London-based Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter, Amanda Ofori serves believers with a soulful new song, ‘Hopeless With You’, expressing and acknowledging God’s superiority in every facet of her life. She casts all her insecurities aside for Him and asks we do same, as He is our everything and in His presence we find hope.
“I am happy to announce the release of my new single. I received the words and rhythm of this song in one of the most painful seasons of my life in 2013. As I sat down ‘still’ during my quiet time, the words came along with the melody. I got to a place where my complete hope had to be in the Lord. I am so grateful to have Cwesi Oteng feature on the song”, Amanda beams with excitement.
Amanda Ofori is a young vibrant worshiper who has been passionate about gospel music from a very young age. Being brought up in a Christian household, from the age of 2, Amanda was inspired by her grandmother and mother who worship every morning with local and foreign gospel music. Her morning rides to school with her mum were filled with worship songs by Don Moen and Michael Smith which influenced her love for worship music. She began pursuing her passion – from the age of 8 began writing songs and putting together melodies the Lord lays on her heart. Her musical influences include Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Chris Tomlin, Joe Mettle, Benjamin Dube and Fred Hammond.
Coming from the rich cultural heritage of Ghana, Amanda has also been writing songs with fusion of Ghanaian and English language which she is excited to work on in the future. Amanda sings in her local church choir and has also had the opportunity to minister in songs at various gospel events. She has also sung in various choirs and also supported backing vocals for Hanson Asiedu.
‘Hopeless Without You’ was written and composed by Amanda Ofori, featuring and produced by Cwesi Oteng, mixed and mastered by Mahanaim Studio, keyboard by Emmanuel Cobbold, drums by Lord Listowell and bass by Jason Elliot.