, the award is a testament to his dedication to the development of the industry and a reminder of how far God has brought him.
The first time I heard Urban Gospel music was when my big brother brought me a CD by Gospel Gangsters titled I can see clearly now. I fell in love instantly and it was like a bondage had been lifted from me. I was free. My chains broken and no longer a slave to secular, ungodly music.
The Lord told me that there were many kids who are also in that same bondage as I was and they need to hear such music to free them. So I made it my goal to share Urban Gospel with as many as I could find. 20+ years later, look at what God done did yooooo.
This one goes out to every single person who has ever liked, downloaded, streamed, commented, shared an Urban Gospel song or attended an Urban Gospel event. For all the emcees doing their most putting out good Urban Gospel content. To the bloggers. To the organizers. To the stakeholders who make it possible for us to come into your homes every day/week/month/year.
Thank you for your support. God Bless Our Hustles. Urban Gospel is the future.
The awards ceremony saw ministration from musicians including Sinach, Preye Odede, Diana Antwi Hamilton, Ohemaa Mercy, Pastor Dadson, Perez, Joe Mettle and many others.
The biggest honour of the night (Gospel Artiste of the Year) went to MOG Music.
Other notable artistes who were awarded were Ohemaa Mercy, Joe Mettle and Diana Antwi Hamilton.