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Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians 2022 Artist | Singers

 Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians  2022  Artist | Singers 

  1. Nathaniel Bassey
  2. Dunsin Oyekan
  3. Sinach
  4. Tim Godfrey
  5. Blessings Ng
  6. Frank Edwards
  7. Mercy Chinwo 
  8. Steve Crown
  9. Austin Adigwe
  10. Eben 


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

Top 10 Gospel Musicians in Nigeria in 2022

1.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.

Top 10 Gospel Musicians in Nigeria in 2022

After studying Politics, he went on to study Music at Middlesex Summer School, where he graduated as the best student.

Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians 2022 Artist | Singers

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.

Top 10 Gospel Musicians in Nigeria in 2022

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

Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians  2022  Artist | Singers

2. Dunsin Oyekan

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.

Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians  2022  Artist | Singers

3. 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.

4. 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.

Leaders: Top 10 Nigerian Gospel Musicians  2022  Artist | Singers

5. Blessings Ng

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.

6. 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.

7.Mercy Chinwo 

he 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.

8. Steve Crown 

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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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