Paul Kumah (his professional name is Wizdivo), a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as “the Mormon Church”), is a 25-year-old music artist from Kumasi, Ghana, Africa. He has written a new song called “Hope,” which will be released on 6 March 2020, in time for the celebration of Ghana Independence Day. The song is dedicated to those living in the orphanage and all other less fortunate people in society.
Wizdivo’s new dynamic song is a solemn proclamation to us all that we should not look down on people who are less fortunate than ourselves, but rather we should be willing to reach down and lift others up and let them know that they are loved and appreciated. As Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman statesman, and lawyer who is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators expressed it, “Non nobis solum nati sumus (Not for ourselves alone are we born).” And so, Wizdivo’s new original song, “HOPE,” is exactly as the title proclaims – a message about hope.
But, what is hope? Wizdivo’s friend and author of this article, Keith Lionel Brown, describes “Hope” as follows:
Hope is the song of the heart that soothes the troubled mind and the weary soul enabling the belief that although things may not be as expected at this particular moment, all is not lost, for there does shine a light at the end of a seemingly dark tunnel.
Hope invigorates the mind and gives vitality to an otherwise doleful life.
Hope develops within a person the realization that the well of life has not run dry, but rather the pump just needs to be primed with the water of faith, and then, once again the cool refreshing Water of Life can be drawn from the well.
Hope gives a person the courage to continue to press forward at times when it may seem that there is nothing worth pressing forward for.
As long as hope can remain alive, life has a whole new meaning and purpose. It is when a person begins to lose hope that his life begins to draw to an end.
Speaking about his new song, Wizdivo has said:
Many women and children in our society are suffering simply because they lack the means to survive. Many of these women become pregnant through abuse and are left to take care of their children alone, as the father is nowhere to be found. Because they have no means to support themselves, they and their children end up living on the streets or in the orphanage.
As a society, we must unite together to help bring joy and happiness to the hearts of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We must give them HOPE and the assurance that they are loved and are wanted in society. They, like us, are children of God.
Paul Kumah, who comes from a non-Christian family, is somewhat familiar with what it feels like to be alone in society. His father died when he was six years old. His mother became his inspiration and loved his music. She passed away while he was serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nigeria Owerri Mission.
Paul Kumah is a promising 25-year-old Ghanaian Afropop/Beat/Hip Hop recording artist who also has other diversified talents, including actor, director, and producer. His music career started when he was 18 years old. In 2015, he recorded his first song, “Adom” (Grace), which was a success. In December 2018, he released a song called “His Power.” He says that he receives inspiration for his music from music artists like Alex Boyé, James Curran, and Jay Warren.
On 18 January 2020, Wizdivo, his music label SOGANATION (Sons of God Army Nation), and Mrs. International 2019, Robin Towle, hosted a large charity concert sponsored by Wolf Pact and supported by Families Mentoring Families. The concert featured many Ghanaian musicians and was used to help raise funds to help the less privileged, the needy, orphans, and widows.
Paul has said, “I always want to use music as a tool to bring souls to Christ, and to bring hope and joy to the masses. . . I love to help the needy in the community through music and help to build the Kingdom of God.” He continues, “God is in charge and every soul shall receive refuge and happiness.”