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Top Nigerian Gospel Artists 2019

We have compiled together in this list Best Nigerian Gospel artists, the list feature top gospel artists like Sammie Okposo, Mama Bola Are, Cobhams Asuquo and many more. They sing the best Nigerian Gospel praise and worship songs you will hear in religious centers within the country and in most Nigerian homes.

Most of these artists have their gospel songs in English and sometimes a mixture of local dialect and English which is always very acceptable, a good example is Tim Godfrey’s  Nara, Ekuweme and many more.

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Bola Are

Bola Are is one of the best gospel Artist in Nigeria, she was once the former President of GOMAN-Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria. She hails from Ekiti West and even at the age she keeps on affecting the lives of many Nigerians with here soul-lifting songs. She now has a music institution in Ibadan metropolis. Her music is one of the loved Nigerian gospel songs especially in the western part of Nigeria.

Cobhams Asuquo

Cobhams Asuquo is a respected songwriter, music producer, and Evangelist. He worked as Head of Audio Productions at a local label, Question mark Entertainment before he was eventually signed as a songwriter with In 2005 with Sony ATV London.

Dunni Olanrewaju

Dunni Olanrewaju is a Yoruba Gospel artist known for her ‘Opelope Anointing’. debut, she was born in December 1960, she is one of the best Nigerian female Gospel Singers, Televangelist, and songwriter.

Ebenezer Obey

Ebenezer Obey has been one of the most popular, prolific, and influential musicians in Nigeria, Baba Ebenezer as many of us would call him, also popularly known as “chief commander”, is one of Nigeria’s favorite jùjú musician, he has a long list of  Juju album hits, totalling more than 50 albums.

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Other Notable Nigeria Gospel Artists

El Mafrex

El Mafrex originally named Mfreke Obong Ibanga is a Nigerian-born, is an urban gospel songwriter and singer, he was born in Nigeria but based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works has earned him some traction in the Gospel music industry in Nigeria and in 2012 and 2013 he was nominated for Best Gospel Act at the (MOBO) Music of Black Origin Awards.

Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the best Male Nigerian Gospel singers. The Enugu born singer has founded his own recorded label Rocktown Records which manages some other upcoming gospel artists like David, Dudu, Micah Heavens, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, etc.

Buchi

Buchi: Buchi Atunowu is known for his unique gospel music style, he is one of the finest reggae gospel music artists in Africa and across the Globe. Buchi, as he’s popularly called by fans, is mostly loved for his debuts Mma Mma in 2005, Jesus must be honored in 2001. The Kaduna born gospel artist started his music career in night clubs as a disc jockey. He is managed by loveworld records.

Funmi Aragbaye

When you mention evergreen Yoruba gospel music songs the name that comes to mind is Funmi Aragbaye. She is one of the best female Nigerian gospel singers, a televangelist, and songwriter. The 64 years old Ondo born gospel singer is the National President of the Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (GOMAN).

Jahdiel

Grace Jahdiel Benhjamin Okoduwa is a fast-rising contemporary Nigerian gospel musician, much more she is also a songwriter and vocalist. Her first debut titled Heritage was in 2008, but she began her music career under the stage name Jahdiel in 2006. She is another brilliant product under the artistic management of Loveworld Records of Christ Embassy.

Jeremiah Gyang

Jeremiah Pam Gyang is a Nigerian born singer, instrumentalist, record producer and songwriter. He is known for his fantastic Piano and guitar skills since he was age 10. All credits go to Jeremiah Gyang for bringing contemporary Hausa music to spotlight in the Nigerian music industry in 2004 with the hit ‘Na Ba Ka’ meaning (I give you).

Joe Praize

Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe with stage name Joe Praize, is a praise leader and Nigerian gospel artists. He also writes songs and directs choir. He came to spotlight when he first release a hit single titled “Mighty God”, one in his debut album My Praise.

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun popularly referred to as Baba Ayewa is a veteran Nigerian gospel singer, respected Yoruba songwriter, and televangelist. He is popular for his evergreen songs Amona Tete Maa Bo (1984)
and Abundant Grace.

Kunle Ajayi

Kunle Ajayi is a renown Director of Music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The 54-year-old Nigerian gospel, respected saxophonist, songwriter, and televangelist had contributed immensely to the growth of Nigerian Gospel since 1980 when he used to play Sax but had to stop due to lung-related challenge. He was offered on the Award of Excellence by RCCG worldwide in 2007 and 2008.

Dapo Torimiro

Dapo Torimiro is the most Prolific Nigerian gospel Artist, if you want to argue this, you need to first check his wiki here. His style of music includes R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock, Hip hop, Dance, Jazz, African, Gospel. He is into Songwriting, record producing, vocal producing, music directing, Jazz Pianist, singing, composing, arranging and acting.

He has remarkable instrumental skills in instruments like bass guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Drums, Programming and he is also a tight vocalist.

The multi-talented Gospel artist has featured in hundreds of works and projects both musical and acting associated with the likes of John Legend, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Brandy, David Archuleta, Jordin Sparks, Toni Braxton, Jesse McCartney, Stacy Barthe, Demi Lovato, Girls’ Generation, Arashi, Little Mix, Anika Noni Rose, Ella Henderson, Aretha Franklin etc.

He is also a Grammy-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and multi-platinum songwriter. He was born in Nigeria but lived in the US where he projects to the world most of his works as he tours the world alongside other artists.

St. Chika

His birth name is Donatus Chikadibia Nwaogu. He was born on 20 May 1990. He is a Singer, songwriter and record producer.

Chika is an instrumentalist (piano, guitar) and also a vocalist. His music career publicly made known in 2017 and came to limelight when he released his first single Higher which eventually became a hit.

He is currently managed by Amen Records. According to reports, the young Nigerian gospel artists were said to have broken a Guinness World Record by achieving a 4 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds long song, “Power in the Name of the Lord”.

Samie Okposo

Sammie Okposo is no doubt one of the finest Male gospel musicians in Nigeria, he has proven track records that have earned him big breaks and multiple awards home and abroad. His life proves that wealth goes in and with intelligence, diligence and hard work.

The Nigerian gospel artist is also into music production, entertainment consultation, and a psalmist. He founded his own Entertainment startup named Zamar Entertainment.

His Rome was not built in a day as he has been in the industry for many years trying to do dish out the best of his works and that has paid out big time for Sammie.

He is married to his lovely wife and has a happy family and a fulfilling ministry. The 47-Year-old Gospel musician is estimated to have a net worth of $800, 000.

Lara George

Lara George is a Lagos born talented female musician birthed to the Oluwole Bajomo family.
She began her music career in the campus at the University of Lagos when she joined the Christian fellowship choir.

She was a member of a musical group named Kush now disbanded, which included the likes of TY Bello, Dapo Torimiro and Emem Ema.

Her big break was when she debuted her album titled Forever In My Heart that has earned her several awards and nominations. The single “Ijoba Orun” is a hit in the album which she released in 2008. In 2008 and 2011 respectively, she won Voice of the Year at the Nigeria Music Awards and Best African Female Gospel Artiste at the African Gospel Music Awards.

Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi is one of Nigeria’s finest female gospel artists, she is also into film music composing and acting. She is popular for her Ore ti o common, and Agbo Jesu.

Mercy Chinwo

Mercy Chinwo is a fast-rising Nigerian Gospel singer, songwriter, and Actress. She came to spotlight in 2012 when she won the Etisalat and Pepsi sponsored Nigerian Idol Season 2, this handed her her first movie role in Yvonne Nelson’s film, House of Gold where she starred alongside popular movies stars like Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel and Omawumi among others. In 2013, Chinwo was nominated in Ghana Movie Awards for best music, original song.

She lost her father at a very young age and managed to kick off her music career by volunteering her vocal skill to be used in other gospel music artists projects. She has worked with likes of Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye. The latest of her works have been widely accepted by the growing Christian music listeners in Nigeria.

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