Tagoe Sisters nye amegbetɔ nyuie.
Tagoe Sisters wɔ ƒeƒewo.
E lɔ Afrika. E xle ŋkeke kata.
Mi lɔ Tagoe Sisters.
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The evergreen Tagoe sisters comprise of twins - Lydia Dedei Tagoe, and Elizabeth Korkoi Tagoe and are gospel musicians.
They grew up in Accra and sang in their local choir, 'I am that I am' church choir. From that, they formed the 'I am Three Sisters' group with Hannah Tsia Mensah and succeeded in touring Ghana. They became back-up singers for artistes like Felix Bell, Gemann, Sidiku Buari and other top Ivorian musicians.
After warming up to many music fans through various performances, they released our first album in 1988 called year later titled 'Stay In My Heart', followed by 'Nyame Ye Kese' in 1990'. That year, they lost their spiritual leader Rev. Amoako. They met Reverend Thomas Yawson at the ‘Harvesters Evangelistic Ministries’ All Pastors and Evangelist Conference (APRICON) shortly after who helped them by writing their songs.
His help yielded great albums like 'Yesu Be Ye Ama Wo', 'Manya Yesu' (1994), 'Anka Matete' (1996) and 'Watua Maka' in (2000). He ended up marrying one of the twins.
Their hit song 'Yedi Nkunim' was played each time Ghana's U-20 team, the Black Satellites performed during their World Cup campaign in 1993. They finished second in that tournament.
They joined the Megastar label which continues to support them with live-band music. Their album, Eto Betwa, shot them into the international limelight as they became the first Ghanaian gospel group to earn a Kora award nomination. They subsequently missed out on the award to fellow Ghanaian group, Praye.
Some of their songs are Everybody ought to know, Okamafo Jesus, Nyame ye kese, Fire of favour, M’anim rengu ase da, Ayeyi ndwom, My story will change, Manya Yesu, Osombo, Wo fata, Fa w'asem bra, Otie Jesus, Orekyekye (He is sharing), Abandenden (The strong tower), Dan w'ani kyere, Ahene mu hene, Wo tumi so, etc