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Ceccy Twum: Vocal about her faith

Ceccy with husband, Prophet Alex TwumCeccy with husband, Prophet Alex Twum
 In this  era of celebrity culture where nearly everybody who has some amount of public life wants to be seen as a superstar, there’s a gospel singer who desires  to be appreciated  for  the content  and quality of her onstage work, and not for her  offstage persona.
With four albums under her belt, singer Ceccy Twum has been a valiant preacher about the things she believes in through her music.
To the mother of three who hails from Winneba in the Central Region, her head, heart and actions being firmly rooted in the God she serves is the magic that drives her music career.  

Ceccy has three children with Prophet Twum (from left) Nhyira, Kobby and Afia
“At this time of Christmas, the best thing any Christian can do is to keep trusting  God because  He is the ultimate. We have to hold on to Him because He is our advocate. We have nobody else apart from Him,” she says.
Music has been her lifeblood since her early years but it was after the release of her maiden album, Owo Mafa (2000) that she felt confident enough to march on and boldly wave the banner of Jesus Christ on the wings of music.
Her subsequent albums: Nhyiraba (2004), Miikwo Menim (2007) and  Golden Oil (2013) have helped her to completely  open  up to God and what he wants to work specifically and uniquely in her life and career.
“When we commit ourselves to God, we must understand that He has  plans for us. We must then stay focused and praise  Him no matter the circumstance.”
There are lots of gospel singers on the scene at the moment but Ceccy believes it is her often mid-tempo and slow stuff that make people like her music. 
“I sing to inspire people. A lot of my songs are just to ginger up believers. I’m not the type for hot, danceable pieces.  I like to flow in a way that would make people hear and understand the lyrics in my songs.”
It is largely  for the meaningful lyrics in her songs that has earned her and Nacy a nomination in the Best Collaboration category at the  upcoming Ghana Gospel Industry Awards for her song titled  Se Mekume Ho A.
She says it would be lovely to win the award but what she desires most is God’s will in her life.
“All I want to do is to praise His name and tell the good things that He has done.”
One of those good things she is likely never to forget is being led to meet Prophet Alex Twum, General Overseer of the Word Vision Chapel International at  Bubuashie, near Accra Academy in Accra, whom she later married.
It was Prophet Twum who noticed her singing ability and advised her to record her songs. He felt Ceccy just singing in church alone was not what  God intended for her and that her voice and the messages in her songs were meant to bless many more people.
So since taking up music seriously and recording her songs, Ceccy has travelled to minister through music in all parts of the country. She has also performed in  Belgium, Italy, Holland and France.
She says like the Bible points out in Proverbs 27:17, she and her husband are like iron that sharpen each other. 
She calls her latest work Golden Oil because she believes the anointing on her to preach the word of God through music is pure and golden. 
By way of that anointing, she continues to battle the negative elements that haunt our lives such as  depression, anxiety and  fear.
“God has given us the power and the faith  to rise above all the things that bother us. He is a mighty God, I will forever sing of His goodness. Some negative spiritual forces  may continue to knock on the door, but we no longer have to answer or open the door for them,” Ceccy says with confidence.

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