The Nigerian gospel music industry has constantly and consistently enjoyed a large fanbase. This is as a result of several artists exhibiting a show of dynamism to ensure that the Nigerian gospel music industry doesn’t fade and getting several people to fall in love with gospel music in the country.
Below, we highlight 10 of the Nigerian gospel artists who have made this feat possible. They are:
1. Ada Ehi
Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, simply known by her stage name Ada, is a Nigerian born International singer, songwriter, recording and performing artist. Since she professionally started her music career under Loveworld Records in 2009, she has increasingly gained local and international popularity through her songs and music videos. She is married to Ehi Moses and they have two children.
Eben, whose real name is Emmanuel Benjamin, is a popular Nigerian gospel singer. He kick-started his singing career as a rapper during his teenage years. On the long run, he later discovered his talent in singing and he has never stopped singing since then. Eben is happily married to a fellow gospel singer known as Jahdiel and their Christian union is blessed with a healthy son.
3. Kenny Kore
Kenny is a gifted and versatile songwriter, a man of great passion who loves God, a unique gospel minister, and a musician with a rare and unique kind of creativity and artistry. He was formerly a member of the multiple award-winning gospel group, Inﬁnity. His afﬁnity for alternative rock music, Afrocentric vocalisms and strong use of the Yoruba language garnishes his sound. He believes that gospel artistes are strong tools of evangelism and that gospel music should remain at the forefront of kingdom expansion.
4. Mike Abdul
Mike Abdul is a talented songwriter, singer, and music producer. He has either written, contributed to or sang in the following hits: Igwe, Kene Jesu, Morire, Atobiju, Yin Baba, Kabio-o-si, Surulere, Your Majesty, Durotimi, Jenifa, E Gimme Money, No Evil. His talent has seen him to many nations, enjoying several enviable platforms, media presence, awards and recognition across borders.
Nosa Omoregie, professionally known as Nosa, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter, and performer. He hails from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Nosa‘s aim with his music is to create a bridge between music genres while making sure the gospel aspect of it is on the forefront. He is currently signed to Chocolate City.
Peter Linus, popularly known by his stage name PITA (Praise In This Age) is a recording gospel artist born, bred and based in Lagos state, Nigeria. At the tender age of seven, this vessel has been wowing audiences with his fresh vocals and passion for all things music and God. What began as a child prodigy has now shaped this young man into one of Nigeria’s most sought-after talents. PITA isn’t about to slow down as he continues to soar in his career without losing sight of his vision which has always been to draw his audience to God through his lyrics and music.
7. Sammie Okposo
Sammie Okposo (born 30 May 1971) is a Nigerian gospel artist. He is a music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment. Okposo‘s music career started in 1992 when he joined the Nigerian movie industry as a soundtrack producer and later ventured into full music production. He is credited for producing hit songs for the biggest names in the Nigerian music scene. Sammie Okposo is married to Ozioma Sammie Okposo.
8. Segun Obe
Segun Obe is a Nigerian gospel artist and songwriter. He is the brother of Tunde Obe, who is also a musician. If there is one thing you cannot take away from Segun Obe, it’s his vocal chord.
9. Tope Alabi
Tope Alabi, also known as Ore ti o common, and as Agbo Jesu is a Nigerian gospel singer, ﬁlm music composer, and actress. She was born on 27 October 1970. Alabi was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group. She later worked with other popular traveling and stage theater groups in both Ibadan and Lagos. She made ﬁlms in the Yoruba ﬁlm genre of Nigeria. Alabi later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian. It is worth noting here that Tope Alabi is the pacesetter of soundtracks in the Yoruba Home Video Industry.
10. TY Bello
Toyin Sokefun-Bello, better known as TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. TY Bello is a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field. She was the ofﬁcial photographer to former President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure in ofﬁce. TY Bello married Kashetu Bello in 2009. The couple gave birth to twin boys named Christian and Christopher on 10 October 2014.