NAME: Grace Jahdiel Okoduwa
ALSO KNOWN AS: Jahdiel
GENRES: Gospel, Afrocentric pop
YEARS ACTIVE: 2006 – present
OCCUPATION: Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist
Grace Jahdiel Okoduwa popularly known by her stage name Jahdiel, is a contemporary Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and vocalist. She professionally began her music career in 2006, releasing her debut album Heritage in 2008. She is one of several gospel artists under Loveworld Records of Christ Embassy.
Early Life And Education
Jahdiel was born in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria where she also had her primary and secondary school education before proceeding to further her education by obtaining a B.Sc degree in Chemistry.
Jahdiel started singing at the age of ﬁve upon joining the choir of her local church before she began to play musical equipment like the piano and keyboard at the age of thirteen. She released her debut album Heritage in 2008 to massive reception, thereby gaining her new grounds in the industry and further earning her a nomination spot in the “Most Promising Artist or Group” category at the 2008 edition of Kora Awards. Her follow-up album Under Oath was released in 2010, contained with songs like “Ebube Dike”, “Oh God” and “Ayaya”. Under Oath earned her a nomination at the 2013 Nigeria Gospel Music Awards. In November 2015, she released her third studio album titled Majesty. In 2017, she was listed in YNaija‘s list of “100 Most Inﬂuential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria”. Jahdiel‘s music style is inﬂuenced by a blend of rock, English and Afrocentric pop.
- Heritage (2008)
- Under Oath (2010)
- Majesty (2015)
On 30 November 2013, she got married to Emmanuel Benjamin, popularly known as Eben, a Nigerian gospel singer with whom she has two children.