It is no secret that Nigeria is a very religious nation and a great number of the country’s population is in one religion or another. We have Christians, Muslims, and Traditional worshippers and each of these religions have a certain way they engage in worship. Below are some of the Gospel artistes in Nigeria.
Frank Ugochukwu Edward more commonly known by his stage name Frank Edwards or his nickname Frankrichboy is a modern-day Nigerian Gospel singer and songwriter who hails from Enugu, Enugu State. He was born on the 22nd of July, 1989. His songs “Oghene Doh” “Mma Mma” and “Chukwu Ebuka” were the songs that brought him into limelight. His songs has made an impact in the life of many Christians in Nigeria and as a result he has a lot of fans. He is a member of Christ Embassy also known as Believers’ LoveWorld International under the headship of Pst. Chris Oyakhilome who is also the founder of the church. He is also a member of the Believers’ LoveWorld Music Ministry.
He has collaborated with a lot of other gospel artistes and one of them is the international gospel artiste known as Don Moen.
Osinachi Joseph (nee Kalu) more commonly known by her stage name, Sinach is a Nigerian contemporary Gospel singer, songwriter and senior worship leader at Christ Embassy also known as Believers’ LoveWorld International. The artiste has a lot of songs that are well known both in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. She is from Ebonyi State, Nigeria and she is the second daughter in her family having seven children. Although the artiste studied Physics at the University of Port Harcourt, she became a really amazing singer and a lot of people sing her songs worldwide.
Sinach has performed in many countries including Kenya, South Africa, United States, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Some of her songs are “I know Who I am” “Way Maker” “This is my Season” “Great are You Lord”.
Timothy Chukwudi Godfrey more popularly known by his stage name, Tim Godfrey is a voice instructor, writer, arranger, presenter, conference speaker, producer, multi-instrumentalist, musical concert clinician, and music director who is an embodiment of the musical ideas of Kirk Franklin. He was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Godfrey who have five children (three sons and two daughters). Since his days as a teenager, the gospel artiste performed with the adult choir and after ten years of being the musical director at his home church, in February 2014, he started his musical career. He currently has a Gospel musical group of his own known as the Xtreme Crew. Together with his musical group, Tim Godfrey combines traditional Nigerian sounds with contemporary music to form a hybrid of songs that influences those listening to their songs to dance.
Recently, he performed a song with American Gospel singer known as Travis Greene, a song called “Nara”.
Emmanuel Benjamin more commonly known by his stage name Eben is a Nigerian Gospel singer and songwriter who was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, to a family of six children of which he is the fifth. He used to be a rapper before he then went into Gospel music. He was a background vocalist at first, later, he started writing his songs. He is also a member of the Believers’ LoveWorld Music Ministry just like Sinach, and Frank Edwards. He has released a couple of albums since his musical career began and some of them include Phenomenon which he released in 2010 and in 2013 he released Justified. In the same year (2013) he got married to another Gospel vocalist known as Jahdiel Peter and a year later he released Magnified. Both he and Jahdiel have a son.
His fifth studio album was released in the year 2016 and it is titled Victory.
Victoria Orenze is another very talented Gospel artiste in Nigeria. She is a fast-rising singer, songwriter, recording artiste and stage performer. Her music serves to preach the message of the salvation of souls through the worship of God. She happens to believe that true worship will lead people to Jesus Christ and from her songs, one can tell obviously that she is about spiritual growth and development. She has collaborated with a lot of Gospel artistes including Praize, Sammy Okposo, Frank Edwards, Sinach, and Nathaniel Bassey for a song titled “Alagbada Ina”, a song that caused her to gain recognition.
Victoria Orenze has been in a lot of concerts and programmes that are organized for the worship of God and she has a lot of songs among which are “On Fire” and “Hail Jesus”.