Known by many as a passionate and dedicated gospel musician, P. O. Kwabena Donkor as he was formerly known in the music industry has rebranded and will be known as KDM. A name he says will match up with the new level of greatness and energy he is bringing on board. KDM who has an enviable fan base across the Country, Western Region and the global specifically is bent on ensuring that his music ministry lives up to the test of time. This he believes is important if the propagation of the gospel is to reach the younger generation. It is worth noting that the prefix to his former name P. O (Petty Officer Class 1) is a representation of his rank in the Military (Ghana Navy) thus, his birth name is Kwabena Donkor.

The gospel musician who doubles as a military personnel with the Western Naval Command of the Ghana Navy (Sekondi -Takoradi) has made it clear that his rebranding has been necessitated due to the fact that his ministry will inculcate urban gospel music and Philanthropic activities across the country, thereby doing more than just Adventist gospel. Also, it is necessary as he process in his military carrier promotion will come and there will be the need of changing or rebranding at any giving time of promotions. Thus, there is a need to ensure a branding that is perpetual and evolving. To further paint the picture crystal, he used the scenario of Abram who became Abraham to explain that his rebranding and change of name is for better and greater things for YAH through outstanding gospel music.

KDM already has to his credit two albums and seven singles which feature some of Ghanaian celebrated gospel artists like Joyce Blessing. ‘KAYKEYRE NO’ and ‘ME NIM WO’ are the names of his two adored albums. He has equally performed at various prestigious programs across the country. The diligent musician equally has to his name several awards, recent among them is the just ended Rooftop pub (NKZ music) award which recognized him as the Gospel Artiste of the year, Songwriter and he equally won the Gospel Song of the year 2021. He also won Gospel Song of the year 2020 in the Western Music Awards where he is based.

The works of KDM over the last 8 years are evidence of the fact that he is outstandingly talented, hardworking and passionate. On several occasions, he has laid emphasis on the need to be dedicated, passionate and focused in life. Obviously, he does take his own advice into consideration.

The rebranded KDM has this to say as a support to his change of name: “Our heavenly Father is the YAH of life, the One who can resurrect what is dead. He is also the one who changes destinies. As children of YAH, we no longer have to bear the scars of the past, we can look to the future with hope.

Nowadays we do not really identify with the meaning of our names. Most of the time, our parents chose our name because it sounded nice with our last name, or because they wanted to honor one of our ancestors. But in the Old Testament, names were bearers of the person’s identity. This is why YAH took care to change the name of Abram (high father) to Abraham (father of multitudes) after promising him a lot of descendants (Genesis 17:5). His wife also had her name changed from Sarai (quarrelsome) to Sara (Princess) (Genesis 17:15). In the New Testament, Jesus changed the name of Simon (who hears) to that of Cephas (which means stone) (John 1:42). He went from the guy who gets told what to do to the one that is so strong in his convictions that he can hold the whole church!”

When next you see the anointed musician on stage, remember he is now KDM.

By Glover

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