Artist : Esther Smith
Genre : Gospel
Born at Suame in Kumasi in the early 70’s, Esther joined the Tesano Methodist church choir at the tender age of 14 and that was when she grew more into music.
After her secondary education, she attended Garden City Computer Training and Typing School and the School of Languages both in Kumasi.
She joined the House of Faith Ministry in 1990 and later became a member of the church choir, Voices of Faith. She again joined a singing group set up by Kapital Radio a private radio station in Kumasi.
According to Esther, she started writing her songs after she had joined the Voices of Faith Choir in the early 1990’s. Ironically, the first song she wrote and which she calls Ewurade Wo Din No Hyeren is still in her drawer.
Notwithstanding the difficulties she went through in her quest to release her maiden album, Gye No Di, Esther made a break through when she had support from Ankobea Music Production.
She said Gye No Di, the title song of her maiden album which took three awards at the 2003 GMA explains the difficulties and hardships she went through before the album was released. The awards are the Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance of the Year.
After this achievement, Esther did not give up the challenge but kept the pace and reaffirmed her superiority in gospel music by clinching the Best Gospel Album of the Year, Best Song of the Year and the Best Album of the year at the 2004 GMA.
Esther is the director of the Esther Smith Printing Press and Music Production is Kumasi.
Source : Graphic Showbiz