Ron Kenoly: I have started moves to become a Ghanaian

The American worship leader says aside from tracing his roots to the country, Ghana is also really welcoming especially to diasporans

Ron Kenoly, the popular American Gospel musician has opined that he has commenced processes to become a citizen of Ghana.

Speaking to 3News on the sidelines of this year’s Harvest Praise at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Kenoly said aside from tracing his roots to the country, Ghana is also really welcoming especially to diasporans.

“My purpose of being here is to become a resident of Ghana and eventually become a citizen of Ghana,” he told 3Entertainment.

“For the last week, I’ve been filling out forms and documents to gain residency and eventually to be your brother, a Ghanaian citizen”.

“My ancestors came from these parts of Africa to go to America and so now we are returning,” the American worship leader said.

About Ron Kenoly

Ron Kenoly began singing in a Baptist church in his hometown, Coffeyville, KS, and after spending time working in the Air Force and raising a family, he became a successful charting singer in the early ’70s in Los Angeles.

He recommitted his life to being a Christian in 1975.

Kenoly then received his master’s degree in music at the College of Alameda in California, and became a voice teacher.

He began to lead praise & worship services at a local Pentecostal church, and caught the eye of Integrity Records, which signed Ron Kenoly to a contract.

His first album, Jesus Is Alive, was followed by the fastest-selling praise & worship album ever, Lift Him Up.

Both that album and the next, God Is Able, were nominated for Dove awards.

Kenoly has also released Sing out with One Voice, and in 1995 passed the one-million mark in total sales. In 1996, he released Welcome Home, his major label debut; Majesty followed two years later, and in 1999 Kenoly returned with We Offer Praises. Dwell In the House appeared in spring 2001.

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata

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