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Richest Nigerian Gospel Musicians 2020 / 2021

Top 10 Richest Gospel Artists In Nigeria 2021

List Of Top Richest Gospel Musicians  / Artists / Singers in Nigeria


There are some popular Nigerian musicians who have dominated the gospel industry in recent times. These gospel artists are not only popular in Nigeria but are also known in Africa and worldwide.

Their songs and voices are nothing compared to the richest musicians we have in Nigeria as they
sing Christian music known to praise God and elevate the soul. Best Gospel musicians in Nigeria Today
Although, not all gospel musicians in Nigeria that are very popular, we have identified 10 of these Nigeria’s richest praise singers who can compete with the best gospel artists in the world. Their singles and albums have topped charts while most have won several awards.

Below is a current list of top 10 richest gospel musicians we have in Nigeria today

Richest Gospel Musicians in Nigeria 2020 / 2021

  • Sinach
  • Frank Edwards
  • Nathaniel Bassey
  • Mercy Chinwo
  • Sammie Okposo
  • Yinka Ayefele
  • Eben
  • Tope Alabi
  • Chioma Jesus
  • Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke




Sinach (Osinachi Kalu) is the fourth richest gospel musician in Nigeria, the multi-award-winning Nigerian Gospel music singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Believers Love world is known globally for several gospel hits songs. Sinach is currently the richest gospel artist in Nigeria today. She has truly become famous in the Nigerian gospel music industry with hit tracks such as “Way Maker” which was widely received online with the track having over 150 million views on YouTube, ‘I Know Who I Am’ and “Great are you Lord”. The gospel artist earns her money from live performance in gospel shows, endorsement deals, and album sales. She organizes the “SINACH LIVE IN CONCERT”, a series of worship concerts which in 2017 alone, held in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Amsterdam, Cameroon, USA, Trinidad, Tobago, British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Lusaka and 13 more countries around the world. At each location, thousands and thousands gather to worship God from all over the Country, packed and sold out.

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2)Frank Edwards

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Taking the number two spot on this list is Frank Ugochukwu Edwards. Frank Edwards is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State. He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, the record label is one of the most successful in the industry. If you listen to gospel music in Nigeria then you can’t miss the name, Frank Edwards. The gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, endorsement deals, and album sales. His first album ”The Definition” in 2008 brought him to limelight the album was a huge success that acted as a major revenue booster for the artist. He is an active member of Christ embassy church founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s whom took it upon himself to promote the artists songs and album amongst his congregation. He also has a collaboration with internationally acclaimed gospel singer Don Moen which was a major revenue booster for him through song sales.


3). Nathaniel Bassey

Nathaniel Bassey

Nathaniel Bassey is a Gospel artiste who expresses his love for God through his music. The Gospel artist recently did a viral live worship session on social media tagged “Hallelujah Challenge” which was widely received by fans and celebrities and also attracted the attention of CNN. Nathaniel’s debut album Elohim has been described as a spiritual and Artistic masterpiece with the hit track “Someone’s knocking at the door” a soft-rock tune currently generating so much interest locally and internationally. Nathaniel Bassey earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, endorsement deals and music production.


4). Mercy Chinwo 

Mercy Chinwo  is a multiple award-winning Nigerian gospel artist, 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.
Mercy Chinwo 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.

Some of Her Songs; Excess Love, No More Pain, Igwe, Chinedum, Omekannaya, Regular, Bor Ekom, Imenem, Incredible God, Eze, Testimony, Love Expression, Inhedinma, Receive it, With All My Heart, Power Belongs to Jesus, I Am, Responsibility, Receive…


5). Sammie Okposo

Sammie Okposo is a multiple award-winning Nigerian gospel artist. He is a music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment. Sammie Okposo  was born in Delta state and started his music career in the year 1995. Sammie Okposo earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, and music production. He is also United Nations Youth Ambassador for World Peace, who has featured prominently in sold out concerts all over Africa, Europe, America, and Nigeria.


6). Yinka Ayefele

Yinka Ayefele is a Nigerian music producer and gospel singer. He is the only gospel artist to have received a national award (he was conferred with Member of the Order of the Nigeria, MON). Ayefele began his music career in 1997 after he was involved in an automobile accident which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. Ayefele released his first album (Bitter Experience) in 1998 and this album brought him into the limelight. Ayefele earns money from live shows and gospel concert, social functions, album sales and endorsement deals. He reportedly has various properties one of which is in Oyo state worth over 800 million naira


7). Eben

Eben is one of Nigeria’s most prominent gospel artists. Eben came to national prominence with his hit track “Imarawa”. Eben joins the rich list claiming the seventh position on the list of richest gospel artist in Nigeria. The Gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, and music production. The gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows and album sales. He is the CEO of HAMMER HOUSE OF ROCK, with a business arm called the HAMMER HOUSE VENTURES {Video and music production, event management and interior decoration}.


8). Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi (arguably the most prominent Yoruba language gospel artist in Nigeria) is a gospel singer, film music composer, and actress. If you are a lover of Yoruba gospel music, this is one gospel artist whose voice you can’t help but love. She is also an actress, featuring in a host of Yoruba films. Tope Alabi earns her money from Yoruba movie soundtrack production, gospel concerts and shows, album sales and endorsement deals. A few of her most popular and bestselling songs are “E Gbe Ga”, “Mino L’Oluwa”, “Angeli Mi”, and “Olorun Gbangba”.


9). Chioma Jesus


Chioma Jesus is a top Nigerian female gospel singers, and very popular for her hat which she’d always be spotted on. She became popular after her song, ‘Chioma Jesus‘ became a hit and has remained in limelight ever since.

Chioma Jesus started singing in her native church choir at the age of 9. Her Pator inspired her to develop her gift and helped her make her way into the music industry.

Chioma Jesus started her singing career at the Scripture Union Fellowship about twenty years ago as a soloist, chorus leader backed up with musical instruments.

Back then she also gives special numbers that are heart touching and soul inspiring in various church programmes and crusades. Sometimes her immediate younger sister Ogechi will back her up. This led to her invitation to sing in various meetings, fellowships and crusades.

The first song that was released by Chioma Jesus was written in the Yoruba language. At the time she had been learning the English language, which would increase her potential. She became well-known in 2010 after nominated for a category in the Delta Yadah Award, She ended up winning both times in 2011 and 2012.

The Delta Yadah is the annual concert which is usually held in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

It features the anointed, seasoned, and professional gospel music ministers who are proudly some of Nigeria finest.

Her most popular song titled “Praise” was released in 2011. It reached the top of the gospel charts in Nigeria. During her career, she cooperated with other gospel singers such as Samsong, Sinach, etc.

Chioma Jesus newest album is titled My Testimony released in the year 2019.

Chioma Jesus Songs from My Testimony album includes: Prophetic Praise, I Have Never Seeb Anyone Like You, Onye Ukwu meaning Great, Ejim Chukwu Ugwo meaning I Have the God of Payment, Okemmuo meaning The Spirit of the Spirit, Chukwu Okike Imela (Almighty God Thank You), Odiro Onye Dika Gi meaning There is no one Like You.

More of Chioma Jesus songs from The Testimony Album includes: Baba You Are so Great, Holy Holy and I Have Got the Power

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10).Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke

For the sixth richest gospel musician, we are going for a couple rather than an individual. The Okeke’s are the most recognized Igbo gospel artists in Nigeria today. Their hit album, “Akan-cha-wa” went multi-platinum, gaining wide acceptance across the length and breadth of Nigeria. The wife, (who is also the lead vocalist) Njideka Okeke was introduced to music by her husband, Prince Gozie Okeke who helped nurture her in the art of singing. After 4 Years of Separation, Gozie Okeke Reconciled with the wife, Njideka Okeke in 2014. In 2010, the couple celebrated their 14 years wedding anniversary. The two love birds could not hide their feelings for each other as they took to their social media accounts to share the goodness of the Lord in their home as they are also blessed with three children.

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