MUSIC INTERVIEW: KOBBY MANTEY SPEAKS ABOUT INSPIRATION, MENTORSHIP & UPCOMING SINGLE
Kobby Mantey sings in the colourful Ghanaian and English language of contemporary African gospel, look at his chronological spectrum of releases until date, beginning with "Bigger" to "Amen," you can`t deny the transformation that has taken place.
In anticipation of his upcoming single, "Victory," destined for release on 26th of March 2018, we caught up with KobbyMantey to chat about music taste, mentorship, inspiration and many more. You can follow our discussion below.
7gospeltracks: Hello, it`s great to finally meet you, if I may ask, who is Kobby Mantey?
Kobby Mantey: I am a prolific gospel singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and I `m in my mid-thirties, age-wise. Also, I am passionate about delivering excellence in production with touching messages.
Remember “BIGGER” song which I wrote verses to in 2016; the song went viral after I performed it at Joe Mettle’s LOVE GIFT concert. I love humility and respect the things of God. This year I have released "Amen," a song well received by the Ghanaian people and I hope to drop "Victory" in six days.
7gospeltracks: How would you describe your kind of music?
Kobby Mantey: I would define my song as topical Christian music; genre does not bind me. I’m a versatile musician.
7gospeltracks: Who and what inspires you musically?
Kobby Mantey: My music is deeply rooted in the word of God, and the Holy Spirit always inspires me.
7gospeltracks: Which local or foreign gospel artist motivates you?
Kobby Mantey: There are many incredible artists, but I look up to Danny Nettey, Donnie Mcclurkin and Eld Kwesi Mireku
7gospeltracks: Is there anyone in the gospel circuit you would like to collaborate with this year (2018)?
Kobby Mantey: I will love to collaborate with Eld Mireku, Joe Mettle, Pastor Helen Yawson, Cwesi Oteng, Nacee and Ohemaa Mercy
7gospeltracks: What songs are on your music playlist at the moment?
Kobby Mantey: On my playlist, I have the songs from Eld Mireku, Danny Nettey, Joe Mettle, Eugene Zuta, Travis green, Todd Dulaney, William McDowell, Nathaniel Bassey and many others
7gospeltracks: What’s more important to you, a gospel melody or lyrics?
Kobby Mantey: Both melodies and lyrics are very important to me
7gospeltracks: What song/album are you currently working?
Kobby Mantey: I’m currently working on my new single Victory and hoping to finish my next album dubbed "CHURCH" this year
7gospeltracks: You have a new song "Victory" coming up this Easter, what inspired you?
Kobby Mantey: I was invited to minister at a program and when we were rehearsing a day to the program God dropped the song in my spirit, and I believe it’s in line with Easter that makes the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Immediately, I started singing it and everyone caught up with it and started singing it. (Hallelujah You have won the victory Hallelujah YESU KRISTO edi nkunim)
7gospeltracks: Who produced and mastered your upcoming single?
Kobby Mantey: The song was written by me and co-produced by Emmanuel Bludo, the music was played by PL Crew and backed up by Overflow
7gospeltracks: What do you do to relax when not on the move/ministering?
Kobby Mantey: I listen to music, and sometimes I watch movies, but most often I’m in the studio doing some compositions or helping some friends with their music
7gospeltracks: What piece of advice would you give new and upcoming gospel artists?
Kobby Mantey: My advice to upcoming gospel artists is to focus on God and wait for His direction before they take any step.
And they should invest a lot of time in praying for their ministry, and that they should not seek to be famous but to seek after God and His purpose for their lives