Daughters of Glorious Jesus launch 30th anniversary celebration

BY: Blessing Opoku
 Daughters of Glorious Jesus at the launch
Daughters of Glorious Jesus at the launch

Gospel group, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, have kick started activities to celebrate their 30th anniversary in the music industry with a launch at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Wednesday, May 1.

The trio of Cynthia Appiadu, Edna Sarpong and Monica Owusu-Ansah have over the years brought us 12 amazing albums with many hit songs such as Bebre, Ahintabea, Yesu Fata Ayeyi, Twediampong Nyame, Edin No, Mebo Wo Din Daa among others.

The launch was attended by the Executive Head of First Insurance Limited, Mr. Stephen Abebrese; President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour and other Gospel musicians; Diana Hammond, DSP Kofi Sarpong, Tagoe Sisters, Abena Serwaa Ophelia amongst others.

Speaking at the event, Cynthia Appiadu shared some memories of their tough times in the Ministry and expressed gratitude to God for the success of their career.

“This year marks 30 years since we came together as a group to spread the Word of God through music. When we started this journey, we never thought that a day will come that we will be celebrating our 30 years in the ministry.

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“The road hasn’t been easy, I remember in 1992 we were supposed to perform at the album launch of Tagoe Sisters and on our way, our car had a serious accident but to the Glory of God none of us got hurt.

“We went straight to the hospital, they did a check up and we went to the show to perform. Through it all God has been faithful and good to us,” she said.

Cynthia Appiadu further disclosed that the celebration did not only mark 30 years of their being in Ministry but also their unflinching contribution to the careers and development of many Gospel musicians.

The Executive Head of First Insurance Company Limited, Mr Stephen Abebrese applauded Daughters of Glorious Jesus for their immense contribution to the music industry. He also urged Ghanaians to take active part in the celebration dubbed: “Glorious 30 anniversary.”

“These beautiful women have impacted the music industry one way or the other; 30 years of transformational impact in the lives of Ghanaians and I am happy we are celebrating them today.

“They have propagated the Word of God through the music they make and have served as mentors to up and coming musicians. Everyone can attest that they have built a legacy worth celebrating and I urge all Ghanaians to involve themselves in this anniversary celebration,” he said.

The activities for the Glorious 30 Anniversary include the Glorious 30 Gala which is expected to take place on July 7 .

The Daughters 3 Foundation will also be launched that day to help the less privileged in the society.

Others are a sanitation campaign, a tour of Europe in May and June, a US tour in June and July and regional tours in Ghana in November and December.