Gospel music in Nigeria was on backstage before now. But the industry has tremendously improve in their audio-visual content and production. The is big market now for Nigeria gospel artists to tap from.
Many people are now identifying with gospel industry. Gospel artists are also celebrated in the world, There are many prominent and respected gospel artists in Nigeria. Gospel artists are individual who propagate the doctrine of Jesus Christ through worship, praise, spoken words and instruments.
Nathaniel Bassey- Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel artist from Akwaibom State, Nigeria. He is the director of music at the redeemed Christian Church of God. He had love for music at a very young age. Dr Panam Percy Paul, a prominent Nigerian Gospel music icon and pastor Eskor Mfon are some of his inspiration for entering into the gospel industry and his love for God. Bassey’s debut album Elohim in 2008, was recorded in South Africa. Nathaniel Bassey album this God is too good‘ has sold multiple copies locally and internationally. Some of hit worship songs Casting Crowns, Onise iyanu, which featured Micah Stampley and glorious fountain choir. Nathaniel Bassey made headlines in June, 2017. When he initiated a spiritual movement tagged ‘the hallelujahchallenge‘ on Instagram. It is gospel movement that bring together Christians and non-Christian toward worshipping and praying for an hour everyday at midnight. Nathan Bassey has traveled to different parts of the world for gospel concert including United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada,South Africa, Canada and more. He is married with kids to Victoria Bassey. Bassey is currently one of the top gospel singer, trumpeter and a composer his instagram page is @Nathanielblow
Frank Edwards- Frank Ugochukwu Edwards, is a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria. He is signed to the church’s LoveWorld Records. He is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. His debut album The Definition‘ was released in 2008. He began to learnt how to play the piano at a young age. Edwards was nominated as the Gospel Artiste of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in May 2011(NEA). He has won three awards for the Nigeria Gospel Music awards for male artiste of the year, best male vocalist and song of the year. Frank Edwards currently has five albums to his credit, and has sold record locally and internationally.
Joe praize- Joe Praize is also a member of Christ Embassy Love World. He is a singer, composer and songwriter. Joe praize is from Edo State, Nigeria his full name is Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe. One of praize biggest hit is Almighty God which featured Soweto gospel choir. Joe has performed around the world including South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and more. his debut album my praise has sold multiple copies and his currently touring the world and taking gospel music to greater heights.
Sinach- Sinach is one the popular female gospel artists in Nigeria. She is a label mate with Joe Praize and Frank Edwards. A member of Christ Embassy love world. Sinach sold over 200 songs and has been awarded song of the year, song writer and vocalist of the year at the Love World Awards. She Is a household name in Africa gospel music scene.
Buchi- Buchi is a renowned Nigeria reggae gospel artist. He is from Abia State. But was born in Kaduna. Buchi’s musical influences include Eric Donaldson, Joseph Hills, and Frankie Paul. His first album theseday was released in 1999. Buchi has won multiple awards including the AMEN for Best in Gospel category, reggae gospel artiste and Gospel album of the Year. he is married with four kids.