Renowned Ghanaian gospel artist, Michael Oware Sakyi popularly known as OJ has said that the death of his father motivated him to compose his “Nipa Hia Mmoa” song.
The “Nipa Hia Mmoa” song, which encourages benevolence in the society, is currently receiving massive airplay on the airwaves.
Speaking in an interview on Accra based Asempa FM, OJ revealed that the death of his father motivated him to compose the song.
“Death motivated me to compose Nipa Hia Mmoa. Death gave me a lesson and a message” – he said.
“I composed this song “Nipa Hia Mmoa” when I lost my father. My father never bought a car, so me and my siblings decided to buy him a car but two months before the time he died.
“The day he was laid to rest, I wish he could have driven the car for just five minutes but at the moment he couldn’t and I learnt a lesson that help a person before he or she dies.
“On the day of his burial, the family members were reading tributes and I was asking myself,”is my father hearing what they are reading”?. “Why didn’t they tell him all this when he was alive”?.
“Pay me my last respect when I am alive and if you want to buy me a car, do it now and don’t wait till I am die. If I need to give my family a complement, I will do it now whiles they are alive so they can hear it not when they are dead because we Africans spend more money on funerals rather than helping the needy.” he concluded.
OJ is the known for hits song like May3 s3 mo p3n, Apor Jesu and Ete s3n.