2017 VGMA artiste of the year and Award-winning gospel musician, Joe Mettle recounted his Journey, struggles as well ambitions whiles growing up on Joy FM’s morning show.
Joe Mettle who has for a number of occasions talked about his struggles until stardom, credited his gifting, musical breakthrough and how far he has come in ministry to only God and that no man can share in that glory.
Regarding education, Joe says he had to drop out of school twice in his attempt to get a secondary school certificate and it was clear his JHS certificate could not make him what he wanted to be.
According to Joe, his ambition growing up was to be an architect. He enrolled in an institution to become that, designed a couple of buildings from the knowledge acquired but definitely God had a different plan for him.
Joe Mettle recounted the number of downtimes he had experienced in a quest for survival. From walking long distance because there was no money for transportation, to lodging with friends and moving about from one place to the another with what to eat becoming a common experience.
He would, therefore, dress as if he going to school but end up in the church. Being in the church helped him to earn small amounts from some generous worshippers while playing the drum for them. With that, he also avoided questions on why he was not in school.