Best Gospel Artists in Nigeria are listed herein. Gospel music transcends entertainment to a call for worship, repentance, correction, and reverence.
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While secular artists sing merely to entertain on a stage, they appeal to the emotions of their listeners, Gospel artists have more work to do and by their flesh, they can do little or nothing of that work. Hence the dependence on the Holy Spirit for inspiration and God-breathed lyrics.
Many songs and artists have emerged over time and somehow, because of what fans think of one, some other Gospel artists try to spice up what they do just in order to impress the fans but gospel music goes beyond impressing the cheering crowd to blessing the soul.
Howbeit, in this world of competition, there have been numerous Gospel artists who have maintained the mandate of true and sincere worship of God alone via their albums or tracks. They are the ones who see beyond the cheers of the teeming fans to the essence of the gifts that they received from God.
Amongst these people are so many, we will list out a few of them who have made it to the spotlight and have become useful tools in God’s hands to bless His people.
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Best Gospel Artistes in Nigeria
The Best Gospel artists in Nigeria include:
1. Nathaniel Bassey
He is Akwa Ibom-originated and Lagos-bred, a graduate of University of Lagos with a specialty in International Relations and Politics. Nathaniel Bassey has blessed the lives of so many with his God-inspired lyrics and tune.
Something unique about this vessel, all of his lyrics have unique messages for the soul. He sings his songs solely for kingdom advancement and with his trumpet, he deafens the ears of the devil. He is happily married to Sarah Bassey who has literally become a strong support for his ministry.
2. Osinachi Kalu
Everyone calls her Sinach. Nigeria is so blessed to have her as she has created a pathway for others. She gave her life to Jesus at a very tender teenage and immediately fell under the umbrella of God’s anointing.
She has ministered ever since her teenage and blessed a lot of lives all over the world. Her hit tracks included Way Maker, Precious Jesus, I Know Who I Am, and a lot of others.
She is happily married to Pastor Joseph Ogbu, a pastor in Christ’s Embassy. She has won several awards to her name and has a lot of international recognition.
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3. Emmanuel Benjamin
He coined his stage name Eben from the combination of different letters from both of his names. He was born in Lagos into a family of six he happens to be the fifth.
Prior to becoming a Gospel minister through songs, Eben was a rap artist and was featured in many shows but since God had a need for his talent, in 1997 when he joined Christ Embassy, he was led to change his genre of music and he started singing purely Gospel.
Ever since that time, God had never failed him as he has become instrumental in the hands of God. His fan base keeps increasing on a daily basis.
4. Frank Ugochukwu Edwards
Popularly known as Frank Edwards has been a practical fulfillment of Prov. 22 vs 29 which says “Seest thou a man diligent in his works, he shall stand before kings and not mean me” He began his career silently in the arms of God, and in a very short time, God exalted him to stand before men of great importance.
He happens to be the first Nigerian artist to collaborate with the legendary Don Moen. Frank Edwards gives his many thanks to God who connected him to Pst. Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy.
5. Mercy Chinwo
Hers is an exemplary life of tenacity. In 2012, she emerged as the Nigerian Idol and there was a lot of pressure for her to change her genre of music which she bluntly refused. This made to organizers of the show deny her her rights as the winner.
She did not hover, she went on worshipping her God as she was led. God lifted her after she had released many tracks. God made her famous and today, she is worth millions of Naira. She is not only a singer but an actress also.
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