The Story Behind the Song
“After the loss of my wife, lots of things went wrong to the point that,I was depressed and I nearly lost faith in God…Yet I never relented on prayer and studying the word. I was bathing one morning and then Philippians 1:21 dropped in my spirit. I loved the scripture so much that there and then I got the chorus and I worked on it.”
Samuel Lomotey, a Ghanaian singer-songwriter with stage name ‘NII PRAIZE’ is an Urban Gospel & Contemporary Christian Recording Artiste. NII PRAIZE is set to release his first recorded single titled “Gain” produced at Studio 233 Live in Accra by Jake D’Prince. The song is scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021.
“I am passionate about the things of God, the Music Ministry, Work and Reaching out to people.
Samuel Nii Annobaah Tetteh-Lomotey ,also known by stage name Nii Praize was born to his late Father Mr. Samuel Nii Sekoh Tetteh,and Mother,Mrs.Victoria Tetteh, on August 21,1989 in Greater-Accra, Ghana. He is the third of his parents with Eight siblings.
Began Crèche, Nursery and Kindergarten in Annsco Day Care centre(Kwashieman)
He started his Primary 1 n 2 education at Kwashieman Anglican Primary “A” and continued Primary 3 – 6 at Kuntunse M/A School after his family relocated to Sarpeiman.
He attended Sarpeiman M/A Junior High School then went on to learn a trade (Electrical Engineering) after writing his BECE.
After his years of service as an apprentice, he finally went to National Vocational Training Institute (Pilot Training centre) Kokomlemle – Accra to pursue Electrical Engineering: Grade 1,2 and Intermediate proficiency. Later on in 2014, he decided to further is course and therefore applied to study Electrical Engineering & Technician 1,2 & 3 at the Accra Technical University and graduated in the year 2016.
Nii Praize began his music journey in 2011, after his cousin invited him to the studio. He recorded his song “Christ Life” and later recorded “I live” and “Adeakye”. Unfortunately, these songs were not released.
In 2012 he joined the “Mercy Project Mass Choir” organized by Cwesi Oteng after which he and his cousin formed a group known as B.T.A. They were able to release three (3) singles in the year 2013 namely: “As Young As I Am”, “Ma là”, and “Moving On” respectively.
He is a tenor singer in the Award winning choir “Friends Of God Incoporated” since 2015. He has contributed to their their two (2) albums. Namely, “For His Glory” which was released in the October 2015 and their Newly recorded Album “Back to the Revelation” which will be released soon.
He is also a member of the Apostolic Universal Church, Amasaman-Accra branch as Electrical /Sound Technician and a member of the choir.
Nii Praize got married to his best friend, Godlove Amarkai Tetteh Lomotey in 2018 who unfortunately passed on 9months and 9days into their marriage after delivering a baby boy known as Godlove Nii Jormor Lomotey in 2019.