#ArtisteProfile: Cwesi Oteng

#ArtisteProfile: Cwesi Oteng


My music, message and image in whatever creative form carry a central focus on Jesus Christ and His transformation power through salvation. This is what I am about; to make Christ known, celebrated an lived.

Artiste of the year:2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards

Cwesi Oteng is a Ghanaian gospel recording and performing artiste, singer, prolific song writer, conference speaker, creative entrepreneur and director, youth advocate and an inspirational icon

After gaining prominence in the African Gospel music scene with a distinctive music style for which he is touted as the fresh sound of African gospel music, Cwesi Oteng has consistently been on the rise.

He has received rare reviews, recognition and awards for his avant-garde contribution to and impact on the gospel and inspirational music scene in Ghana and across Africa, having built an influential brand that is dedicated to impact society and inspire the church to reach out to more young people

His mandate to rely on Gods message of unconditional love, salvation and transformation through music, preaching and social projects has endeared him to both young and old. A multi award winning artiste Cwesi Oteng is influencing generation’s positively, continually crossing over unto diverse platforms and challenging the status quo with his trademark fusion sound laced with profound lyrics.


Recent Achievements

Africa: Awards and recognition


Artiste of the year (Male)

Africa Gospel Music Awards

West African Artiste of the Year

Africa Gospel Music Awards

Groove Awards (Kenya)

Nomination for West African Artiste of the Year


Video of the Year:

Africa Gospel Music Awards (God dey Bless Me)

World Recognition


Ranked 7th on the World Top 30 Gospel Songs Compilation by Gospel Innovation, USA (I Win Song)


Ranked 11th on the World Top 20 Gospel Songs Compilation by Gospel Innovation, USA (God Dey Bless Me Song)

Ghana Awards


Best Gospel Video

MTN-4Syte Music Video Awards, Ghana (Count your Blessings video)


Gospel Album of the Year

Vodafon Ghana Music Awards (Mercy Project Album)

Most Wanted Ghanaian Song

Christian Community Music Awards, Ghana (God dey Bless Me)


Best Gospel Video

MTN-4Syte Music Video Awards, Ghana (God dey Bless Me video)

Best African Song

Ghana Gospel Music Awards (Mercy)


Best New Artiste of the Year

Ghana Gospel Industry Awards

Best Gospel Video

Vodafon-4Syte Music Video Awards, Ghana (Mercy)

Best Lyrics for a Most Waned Song

Christian Community Music Awards, Ghana (Mercy)



Music Identity

Contemporary Urban Fusion sound with underlining African elements: Fusion of traditional African gospel rhythms (African dance, highlife & more) with R&B, Hip-hop, Pop & Reggae.

Released Albums: -Blessed are they (2009)

-Mercy Project(2012)

Released Singles:  -Okurayen(2008)

-Mercy(But for your Mercy)(2010)

-Okurayen (live)(2011)

-God dey Bless Me (2012)

-I Win (2013)

-Count your Blessings (2013)

-Yesu (2014)

-Jehovah Overdo (2014)

Performance Credits: – Ministered/Performed on diverse platforms (concerts, conventions, conferences, crusades, awards ceremonies, festivals etc.. with the likes)

Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Darwin Hobbs, Micah Stampley, Mali Music, Danny Nettey, Sonnie Badu, Muyiwa & Riversong, Sammie Okposo and many others.

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