Pastor Nana Yaw Boakye, widely known as MOG Music, has made history as the first Ghanaian Gospel artist to become a member of the Recording Academy, the prestigious organization behind the Grammy Awards. The Grammy Board approved his application, granting him membership.
Expressing his excitement about the news, MOG Music described it as a dream come true, stating, “This is the pinnacle every musician wishes to get to. I am glad to be putting Ghana on the map once again.” He sees his admission into the academy as motivation to achieve more as a gospel musician.
Earlier this year, the two-time VGMA Male Vocal Performance winner released his latest album titled “Koinonia Phase II,” following the success of his previous album, “Koinonia Phase I,” which garnered international recognition with hit songs like “Grace,” “Mala,” “Your Presence,” “Almighty God,” “Choral Praise,” “Glory to the Lamb,” and “There's Power.”
The new album features eight songs and includes collaborations with renowned gospel musicians such as Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Kojo Frimpong, Ps Shadrack Mensah Kwesi, Joey Saff, and Kobby Salm. The tracks on the album include “Nyankopong,” “Glorious,” “Holy Chant,” “We Cry Yahweh” featuring Pastor Kojo Frimpong, “Be Lifted Medley” featuring Donnie McClurkin, “Covenant Keeper,” “Yesu” featuring Joey Saff and Kobby Salm, and “African Praise” featuring Ps Shadrack Mensah Kwesi.
MOG Music has released several successful songs throughout his career, including the award-winning “Be Lifted,” “Elohim,” “Living God,” and many more.
Aside from his music career, MOG Music is a pastor at the Royalhouse Chapel International and has won the Best Male Vocalist of the Year award at the VGMA twice in a row.