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Top 50 Notable Nigerian Gospel Musicians / Singers and facts about them

Top Nigerian Gospel Artists

This is a list of notable Nigerian gospel musicians, scroll down to read their biography

Top 50 Nigerian Gospel Musicians  2023  Artist | Singers

  • Nathaniel Bassey
  • Dunsin Oyekan
  • Sinach
  • Moses Bliss
  • Blessings Ng
  • Mercy Chinwo 
  • Steve Crown
  • Tim Godfrey
  • Kunle Ajayi
  • Lilian Nneji
  • Frank Edwards
  • Elijah Daniel Omo Majemu
  • Eben
  • Mike Abdul
  • Monique
  • Kay Wonder
  • Godstime Promise
  • Femi Okunuga
  • Judikay
  • Nosa
  • Chioma Jesus
  • Lara George
  • Minister GUC


There are several Nigerian gospel musicians. This is a list of notable Nigerian gospel musicians arranged in alphabetical order.

1.Nathaniel Bassey Hallelujah Challenge Worship Medley by Nathaniel Bassey

Nathaniel Bassey (born in 1978) is a Nigerian gospel recording artiste, singer and songwriter, trumpet player and music producer[2], famous for starting ‘Halleluyah Challenge’, a live Instagram praise session that attracts over 60,000 people, as reported on CNN.

Bassey was born and raised in Lagos. He is a native of Akwa-Ibom. He studied International Relations and Politics at the University of Lagos for two years, then he moved to London to continue studying Politics. After studying Politics, he went on to study Music at Middlesex Summer School, where he graduated as the best student.

While growing up, Bassey was fond of jazz music. He formed a Jazz quartet called ‘Spectrum 4’ with his childhood friends, after which he was invited to join the Steve Rhodes orchestra, where he played the trumpet for 2 years. While the singer began to rethink the kind of music he made, he decided to create gospel music as a tool for communicating with God.

Bassey heads the Trumpet and Ministerial Academy, an educational institution based in Lagos.

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2. Dunsin OyekanDunsin Oyekan – The Glory Experience (Songs Of Zion) Zip

Dunsin Oyekan is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, and recording artist. He is popularly known as – The Eagle. Dunsin Oyekan is also the convener of the Code Red Worship Experience.Dunsin Oyekan was born on the 5th of November 1984, in Ilorin, Nigeria, as the only son of the Gbadebo Oyekan’s family. He passed through Airforce Nursery and Primary school Ilorin. After his primary education, he proceeded to the Federal Government College Ilorin, for his secondary education, and later left there to continue his studies at the Baptist Model High School, Ilorin,Afterwards, he proceeded to the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, where he studied Industrial Chemistry. Although his wife is late, Dunsin Oyekan was married to Adedoyin Oyekan, and is blessed with two lovely children.

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3. Sinach Sinach

OSINACHI JOSEPH (nee Kalu) popularly known by the mononym SINACH, is a multi award-winning Nigerian Gospel music singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Believers Loveworld International. She is known globally for several gospel hits songs which include, ‘WayMaker’, ‘I Know Who I Am’, ‘Great Are you Lord’, ‘Rejoice’,’He did it Again’, ‘Precious Jesus’, ‘The Name of Jesus’, ‘This Is my Season’, ‘Awesome God’, ‘For This’, ‘I stand Amazed’ , ‘Simply Devoted’, ‘Jesus is Alive’ and many more.

In 2016, she was the first recipient of the LIMA Song Writer of the Decade Award,recognizing her outstanding and undeniable contribution to gospel music in the past decade, with her songs being sung in many countries, translated to many languages, on all continents of the world. In 2016, she received the African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence, putting her in a prestigious list of Africans which include Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Joyce Banda, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Fadumo Dayib, Babatunde Fashola, and a few more. Also in 2016 for the second time in a row, she won the Western Africa Artist Of The Year by Groove Awards in Kenya, and was listed by YNaija alongside Chris Oyakhilome, Enoch Adeboye as one of the top 100 influential Christians in Nigeria.

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4.Mercy Chinwo 

The award-winning and multi-talented Mercy Nnenda Chinwo popularly known as Mercy Chinwo is a beautiful Nigerian born singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a very graceful lady who rose to stardom as she won the second season of the 2012 Nigerian Idol competition sponsored by Etisalat and Pepsi.

Mercy was born on April 20 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state and she is the first daughter in a polygamous home. She lost her dad at a young age and decided to take up her musical career after he died.

This wonderful vocalist didn’t just appear from the blues, she grew up from one stage to another. First singing in the children’s choir, before moving on to the adult choir and then performing as a backup singer for awesome gospel music artists like Preye Odede, Buchi, Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize and Chris Morgan.

She is not known to disappoint her fans with her soul lifting songs even from her very first album she released in 2015 entitled “Testimony”  which was produced by Rotimi Keys. She has so far released other motivating songs like “Igwe”  which was released a year after testimony. In 2017, she dropped some awesome singles that make people become spirit-filled when listening to these songs. Mercy like I said, no dey disappoint.

Her songs; On a regularNo more painEzeOmeka AnayaTestimonyLove expressionIncredible God etc and her popular hit song Excess love including her latest track Chinedum can all be downloaded online.

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5. Blessings Ng Blessings Ng Chimobimo

Blessings was born in Nkanu LGA Enugu State Nigeria, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from university of Lagos, Blessings got involved in music at a very early age, being a member of the children’s choir in her church and transitioning to the adult choir prior to launching her musical career. Blessings lost her dad and mum at a very young age

Blessings Ng dropped her first single titled Ekele in 2015, 2 years later she dropped her second single titled Jesus Has The Final Say .Her music career soared after her first hit song “Jesus Has The Final Say & I’m So Grateful Ft. James Okon” took the market by storm


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6. Moses Bliss

Born on, Minister Moses Bliss is a multi-talented Nigerian music minister, prolific song writer, seasoned Worshipper, Music Director, and instrumentalist.

In January 2017, he released a song titled “E No Dey Fall My Hand”

In April 2018 the Abuja based worshiper, MOSS-B as he is fondly called by a lot of Fans dropped a song titled “Count On Me.” as a message to the entire Body of Christ,

June 2019 he also dropped “Too Faithful” a deep song that reaffirms the Faithfulness of God, He is too faithful to fail, Too faithful to disappoint, just like the bible says in Psalms 119:90 “His faithfulness is unto all generations…”
He has shared the stage with a lot of Gospel Greats like Sinach, Tye Tribbett, Samsong, Sonnie Badu, Buchi, Tim Godfrey and Minister Joe Praise among others.

Moses Bliss is a Nigerian Gospel minister, based in Abuja, a Gospel Artiste, pianist, Drummer , Vocal Coach, Music Director of The Engraced Music Crew (TEM crew) CEO TEM planet and Moses Bliss is a Music worshiper working  under the Loveworld Record Label  and popularly known for his gospel Hit singles “ Too Faithful, Bigger Everyday, You I Live For, E No Dey (Fall My Hand) · 2017

Moses Bliss is one of Nigeria’s Multi-Talented music minister with a Unique approach to Music. He is a prolific Song Writer, seasoned Worshipper, Music Director, Skilled Singer and Plays several Instruments.
Moses Bliss has released a couple of Singles that has really gone far and wide, enjoying airplay and blessing lives. In January 2017, he releases a song titled “E No Dey Fall My Hand” and was reported as a fast-rising minister to watch out for.
April 2018 the Abuja based worshiper, MOSS-B as he is fondly called by a lot of Fans dropped a song titled “Count On Me.” Count On Me is considered a message to the entire Body of Christ, For all who really desire to live for Jesus.

Minister Moses Bliss has shared the stage with popular Gospel artistes including Minister Sinach, Pastor Tye Tribbett, Minister Samsong, Minister Mercy Blessed (Nee Chinwo), Dr. Sonnie Badu, Buchi, Minister Tim Godfrey, and Joe Praise among others.In 2020, Minister Moses Blis won the Loveworld International Music and Arts Award (LIMA 2020). The award which is hosted yearly by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Founder, Christ Embassy, splashed $100,000 on Minister Moses Bliss in cash price for winning the 2020 edition. The award ceremony recognized giants in the gospel music industry that make up the Loveworld Music Ministry (LMAM).


7. Steve Crown Steve Crown - Nations Will Rise And Sing 2022

His birthplace and residence are Abuja and full name at the time was Uche Okolo. His interest in music began at age four, and when he became eight years old, he joined his church choir, Saint John’s Anglican Church. He later joined a well-known club, Deacons Kids Bands. At first, he loved drumming so much, and according to him, he loved frequent drumming, that it irked his parents.  He attended the University of Abuja where he gained a Diploma in Law. Music was not his first love, as he was more into visual arts and paintings. He also attended the Zamfara Federal Polytechnic where he graduated with Office Management and Technology.

He is a native of Benue State and has performed with many gospel artists such as Don Moen. And he has continued to make gospel songs and videos.

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8. Tim Godfrey

Tim Godfrey is a dynamic music director established as an embodiment of Kirk Franklin unpredictable music ideas.

He is a voice instructor, conference speaker, writer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, producer, presenter, music and Art training consultant, and musical concert clinician.

The multi -talented Tim Godfrey, Kaduna born Charismatic musician is the second born of four brothers and two sisters to the family of Mr and Mrs Victor Godfrey. He started his music training right from his teenage age, always found amongst the adult choir in his family church in Kaduna: Where he obtained his primary and secondary education.

After being a music director for over a decade with vast experience in music directing, voice grooming, song arrangement, song writing, and unpredictable performances, he started his professional music career in February 14th 2004.

Tim Godfrey is the coordinator for the Tim Godfrey and the Xtreme Crew gospel group. The Nigerian rated best contemporary gospel group by Nigerian biggest Awards given body, Awards for Musical Excellence in Nigeria, AMEN AWARDS 2005.

Tim Godfrey and the Xtreme Crew is a music ministry group evangelism oriented, poised at provided professional gospel concerts and shows nation wide with a revolutionized African music fused with western fills.

The group has a vision to Spread the gospel to the extreme of the earth, staging professional musical concerts across the Nation, depopulating hell and expanding the Kingdom of God.

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9. Frank Edwards

Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1989) is a Nigerian contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State. He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, which is home to recording artists such as Edwards himself, Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Micah Heavens and among others.

Frank Edwards was born into a family of seven. His birth name is Frank Ugochukwu Edwards. He was born in Enugu state of Nigeria. He has five siblings. He began singing at the age of ten. He learned to play the piano from his father when he was young. In his teenage years, he became a born-again Christian. He has six albums and many hit singles to his name. His recent Album Frankincense.

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10. Minister GUC

Gift Ugochi Christopher (Minister GUC) born on 8th October, who is professionally known as GUC is a gospel musician. Many of Minister GUC songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

He is known for his touching gospel music.. GUC is one of the finest gospel music ministers in Nigeria.He hails from Emohua LGA, Port-Harcourt, a local government area in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Minister GUC is a graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt which he enrolled in 2013 and speaks Ikwerre Igbo fluently. GUC attends Rhema House International Church, Anwuri Pavilion Complex, Alakahia Est West Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

GUC came into the limelight with his soul-lifting song “Desperate” and has recorded achievements with the release of the video. His signing into the EeZee Conceptz added more to his bars but at the moment, GUC Net worth is not yet estimated. In 2019, he landed a record deal with EeZee Conceptz, the same music label with Mercy Chinwo, Judikay, and Chris Morgan.

GUC has released a series of gospel singles which many Christians testified to be divine. His hit single, All That Matters, has more than 9 million streams on YouTube alone, making it one of his successful tracks.

Minister GUC is married to Nkpoikana Ntuk (Nene Ntuk), his long-time fiance. They got married on 6th March 2021 at Lemaco Halls and Garden, Plot 24/26 Ada George Road in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. GUC and his wife are blessed with a child who was born on 6th March 2022.

11. Eben

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Benjamin, aka Eben, is a popular gospel vocalist, songwriter, and minister known for his Afro-pop-, hip-hop-, and dance-influenced sound. Raised in Lago, Nigeria, Eben started out as a rapper, and eventually transitioned to studio work singing backing vocals. From there, he launched his own faith and worship-based performance career, debuting in 2007 with On the Rock, which featured the songs “Imaranma,” “Good Dey,” and “I Don Hammer.” He followed up with several equally popular albums including 2010’s Phenomenon, and 2013’s Justified. Also in 2013, he married fellow gospel vocalist Jahdiel. Magnified followed a year later. Along with his commercial success, Eben has garnered other plaudits including taking home a handful of Believers World Wide (BLW) awards including the 2014 and 2015 Worship Song of the Year. In 2016, he released his fifth studio album, Victor


 12. Kunle Ajayi

Kunle Ajayi (June 16, 1964) is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, saxophonist, televangelist and Director of Music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

He was born on June 1964 in Mushin, a local government area of Lagos State, the administrative division of Nigeria, located in the southwestern part of the country. He attended Mushin local council primary school Idioro for his primary education before he proceeded to Eko Boys High School where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate. After leaving high school he went to Ijanikin where he studied music. Formed a band called ‘The Ambassador’ with his group of friends and produced his very first album. He later married his sweet heart at The Apostolic Church Idioro, Mushin. He was ordained as an assistant pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1991 and later became a full pastor in 1997 having completed a one-year program at Faith Bible College.[5] He later studied music at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, ijanikin. He later proceeded to the Royal College of Music in London where he obtained a certificate in music.

13. Lilian Nneji

Anointed Music Minister Lilian Nneka Nneji popularly known as Lilian Nneji, is a Nigerian Female Gospel singer, songwriter, worship leader and recording Artist. Lilian, an Energetic Praise Leader was born on (July , 18) She is the 5th child in a family of Six children and from IMO State Nigerian,

She has written several songs, which has brought joy to many, telling of the importance of serving God and living a life of holiness. Lilian Nneji released her first album Titled Anointed Praise (Praise Medley) in 2011, she believes in writing from her heart and knowing what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church.
She’s Popularly known for her igbo songs rendition at the Rccg monthly programmes

She’s fondly called Odogwu and Praise machine. She is also one of the lead singers in The Redeemed Christian Church of God National Mass Choir. She has graced the stage with Gospel greats like Nathaniel bassey, Pastor Kunle Ajayi, Bukola Bekes etc. She has ministered in several Rccg churches, other denominations and one of music ministers at the Reinhard Bonke Farewell Crusade. She is an advocate of Holy Living and a teacher of the word of God. She serves as the Music Director/Worship Leader at (Rccg Lagos Province 2) and coordinates a music band called ‘Anointed Praise Team’ which plays at weddings, birthday, and other events 



14. Mike Abdul

Nigerian gospel singer with the real name Michael Olayinka Abdul popularly known as Mike Abdul is a music producer, and songwriter. He is a prolific Song Writer, Music Director, Skilled Singer and Plays several Instruments, he is the SPAGHETTI RECORDS and is popularly known for his gospel Hit singles like: korede,  morire, iro halleluyah, èyan jésù,  30 billion halleluyah

He is the founder of  Spaghetti Records and served as an executive officer at Midnight Crew Music Limited. He is a celebrated Nigerian gospel artist. And he has worked and partnered with several Nigerian gospel artistes, producers, and gospel ministers including MoniQue, Tim Godfrey, and others

Mike Abdul was born on the 12th of February 1977 in Lagos, he grew up in Lagos and partly in Ogun state. His parents grew up in Ijebu land. His father, in Ago-Iwoye while his mother grew up in Ijebu-Oru.

His love for Music kicked off professionally on the 8th of November 2001 when they founded midnight crew.

He came into the spotlight after the release of the albums Good 2 Go, Korede and Grateful. His talent won him the 2018 City People Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year. He rose to prominence as an award-winning gospel singer from Nigeria like Ada Ehi. He signed a contract with the label Spaghetti Records.


 15 Elijah Daniel Omo Majemu

Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter Daniel Elijah Oluwatosin Pupolarly known as Elijah Daniel Omo Majemu is an exceptional vocalist, High Praise and worship leader with his Unique dancing steps he has a very rare zeal for the things of God.
He is the convener of a powerful yearly program tagged WORSHIP ENCOUNTER
and this has been a blessing to thousands of souls across the globe
ELIJAH has recorded tremendous influence on different platforms across the country and even beyond. He is an award-winning artiste whose music is aimed at liberating souls and saving lives from perishing into the kingdom of darkness.
This ardent lover of God has blessed the world with sounds like Igileyin Ogba Mi, Oluwa Dide, Jesus, Victorious Praise, EMI Emi Mimo Ti Take Over and Watimagbo which stole the spotlight,
All are available for download across all media platforms.
He has been a great blessing to mankind both Christians and None-Christian in Nigeria and all over the world. He has ministered in many Churches
He’s often time been on the same platforms with the likes of Nathaniel Bassey, Chioma Jesus, Mike Abdul Tope Alabi and many other great names in the industry, all to the glory of the name of Jesus.


 16 Kay Wonder

Mr Kayode Solomon Eludiwura popularly known as Kay Wonder is a seasoned and veteran musician whose love for God knows no bound.

He started off singing at age five at The Apostolic Church,in Abeokuta Ogun~state where he learnt to play all musical instruments including the keyboard, drumset, and all Strings..etc. Much later, he gradually formed a band with which he performed both gospel and secular music.

He had his primary and secondary school in Abeokuta. After relocating to Lagos, he furthered his studies in Lagos State University, Lasu Ojo…from where he bagged his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013 in the discipline of History and International Studies

During his studies, he launched into career music professionally performing in different strands, genres and at different occasions.

Having released four Albums of secular music, KayWonder joined the Redeemed Christmas Church of God after his rededication to God in 2012 at RCCG, Peace House then under the headship of Pst Oladipupo, but currently under the pastorate of Pst Daniel Balogun, a Provincial Headquarters, Province 49.

He was at many occasions under the ministrations of Pst J.T Kalejaiye during his special Anointing Services and under the choir leadership of Pst Samuel Folorunsho Foli at Province 7 at Overcomer Assembly Abule-Odu Egbeda Lagos.

KayWonder in 2015 joined the RCCG National Mass Choir Under the leadership of Pastor Kunle Ajayi and in the same year was privileged by His grace, to minister twice on the podium during the Holy Ghost Congress, in December 2015 themed ‘Flood Gates of Heaven’, ministering the song ‘Onikokoro Orun’ which got a wide acclaim for its import. Due to popular demand, the Album ‘Flood Gates of Heaven’ was released in August 2016. Four months after, another Album titled “Breakthrough High Praise” was also released and went into market circulation with a more gleeful acceptance.



 17 Femi Okunuga

Femi Okunuga is a young vibrant musician who stands in the fore-runners of world class Gospel Music Ministers. Signed unto One Halelluyah Records.

He released his first debut sing “Open Up the Heavens” in 2012, Second single “Emi Orun, in 2013, then he went on to release the popularly acclaimed worship song “Only You… Alpha My Beginning, Omega My Very End, You are worthy to be Praised Only You Only You” in 2015.


18 Godstime Promise

GodsTime Promise

Anointed Gospel Minister of God Godstime Promise, is a Lagos, Nigeria based
Praise and Worship Leader and Multi-instrumentalist, a singer, and songwriter,
born into a family of 6, hails from Orsu, Imo State, Nigeria. He is solely called into Worship Ministry with the mandate of Salvation and Healing. He has been privileged to work very closely with some renowned Gospel Music Ministers

the acclaimed Gospel music minister Promise Obinna popularly known as Godstime Promise started music at a very tender age, He was a chorister then and discovered that he is moving forward to achieve his goals. With time, he joined a music group GT Band, where he was trained and enlightened. This group enabled him to know more about music.
It is with the help of this group that he was able to start as a petty musician. When he started as a petty musician it wasn’t easy but by the special grace of God, he was able to overcome the fear and difficulties he faced during the period. He never lost hope because he knew that he is heading to a greater height. God has been showing him his blessings and protection from any form of arrow projected against him. He left the music group in 2013 and started music as his personal occupation. He was visiting Churches singing for them and showcasing his God’s given talent.


19 Peterson Okopi


Nigerian Gospel artist Peterson Okopi is a dynamic worship leader whose worship session is always light up with the glorious presence of the holy spirit. Peterson who hails from Benue state, North Central Nigeria is a twin and last born of 6. His love for music sprang up at age 5.

The third runner up for destiny child Gospel talent hunt season 3. Peterson, in the year 2015 and two others  started a Gospel accapella band,  “De’lighters” which consisted of three people which lasted for 3years but he got the best of experience. 


 20 Tope Alabi

Evangelist Patricia Temitope Alabi was born on 27th October 1970 to the family of Pa Joseph Akinleye Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. The only daughter out of the three children in the family was born in Lagos state, but her state of origin is Yewa, Imeko, in Ogun state.

A household name in the Nigerian Gospel music industry, she is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music composer, and actress.

She remembered her mother’s love for singing to herself always, even though she was not a professional singer or choir member. Tope said that her mother wanted her to become a reverend sister early because of a vision she had about her daughter being God’s. she later realized this is not what was meant by these words, and never tried to put her daughter in the assembly.

Her passion and talent for singing were discovered through messages from God in her sleep. She was made to understand that this is what she has to do in life.

Tope was formerly a member of the Jester International comedy group. Later on, she worked with other popular traveling and stage theatre groups in both Ibadan and Lagos. She later moved into gospel music after she gave her life to Christ.


21 Judikay


Judikay, a renowned gospel artist was born as Judith Kanayo, but her stage name has become everyone’s choice. She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the Redeemer’s University, owned by Redeemed Christian Church of God in Osun state. It’s not known when Judikay was born as that has not been made public. However, we are pretty sure she hails from an Igbo background. Also, we don’t think she has any relationship with Kanayo O. Kanayo. Judikay is singed under EeZee Concept with the likes of celebrated musicians such as Mercy Chinwo, GUC, and Chris Morgan.

Judikay aka Judith has been on the gospel music scene for quite a long time. Her music career began with her being the back-up singer for Akinwunmi Nathan Oluniyi Akiremi better known as Florocka. In 2013, she released her first single titled “Nobody Else”. Ever since Judikay has been a voice to reckon with in the gospel music niche.



In 2019, Judikay earned her spot in the limelight when she released “More than Gold”, a piece of heart-warming gospel music that adores the beauty of God. Judikay’s “More than Gold” features Mercy Chinwo, a star female gospel artist in Nigeria, and by their melody, lives has been blessed.



22 Victor Thompson

Victor Ufuoma Thompson well known as Victor Thompson (born 11 November 1986) is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. He is notable for the song “This Year (Blessings)” released in January 2023

Thompson started singing at an early age. He was a contestant in The Voice Nigeria, Season 2 in 2017.

He debuted the music scene officially with his first single “Miyeruwe” in November, 2018. In January 2023, he released the single “This Year (Blessings)” featuring Nigerian co-singer Ehis D’Greatest. The single topped the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats chart at number 35 and also peaked as No. 14 in the United Kingdom according to the Official Charts.

Other singles he has released include “Not Moved”, “You Make All Things Beautiful” and “Thank You”. In July 2023, he was nominated for the 16th Headies Awards in the category for Best Inspirational Single, alongside Davido, Neon Adejo, Nathaniel Bassey and others.



23 Dare Justified

Oluwadamilare Dare Justified, whose real name is Samuel Ogunderin, is a Nigerian gospel musician, songwriter, recording artist, and leader of praise and worship. He was born on May 3, 1991, in Oyo State, Nigeria. He is the eighth child in a family of eight and a mass communication graduate of Nigeria’s National Open University (NOUN).

Oyo State is where Minister Dare Justified was raised. He was a member of the renowned apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola’s Christ Apostolic Church. Being ministers and church leaders, his parents regularly dragged him and his brothers to church even when they didn’t want to. His mother had occasionally made him go to women-only prayer gatherings where she made him sing and pray for the women. He was the last kid, so even though he cried in protest, Minister Dare Justified claimed that his mother would always hand-pick him among his siblings and that he had no choice but to follow her to the church. This encounter made music a significant part of him.



24 Preye Odede

Preye Oyinkepreye Odede as his real name is, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, nusic director and multi award winning artist. Preye hails from the heart of isampour, ekeremor in bayelsa state, Nigeria but currently lives in Portharcourt the same country. He was born on June 16th but his year of birth remains private.

As a teen, he became a member of his church choir in assemblies of God church.

During his early days as his love for music grows. He formed a group called born 2 praise.

His song Ebezina was as a result of the challenges his family faced for some years before God came to their rescue.




24 Bidemi Olaoba

Minister Bidemi Olaoba whose full name is Abidemi Ayodeji Ogunmolu, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and music composer. He is known for singing Gospel HighLife music in a Fuji Style.
Minister Bidemi Olaoba has been into music from a young age, a talent that grew up with him as far as his student years in the Civil Engineering department at the Yaba College of Technology. From there, he proceeded to the University of Lagos to study Economics at the Master’s Degree level and graduated in 2021.
Minister Bidemi Olaoba came to limelight after his second single, ‘Bonjour’.
Olaoba was born in a Christian home in Lagos, Nigeria into a family of six. He comes from Ikale Okitipupa, Ondo State.[2] Bidemi studied Civil Engineering at the Yaba College Of Technology, Lagos and Economics[3] at the University Of Lagos, Nigeria.
Olaoba Started his musical career as a worship leader in the choir at Christ Apostolic Church[4] and became involved in the CAC Music Ministry and Redeemed Christian Church of God. After beginning his official career, Olaoba released his first single, “Final Say”, in 2016. He became known for his popular phrase “The Bible Says”.



25 Chioma Jesus 

Evangelist Amaka Okwuoha popularly called Chioma Jesus is a female Nigerian gospel artiste and one of the most popular indigenous gospel songwriter from the eastern part of Nigeria.

Chioma Jesus hails from Imo State and she came to the limelight through her first song in 2003 titled “Chioma Jesus” Ever since then, her name has been a household name and it has continued to ring a bell in the gospel music world.

Chioma Jesus is best known for using the Igbo language to write and sing her songs, occasionally seasoned with English but surprisingly, her first ever song was written in the Yoruba language.

However, her desire and passion are to use her song to win more souls for Christ and to see gospel artists becoming what God has called them to be.

Amaka Okwuoha was given birth to in a poor community in Lagos state, in the heart of an environment that can be described as underdeveloped. But this didn’t hinder her from developing her God-given talent.


26 TY Bello

Toyin Sokefun-Bello (born 14 January 1978), better known as TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. Prior to pursuing a solo career, she was a member of the now defunct gospel band Kush. Bello is a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field. She is best known for her singles “Greenland”, “Ekundayo”, “This Man”, “Freedom” and “Funmise”.

Bello was born on 14 January 1978, in Ogun State, Nigeria. She attained a degree in economics from the University of Lagos. She briefly practised journalism and eventually ventured into photography. Bello emerged onto Nigeria’s musical landscape as a member of the defunct group Kush, an acronym for Kinetically Ushering Salvation into Hearts and Homes. Other members of the group included Lara George, Dapo Torimiro and rapper Emem Ema. Kush gained popularity in the early 2000s with the single “Let’s Live Together”; the group managed to release an album before disbanding.

 27 Nosa

Nosa Omoregie, professionally known as Nosa, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer. He is currently signed to Chocolate City. His debut studio album, Open Doors, was released on 14 March 2014 and supported by the singles “Always Pray for You”, “Why You Love Me” and “Always on My Mind”.

Nosa Omoregie, hails from Benin City, Edo State and studied Engineering in UNIBEN.

Nosa started out in the children’s choir in church and is majorly influenced by gospel singers like Fred Hammond and Kim Burrell and the noted R n B group Boyz II men. He later got to love jazz and soul music and then rock, for the simplicity of it. He is also greatly influenced by Afro-Highlife.

Nosa’s aim with his music is to create a bridge between music genres while making sure the gospel aspect of it is on a fore-front platform just as the other genres i.e a unique merger of sorts: creatively superimposing a soul tune on a high-life beat, a high-life verse with a rock-y chorus or singing ‘Pidgin’ English with an R n B flavor while proclaiming an inspirational and uplifting message to his listeners.


28 Buchi


Born on 24th June, Minister Buchi Bwai is a gospel musician with an exceptional touch for gospel reggae music. He is a songwriter, producer and author

Born in Kaduna , Nigeria to parents of Abia State origin, Buchi’s early education began in Enugu and took him through Methodist College , Uzuakoli and Federal Government College , Enugu . In 1983, he came to Lagos to study English Language and Literary Studies at the University of Lagos , obtained a BA in 1986, MA in 1988 and later the same year took up an appointment to lecture at the same institution alongside a PhD programme. Buchi remained at the Department of English until 1994 when he yielded to the higher calling to propagate the gospel of Jesus through writing and singing in the reggae genre.
While in the university, his casual involvement in black activism through reggae club became intense after listening to Oliver Thambo and the officials of ANC (African National Congress) from South Africa, during the club’s exhibition on “Apartheid in South Africa” Again, having studied the black activist literature of Dennis Bruts, Professor Wole Soyinka, Muta Baruka and the likes, his preoccupation with reggae music as an “outcry against oppression” became deeper. Little wonder he also became involved in one of the campus confraternities which at the time prided themselves as anti oppression movements. This preoccupation with reggae music took a new turn when his friend Ras Kimono invited him to join the team of deejays on the Floating Bukka – a reggae nightclub situated on a docked vessel on the Marina , Lagos Island.
Foremost on the list of Buchi’s strong musical influences are Eric Donaldson, Joseph Hills , Burning Spear and Frankie Paul. In 1992, Buchi gave his life to Jesus Christ in Christ Embassy Church and transmitted from the nightclub to the choir of that ministry, where he has remained till date. 1st album released 1999 (These Days) 2nd album released 2002 (So Beautiful) 3rd album released 2005 (What a Life) Married to Jane with 4 children Has ministered in church concerts including Reinhard Bonnke’s stadium-packed outreaches. Multiple award winner including prestigious AMEN for Best in Gospel Category, 1999 Faith, POMP and TOMA Awards for Best Artiste, Reggae Artiste and Gospel album of the year variously.

29 Adeyinka Alaseyori

Adeyinka Alaseyori is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter .. Adeyinka Alaseyori hails from ondo state, Nigeria and currently lives in the Lagos the same country. She was born on June 4 but the year of her birth has not been revealed to us yet

So too, Adeyinka Alaseyori started singing since she was in higher institution like every other upcoming artist who is been invited for programs.

Thus, her limelight came after releasing the oniduro song which takes her from an upcoming artist to be a professional singer.

In brief, recall that tope alabi her issue with Adeyinka Alaseyori which broke the internet as at June 2021 over her song oniduro.

Moreso, the saga between this two indigenous gospel artist did not last more than one week which saw yinka fan base grew.

Moreover, tope alabi apologizes to yinka over the issue which was supposed to be private other than public.

30 Tkeyz

TKEYZ Is a blessed & anointed music minister. A well-honed Musician, Recording artiste, Producer, Director & Creative-Preneur. His journey has been phenomenal and his ministry has been of huge impact and a great blessing to many.  Follow “ TKEYZ MUSIC “ on all social media platforms: • Instagram: @Tkeyz_music • Twitter: @Tkeyzmusic •

31 Minister Samsong

Minister Samsong, whose real name is Samson Uche Mogekwu was born on 30th November, 1974. Minister Samsong is a Nigerian gospel artist, based in Abuja, Nigeria. He has had a successful recording career with radio hits like Bianule, and a handful of accolades such as The Psalmist Award in 2000, and recently being nominated as “best Gospel Artist” by Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in New York in 2008. He has graced the stage with Gospel greats like Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Panam Percy Paul, as well as successful mainstream artists like Donell Jones, Kenny Latimore, 112, 2Baba, D’Banj, Faze, and Styl Plus.

Samson Uche born in Delta State, Nigeria. He discovered his talent for singing while in high school. It was also in high school he was monikered Samsong.

He attended college, and majored in Accounting and graduated from the great Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.

Samsong formed a quartet known as Praise Creation. They were signed to Ivory Music Label, and released their debut album in 1996 titled “Best of Life”.

The group however broke up, and Samsong became a solo artist, releasing his debut CD in 2002, titled “Count Your Blessings”. His album was a success, garnering airplay, and resulting in winning The Psalmist Award that same year. (1) His sophomore cd was released in 2004, titled “Still Counting”. Samsong had become a bona fide celebrity and gospel star at this point, having songs and video in rotation radio and TV, and receiving top billing in concerts

32 Austin Adigwe

Austin Adigwe is the third child of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adigwe from Ubulu-Uku Town in Delta.

Austin as fondly called by friends and Colleagues was born into a devout Catholic home and grew through the ranks as an Altar Boy, a Chorister and Pianist.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lagos State University Ojo, Master of Science in Economics from University of Lagos and currently a PhD student of Lagos State University Ojo.

Austin is a banker with many years of experience which he combines with Part-Time Lecturing at Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo Campus.

He is happily married  with five (5) lovely children

He’s journey into the Gospel music scene is to inspire, win souls for Christ through his messaging, and take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every corner of the world.

His brand of gospel songs will inspire, motivate and support every healing process in your life

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33 Chinyere Udoma

Chinyere Udoma (born in 1976 in Ibadan), is a Nigerian female gospel artist from the eastern part of Nigeria, she started her music career back when she was still in secondary school.

She is a beautiful, talented and amazing woman who praises God and touches people’s hearts with her songs.

Chinyere Udoma is one of the most known gosple music artistes in Nigeria. Her fans also call her “Big Mother” and “Sister Chi”. Besides releasing songs and performing in different places, Chinyere is also known as a philanthropist.

Her song titled Agu neche mba is one of the most popular singles of her early period which also helped in boosting her fame, and it is strongly loved by Nigerians (mostly the eastern part). But the real fame came to Chinyere Udoma after releasing a successful single titled “Wind of Glory”



34 Yadah

Praise Kukeurim Daniel, stage-named Yadah, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and fashion designer based in Nigeria.

Yadah’s music is characterized by its message of God’s love and grace, and she has released several successful songs, including “Beyond Me,” “Onye Nwere Jesus”, “Free of Charge,” “Onye Inaputara,” and “Na Your Hand” and many more.

With over 13 million views on her youtube channel Yadah’s songs have been accompanied by numerous testimonies of people who have been touched by their message and have come to understand God’s loving grace.

In addition to her solo works, EP and album, Yadah has also collaborated with a number of other notable names in the music industry, including Mercy Chinwo, Solomon Lange, Chris Morgan, Manus Akpanke, and Prospa Ochimana.

She has worked with producers such as Sunny Pee, Prinx Emmanuel, T-klex, AY Klasiq, Donsam, among others.

Yadah’s drive and passion for music is rooted in her desire to share the gospel and reach as many people as possible with the message of the hope of salvation. She believes in the power of dreams and that anyone can achieve their goals if they are willing to put in the work and effort.



35 Sunmisola Agbebi

Sunmisola Agbebi Biography
Sunmisola Agbebi Biography

Sunmisola Agbebi Elizabeth well known as “Sunmisola Agbebi” (born 2 May 1998) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and worship leader. In November 2020, she released her debut single  titled ” Amazing” but gained popularity in 2020 with the hit single “Koseunti”, a reworked version of an old Christ Apostolic Church worship song.

Sunmisola Agbebi started singing at a very early age and had her first music performance at the age of four. In 2017, she was declared the winner of the Ikorodu Radio Music Challenge

In November 2020, she debuted her single “Amazing” which was first published on YouTube by EmPawa Africa. Two years after in February 2022, she came up with the hit single “Koseunti”, a song produced by Efe Mac Roc and with which she came into the limelight.

In October 2022, Sunmisola organized a live recording music concert titled, “AIIIH” meaning “As Is It In Heaven” at the Charis Event Center, Lagos State. At the concert, she released a modified version of the hit song “My Daddy My Daddy” featuring the original singer Lawrence Oyor.

In November 2022, she was invited to perform a song titled “The Garden of Our Heart” at the Dubai Expo alongside Grammy award winner, A R Rahman and the Firduas Orchestra.

In December 2022, she also performed at an annual Christmas concert with musician Joe Mettle.[9][10] In April 2023, she was featured by Folabi Nuel in a song titled “He’s Alive”





36 Chissom Anthony

Chissom Anthony is a Nigerian Gospel singer-songwriter, immensely talented and well rooted to her craft, she has been on the professional music scene for a while now dishing out amazing melodies to glorify the name of the Lord.

Chissom started singing as early as when she was 8 years old in the children’s choir at her then Local church, Assemblies of God church, having been raised by devout Christian parents, Chissom grew in her faith, wisdom, and understanding also honing her musical talent to become the person she is today.

Chissom Anthony has a lot of songs out from the inception of her music career, a lot of which have amassed great praise from people around her and beyond, she has been consistent ever since and has recently released her new album “GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST” which is garnering the much-needed plays and people are in awe already. There are a lot of hardworking Gospel Singers out there today doing the work of Christ the best way they know how, releasing songs and albums, organizing Christian outreaches and pushing this Gospel to the ends of the earth. A perfect example is the Gifted Chissom Anthony who has been consistent with what she does.


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