The remains of the late gospel singer Danny Nettey will be laid to rest on Saturday September 3.
According to the family, a funeral service for the musician who passed away on July 15 will be held at the forecourt of State House.
It will be preceded by a tribute concert in memory of the renowned Gospel Minister at the same venue between the hours of 4pm and 9:30pm on Friday, September 2, 2016.
A pre-burial and filing past is also arranged for the State House from 7 to 9am after which the burial service follows at the Osu Cemetery that Saturday.
“We are just so overwhelmed by the reaction, both locally and internationally, to our beloved Danny’s death and we are most grateful to everybody,” a spokesperson for the family, Dan Clottey said.
“One thing is clear –that Danny was on a mission for His Maker who, in His wisdom, has called him home peacefully. ‘In all things we give thanks,’” Mr. Clottey added.
Gospel Minister Danny Nettey died after a sudden ailment at his home in Accra. According to reports, he was found unconscious in bed and was pronounced dead at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Profile
Born Daniel Tetteh Nettey, he was the third of six children to a retired evangelist and his praying wife from the nation’s capital Accra. He started writing songs at the early age of six, playing the organ without any formal lessons.
He was heavily influenced by his father’s love of Blues and the vibrant musical culture of his native people. His interest in music persisted throughout his school days in Accra Academy, where he served as Music Director and President of the local Scripture Union Fellowship.
After “BL3OO” days, he joined a group of young talented song ministers whose calling was to the youth especially those in Secondary Schools. The activities of the then up and coming Gospel Ministers circled around prayer, study of the word and song ministry.
By this time, he was writing songs which were being ministered in his local church. He answered God’s call for him to minister in songs to the nation and beyond and started his own group called “Danny Nettey and Pals”. Through this group He continued in what he knew best to do; taking the message of the Gospel to the Secondary schools and ministering in churches across West Africa.
In 1995, he released his solo debut album ‘Positive Change’, which did very well with Ghanaian youth. In 1996 another album, this time with the Pals, was released. Through this second album a ministry by name ‘It’s About Time Productions’ was birthed. Its main goal was to train and produce talented young song ministers in Ghana and West Africa.
He traveled extensively throughout Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Over the past ten years He has been touching lives through the ministration of God’s word through songs, with many testifying to God’s saving and healing power as a result of his inspiring ministrations.
Danny Nettey featured on the same bill as Internationally Renowned Gospel Artists and Pastors such as Ron Kenoly, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Ron and Bebe Winans and Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, and Alvin Slaughter.
By Stephen Amos