BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIE & MIKE
Willie and Mike(Fire Worshippers) is a Ghana based gospel duo who have travelled as far as Canada,France,Germany,Italy,Nigeria,USA, Holland,Sweden,Belgium and many parts of Africa.Willie and Mike are known in real life as Asamoah Williams and Michael A. Adomako respectively. Demonstrating the power and the love of God through gospel music, and their unique way of presenting worship in different dialects such as in english,twi,yoruba,french,deutch and so on is what makes them stand tall in Africa and globally.By the grace of God, they have had the opportunity to perform on the same platforms with world acclaimed gospel artistes like Cece Winans of USA, Donnie Mclurkin of USA,Daughters of Glorious Jesus of Ghana,Soji Israel,Uche Agu of Nigeria , only to mention a few.
Willie and Mike have been very instrumental in many charity and evangelism projects.As part of their social responsibilities,they are forstering two orphanage homes in Ghana(KUMASI CHILDRENS HOME-KUMASI) AND (ANGELS OF HOPE-TARKWA) where they make constant donations twice every year.They also embark on rural evangelism in areas like Juapong-Volta Region,Tarkwa,Bogoso-Western Region, and other parts of the nation and in the world.
Willie who hails from Asante Mampong was born in Kumasi on the 20th of May 1982 to the late Mr Emmanuel Asamoah, a tutor and Mad. Agnes Dufie , seamstress.He attended Garden City Senior High School and Kumasi Anglican High School respectively .In Garden City High School,he doubled as the Senior Charplain of the school. By age 7, Willie had lost his dad and he and his siblings of five, were taken care of single-handedly by the widow-her mom.´´We went through hell after the demise of my father…..You know our culture of widowhood rites and how women undergo a lot of torture when they lose their husbands.“, Willie said. He gives commendation for his christian life to one Bishop Kofi Asiedu whom he met during these tough times who led him to Christ and showed him and his family care and love in diverse ways.
Mike who also hails from Secondi Takoradi was also born and bred in Kumasi to Mr. John K. Adomako, a civil servant and Mad. Joyce Ocran an educationist. He had his senior High School education at Atebubu Senior High School and later continued at the Kumasi Anglican Senior High School where he completed in 2002. It was recorded that Mike`s love for music is innate and it was visibly noted from infancy where he would be seen gather his peers and and would teach them how to sing and play guitars with milk tins and thread.At times in church service,he would stand on table and be conducting the church choir to the admiration of all.No wonder he became the music director of his school in SHS 2.At age four, his parents got divorced due to circumstances best known to the couple. The mother had to take care of him, until his dad returned from Finland and opted for him to come and stay with him in Atebubu where he was then the District Co-ordinating Director of the District Assembly.After school he came back to kumasi.
Fire Worshippers who were childhood friends reunited after school where they formed a singing group of three, including one lady- Akua Mawuli, and this group was named Divine Melodians in the Divine Gospel Ministry in Kumasi where they fellowshipped. The duo preached in markets and schools to win souls for Christ.With their inborn talent of writing and composing songs,the two decided to take the word further through music. At certain point in time,they had to sleep at ministry`s office as the “the watchmen “ for instruments since the ministry could not pay the security guards in charge of the instruments.
It was during this time that they took advantage of the situation and rehearsed and arranged new songs.As a norm they had to come out first with demo.Financing this demo was not easy since they had just come out of school,money was a big problem.Consulting loved ones and people who loved their ministry,they finally,chanced on one lady,a seamstress called Sister Afua who believed in their ministry and agreed to offer them half of the money through her daily sales of Ghp50.They also got the rest of the money from Rev.Dr. Eric O. Mensah of World Changers Chapel,Kumasi.
After the demo,the most difficult task was as usual,how to get a producer.With constant prayer and fasting… “One night we prayed that whole night and in the morning our producer called us that we should be getting ready to go to the studio to record our master album…..God did answer our prayer after a long 21 days fasting“ They recalled,they hooked up with one Mr. Stephen Asiedu of Asteve Audiovisual Production, who saw the talent in them and produced their first album dubbed “MEMPENE” which was an instant hit and won two nominations in 2006 Ghana Music Awards as Best New Gospel Artistes of the Year and Discovery of the Year.
Willie and Mike are both graduands of the primiere university,The University of Ghana- Legon where Willie read BA (Music and Theatre Arts) and Mike B.A( Political Science and Theatre Arts) and left in 2010
Now willie and Mike can boast of four albums so far.namely, MEMPENE, NKOMHYE( PROPHECY) AND , COVENANT KEEPING GOD, FAVOUR.And also willie and mike has one vcd which features their live performance and two of their songs videos,.Willie and mike also preach,, teach and motivates people through their ministry.