TOP TEN GOSPEL ARTISTS IN NIGERIA
1. Sammie Okposo
He is undoubtedly the richest gospel musician in Nigeria today and also sound track producer. Born in Delta state, he began his musical career in 1995 which has seen him grow popular thereby winning series of award. He has also recorded many hit songs which is still used today in churches around Africa. He is also the best Nigerian gospel artist from the south-south.
2. Frank Edwards
He is the reigning gospel artist in Nigeria currently and a member of the popular Christ Embassy, one of the largest churches in Nigeria. Frank has featured the best gospel artist in the world, Don Moen in his latest album. He is also a talented instrumentalist with songs to his credit. The series of awards won by Frank Edwards are numerous such as winning the best gospel song of the year, male artiste of the year and song of the year. His voice is also unique.
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Just like Frank Edwards, Sinach is also a Christ Embassy Nigerian gospel signer signed to LoveWorld Records. She is also among the top ten popular gospel musicians in Nigeria. With more than 150 songs to her credit, she is sure to be rated among the best gospel artiste in the world.
He is also among the list of talented gospel artiste who are popular in Nigeria. He is known for his hit track ‘IMARAMA’ . Eben is married to another talented gospel singer Jadiel who sang’Heritage’.
5. Lara George
She is a gospel singer, producer and song writer. In 2008 Lara George released her first single “Ijoba Orun” which became an instant hit. Her voice is second to none which makes her one of the best Yoruba gospel artiste in Nigeria today.
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6. Prince Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke
They are considered the best Igbo gospel musicians in Nigeria today with their hit track ‘Akanchawa’ becoming an inspiration to people and is been used in various churches around the country. Their popularity was spread through their music. It was said they sold out millions of album copies and also performed the song in various countries of the world.
7. Yinka Ayefele
If you are searching for the best Yoruba gospel singer who is still making waves in the music industry, look no further as Yinka Ayefele tops the list. Born in Ekiti state, the talented musician had a ghastly motor accident that damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair in 1997. This didn’t stop him as he was still able to touch lives for Christ and is one of the popular artist in the Nigerian gospel music industry.
Before Buchi went into music, he lived a rugged life. After he gave his life to Jesus Christ, he ventured into music, releasing his first album in 1999. He has won series of awards also for his reggae-like gospel music.
9. Tope Alabi
She is the best Yoruba female gospel musician in Nigeria. Tope Alabi is not just a talented gospel musician but a movie track composer. One of her popular tracks that stands out is “Angeli Mi”
10. Midnight Crew Nigerian Gospel Music
They are a popular Nigerian gospel group that consists of Mike Abdul, Patricia King, Odunayo Ojo and Olugbenga Oyebola. They have been in the lime light since 2001 and are a shining example to young people who want to toe the same path in the gospel industry.
As you may agree with me, there are some recent popular gospel artist who did not make this list. Maybe its because they are still new so lets wait to see if the can make the list of best gospel artists in Nigeria 2018 and probably by then we should be expecting the best Hausa gospel artist in Nigeria so If there is anybody you expected to have seen in this list but you did not, mention the person in the comment box.
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