Nigerian gospel
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Gospel music is a kind of African, motivational Christian music that has become a major part of Nigerian music. In the 1960s the Evangelical Church of West Africa Choir was popular, and in the early 1970s Bola Aare, Sola Rotimi, Good women Choir, Ebenezer Obey and later, Panam Percy Paul, Onyeka Onwenu, Lanre Teriba (ATORISE), Tope Alabi, Asu Ekiye, Keffi, and Sammie Okposo were notable. Also, in the early 1970s & 80s Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa's choir, The Christian Redeemed Voices were known for their gospel sound. He the late Bishop, would purchase instruments for the choir and each one of them would be mastered by skillful musicians. The Bishop would challenge his student pastors and young adult church members to pick up instruments and play them. Play them...they did, no training only the gift of God deposited and called out by the Bishop. There was a lady by the name of Minister Dorothy James (Evangel Temple, USA) and Rev. David Mporampora(Uganda)they transformed gospel music in West Africa. Nigeria in particular. I would say without a doubt, they laid the foundation of the sound we now hear. Many students were from other West African nations and they took that sound and passion for Gospel music back with them. Jackson Tugbeh (Liberia), now (Lagos) Rev. Lesley Tex (Ghana) were students and a part of the influence. The Arts, the worship dance saw its start in Africa in the Church of God Mission. Thanks to Arch Bishop Idahosa who was open to all God had for his people, the gospel sound would never be the same. The fusion in music and the gospel he bought to Africa is still amazing.

A number of gospel artistes have released albums that are quite commendable such as Ty Bello, AMAA (Abimbola Awolumate's Everlasting Arms), Foluke Umosen, Soji Israel, Segun Obe, Samsong among others. Artistes like Rooftop MCs, The Bossman, BOUQUI, Frank Edwards[1] and Segun Ogundeko(The Lord's trumpeter) are also very well known for their gospel hip hop styles. They have released singles and albums that have won several awards.

Besides the above mentioned gospels artistes, we have some others who have made national and international impact. They include: Kunle Ajayi, Buchi, Sinachi, Yetunde Are among others. There are also some notable church choirs that have distinguished themselves especially with contemporary music. Worthy of mentioning is Oyo Province 4 Mass choir of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus Embassy, Christ Embassy, Oke Bola - Ibadan, Nigeria.

Also, there are many Nigerian gospel artists based in other parts of the world whose music has a strong influence on Nigerians, home and abroad. Such artists include Jide Arowolo (UK), Dayo Bello (UK), David Ojo (USA), Funmi Williams (UK), [1] Oluwakemi (UK), Gbenga Wise (USA), Martin Adu (Netherland) Peter Onu De-Nice (Germany), Osene Odia-Ighodaro (USA) and el Mafrex (UK) who recently got nominated for the 2012 MOBO Awards.[2]

Now Christian rock artistes like Frank Edwards, Joe Praise and Eben are joing the forum of Good gospel artistes. Frank Edwards which is the hottest of them all and can be called the best gospel artiste in Nigeria for now is making waves with his music as he brings people to another dimension of rock and worship with his songs. Nigeria's Gospel music is still rising fast with the emergence of gospel artistes like Psalm Ebube, Tb one, to mention a few.
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Some Of Nigeria gospel musician
* Evang. Bola Are
* Buchi
* Chioma Jesus
* Baba Ara
* Tope Alabi
* Ebenezer Obey
* Gbenga-Jubilee Brothers
* Infinity
* Gbenga Adenuga
* Dove Media (RCCG)
* Sammie Okposo
* Yinka Ayefele
* Funmi Aragbaiye
* Evangelist Timi Osukoya, (Telemi)
* Frank Edward
* Jahdiel
* Samsung
* Midnight Crew
* Mike Aremu
* Lara George
* Yemi Sax
* Sinach

Still Counting. If you feel you know more Musician that suppose to be on this list please write your comment. or send a mail to noblekool@gmail.com

Jahdiel, a talented female musician that sings gospel music. Her real name is Grace Okoduwa. She attended Aunty Ayo International School south west Ikoyi, where she did her primary and secondary school.

Grace Okoduwa, popularly known as Jahdiel, is a Nigerian gospel musician. Jahdiel is a Hebrew word of a Greek origin belonging to the Manasseh family according to Bible history. Jahdiel actually means ‘Jehovah gives joy’ or ‘Jehovah makes me rejoice.
She started singing as young as five when she joined her church's choir and started playing the piano/keyboard at thirteen.
Jahdiel is no stranger when it comes to Gospel Music. If you remember “HERITAGE”  a song that brought her to limelight some few years back you will sure know that Jahdiel has a lot to offer when it comes to delivering good music to her fans and also inspire people through her music.

Sammie Okposo
Born on the 30th of may,  Nigeria born multiple award winning international gospel artist, dedicated time in youthful years to his local church playing piano for the choir from age 10. his music profession started in 1992 when he joined the Nigeria Movie Industry as a sound Track Producer and later ventured into music Production. Today, he is credited for producing hits for some biggest names in the Nigeria Music Scene.

Sammie Okposo, a globacom ambassador, music producer, A Psalmist, Entertainment Consultant, and md/ceo of zamer entertainment in the year 2000 took the African music scene to anotherlevel with the release of his debut album titled unconditional Love. The hit track of the album “WELU-WELU” gained a lot of local and international popularity so much so that in 2004, Sammie was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Day and July 4th Independence day Celebration respectively by the American ambassador to Nigeria.

He is a united nations youth ambassador for world peace and has featured prominently in concerts all over Nigeria, Africa, Europe, and America he has shared the same stage with the likes of Donnie Mcclurkin, Israel Houghton, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Don Moen, Jessy Dickson, Nicole Mullen, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Olomide, Awilo Logombe.

Sammie with his twelve piece band “D X Generation” are labelled as one of the most electrifying musicians and inspiring voices in Africa. His music has won him not only a wide audience and critical acclaim, but also numerous awards in appreciation of his works, UNCONDITIONAL LOV, ADDICTED and NO MORE DRAMA.

Frank Edwards (gospel musician) 

Early life
Mr. Edwards was born into a family of seven. He has five siblings. He begun singing at the age of ten years. He learned to play the piano from his father when he was young. In his teenage years, he became a Christian.
Church life
Frank Edwards (nicknamed rich boy) is a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria and LoveWorld Music Ministry. 
Music life
Mr. Edwards plays several musical instrument and is a keyboardist in Christ Embassy Church. His debut album The Definition was released in 2008. It was 14 track album and was distributed by Honesty Music.Angels on the Runway his second album was released in 2010 and another one Unlimited in 2011.He has four albums currently, the latest one "tagjam" was released in November 2011 which he specially made for teenagers and the young at heart. He is currently known as Nigeria's Hottest Gospel rock artiste Now in Nigeria.
In May 2011 he was nominated as the Gospel artiste of the year in the 6th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA). He won the award of the best Gospel Rock artiste in the 1st annual Awards 
1. ^ a b "Frank Edwards Song "beautiful" Is Awesome! He Is A God Sent Blessing To Nigeria". www.nairaland.com. http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-421039.0.html. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
2. ^ a b c "Nigeria: The Emergence of Love World Records". www.allafrica.com. http://allafrica.com/stories/200908310250.html. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
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4. ^ "NEA Awards 2011 Nomination Party, Themed: Casino Celebrity Night". www.connectnigeria.com. http://www.connectnigeria.com/articles/nea-awards-2011-nomination-party-themed-casino-celebrity-night/388. Retrieved 2 August 2011.


Background information
Birth name Samson Uche Mogekwu
Born November 30th, 1974
Origin Delta State, Nigeria
Contemporary Gospel, R&B
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Minister
Instruments Vocalist,
Years active 1990 - present
Boogie Down Concept.
Website Official Website

Samsong is an award winning 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, TuFace, D’Banj, Faze, and Styl Plus.

He was born Samson Uche Mogekwu in Delta State, Nigeria. He discovered his talent for singing while in high school. It was also in high school he was monikered Samsong. . (1)
He attended college, and majored in Accounting. In 1991, he 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". He continued his award winning streak, snagging The Best Male Vocalist of the Year Award at Today's Music Award in 2004, and Best Male Vocalist of The Year Award in 2005 at The Amen Awards. 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. At The Vigoma Awards in 2005, he received The Best Video of The Year Award. His third release titled "The World of My Dreams" was issued in 2007, and was his most ambitious release yet. It featured a remake of the mega hit "One Love" by music icon Onyeka Onwenu, in which he performed a duet with her. The cd also featured a duet with international superstars Styl-Plus titled Live Right. His ambitious output was recognized with and he was awarded with The Grace Honorary Award for Excellence, that same year. In 2008, he was nominated for The Best Gospel Artist at The Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) held in New York city. He embarked on an international tour to promote his cd, with stops at South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany. In Germany, he had recorded and performed with Chris Lass, the famous German gospel producer and artist. His most recent headlining tour was in August 2009. He toured the island of Seychelles, and was privileged to have dinner with the Vice President, Joseph Belmont.
Samsong is currently working on a summer release of his new cd.
[edit] Discography
• Best of Life (with Praise Creation) (1996)
• Count Your Blessings (2002)
• Still Counting (2004)
• The World of My Dreams (2007)
• Church Boy (2010)
[edit] External links
• Official Website
• Samsong on YouTube
• Samsong on MySpace


A singer,novelist,fashion designer and an evangelist,buchi is one gospel music artiste who has traversed the length and breadth of Nigeria,some parts of Africa and Europe with his reggae gospel music.
Born in Kaduna to parents from Abia State,Nigeria,his early education started in enugu and took him through Methodist College Uzuakoli and Federal Goverrnment College Enugu. In 1983 he got admitted into university of lagos to study English Language and Literary Studies where he obtained a B.A in 1986 and M.A in 1988, In the same year,Buchi picked up an appointment as lecturer inthe same institution while he pursued PhD Program.

Perhaps, not many followers of Nigeria gospel music scene knew that baritone voice, yet debonair gospel artiste, Onyebuchi has done so much for the growing sector.
With three albums featuring hit songs like: It is well, What a mighty God, Jesus must be honoured, and the latest, Nma Nma, the singer, simply called Buchi may have as well warmed himself into the hearts of millions of music lovers. While his talents as a singer and composer remain legendary, surprisingly, the Abia-State-born singer started out as a D.J. He later became a lecturer-cum-writer at the University of Lagos before he heeded the divine call.
To say the least, Buchi as a man of many parts even combined his job as a scholar with tailoring. Now that he is into full-time music ministration, many want to know if the reggae artiste has dumped his other talents for music. Speaking on Galaxy T.V. recently, the musician, gave an emphatic no to insinuations that his books, and taste for fashion may have given way to music. "
No! No! I haven't dropped my books. I didn't really have to subdue one talent to lift up the other. I will go back eventually," he said even as his voice reverberated in the studio. Evidently, Buchi's string of talents is second nature. Little wonder, they manifest with much ease.
So, for Buchi to continue being himself, he admits that none of his talents would be buried for the other. Hear him, " writing comes to me naturally; tailoring was something I did for a living alongside teaching, but for the gospel to grow, I had to sing."
Talking about Buchi's metamorphosis from a D.J., poet, and minister of the word, one thing led to another. " Initially, I set out to write books, poems, novels and about issues in the country and beyond. But, I found out that readership has dwindled. However, I needed to amplify my writings, which I did by singing my poems. Infact, some of the songs contained in my first album, This Day were taken from my poetry collections." Literally speaking, Buchi sings in order to give a voice to his thoughts.
Later in his career, Buchi's focus changed. Now, the artiste has moved from expressing his thoughts to singing for the gospel. " When I received the message a few years back, it became so compelling that I needed to transmit it to all. When it was time to sing, I knew it was time to take the gospel to the world."
In a country inundated with a myriad of genre, Buchi's music stands out. With his singing partner, Papa English, Buchi has been able to evolve a style that is strictly reggae but with gospel lyrics.
Coming into music
My active involvement in music began when I was pursuing my Masters degree. At that time, I was also a D.J. in a niteclub, I would go to school from Monday to Friday and on weekends, go to the club. I think, that the whole thing blossomed from there. In 1992, when I became a born-again Christian, what naturally came to me was the kind of music I used to play at the club.
Nigerian music industry
It's really beautiful. With music many people are expressing themselves in a variety of ways. Nigerian music is deep. Just like most things in Nigeria, many people are gifted in music. Nigerian music is not restricted to any genre. I think that we're diverse.
Need for change
I see a lot of things that need to be celebrated about Nigerian music. Nowadays, you'll see young people doing songs that condition their minds; songs that are hits all over the world. That's really beautiful. Today, Nigerian music has risen to the point that you can hold big concerts without a foreign artiste as main attraction.
There is mediocrity in everything. But when you hold on to what is good, and celebrate it, it lives long. With time, the mediocres will fall by the wayside, and the strong lyrics will be glorified.
Every song that sells get pirated one way or the other. I think what is needed mostly is education and public enlightenment. First of all, people need to know what piracy is all about. Piracy is not all about duplicating people's works without permission, but when you play someone else's music on radio, T.V. in a hotel, or as sound track without compensation that's piracy. When you take somebody's song without permission, that's piracy. If the perpetrators of the offence are informed about the weight of their offence, I don't think that they will be so bold to continue in the crime.
Message in Nma, nma
It's a song of thanksgiving. I am not trying to say anything anymore or teach a lesson. It's just a song from a heart full of gratitude to God. In the video, I am simply singing out Nma, nma. There is a central message that in every situation you find yourself, just keep thanking God.
Favourite song
I talk about my family; my lovely wife
My cap
I can't miss my cap. I've always worn the caps, long before I came into music.
Favourite Nigerian artiste
I have so many of them. One of them is Papa English. He sings wonderfully.There are many great musicians in the country because they don't have albums, we do not celebrate their works.
Publishing my works
I do hope so. Some of them will be published before the end of this year. It is a novel that is partly fiction and partly non-fiction. The story is going to be about me and my journey into music. When you go to the churches, there are many great musicians. I like Mike Aremu; I like what he does with the saxophone.


Sinach, an award winning songwriter, worship leader and recording artist is a key member of the LoveWorld music team of Christ Embassy who started singing at a very young age. However, it was not until she met the man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, that she knew that she was called and then began her training towards using her talent for ministry.

For over fifteen years Sinach has been privileged to witness, first hand, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and amazing miracles take place in the lives of people while ministering in music, as her mentor Pastor Chris ministered in the Healing School, several crusades, and conventions all over the world.

As a song writer who has written over 200 songs and won several awards, Sinach believes in writing from her heart and knowing what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church. Mostly inspired by the ministry of the Word by her Pastor, she has written songs such as Awesome God, Simply Devoted, I am ready for Your Spirit, Shout of the King, All things are possible, Born to win, Fire in me, More of You, No failure with God, 'This is your Season', which won the Song of the Year award in 2008 and still counting.

She has won several awards through the years and among them, the prestigious LoveWorld Awards for ‘Song Writer and Vocalist of the year’. She has also won awards for her work in providing praise and worship music material for the church in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Many of her songs are sung by several churches and people all over the world.

As a gifted vocalist and a worship leader, Sinach, with the LoveWorld Music team, has ministered to millions of people all over the world in mega programs such as Night of Bliss with Pastor Chris, Word at Work conventions with Pastor Chris, Youth Conferences with Pastor Chris, The Higher Life Conference, The Christ Embassy Healing School and many other programs by Pastor Chris with record attendance of over three million people.

She has also ministered to millions around the world on LoveWorld Sat, LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld Television and other major television networks all over the world on the program Atmosphere for Miracles with Pastor Chris.

Sinach is fuelled by her passion to see people all over the world inspired to worship and praise God through Spirit-born music and lyrics and to see the name of God lifted up through her music. She has a passion for the glory of God! This reflects in her writings and productions, delivered under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 150: 6 "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!"

Evangelist Bola Are

Foremost singer and clergy, Evangelist Bola Are has said that her mission in life is to praise God, using the Yoruba culture and language as carrier of message. The music diva who was among the few artistes who pioneered the gospel genre in Nigeria told Daily Sun recently that she only praises her Creator and not human

beings. She disclosed why she has always rejected jobs which were meant mainly to praise individuals and not God. “In my own music, I do not sing praises about people, but I only praise God.

There are many things people can do to praise God and we can see this in the Bible.So when people call me for performances to praise them, I always tell them, I have not praised God enough, so why should evangelists be praising human beings?”

Are who served as President of Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria (GOMAN) for over five years.
Asked about some of the erring members of the association, Are said the real gospel musicians would always do well and obey the laws of the associations as well as doctrines of the gospel, while those who are not real would not. Her words: “Those who are not called know themselves and have refused to join GOMAN. But not all gospel musicians are doing the wrong things.

There are some who sing or protect the image of God through their music” On her latest works, Are hinted that she has produced 62 albums to date and that she is set to release four in the video format through Remdel Optimum Communications soon. These include Adura Owuro(Morning Prayers), Gbongbo Idile Jesu(Root of Jesus’ doctines),Oluwa Ni Oluso Aguntan Mi(The Lord is my Shepherd) and Oore Ofe(Grace).

Are also reminisced on her tenure as president of GOMAN, noting that she rallied many gospel musicians from different parts of the country to become members of the association. However, part of her challenges was how to integrate musicians from a particular segment of the North, East and South to bring gospel artistes together for unity. But some of our colleagues from the East were not cooperating. In my five and a half years of leadership, I tried as much as possible to involve the entire nation but some people felt that since I am Yoruba, I can only work for the interest of Yoruba singers and I found this rather dissappointing and upsetting.’’

As president, evangelist recalled how she got the association popular, secured a bank account and how she registered the association. Her words: “But after sometime, I decided to step aside based on God’s instruction. I discovered that rivalry and disunity were setting in and that would not help the association. After I left, Rotimi Odukoya (Telemi) took over and I believe he is doing his best to address the problems of the association.”

The veteran gospel singer who hails from Ondo State also recalled how she started her career “ I was born with music and everyone in my family knew I was going to be a singer and evangelist. In fact, my birth and career had been prophesied by Apostle Babalola, so no one was surprised that I started singing as early as when I was a child. This is because God created me mainly to speak to the people through music.”

Mike Aremu can easily be seen as one of the frontrunners of world-class saxophone players but what sets this distinguished musician apart is ability to draw from traditional Nigerian sounds to create a sound that represents both creative-passion and his culture.

Growing up in the state of Niger, Nigeria (West Africa), and his musical interest started from the age of eight where in Church each child was encouraged in playing a musical instrument, from there with some basic lessons and determination by 1995 he decided to make the full transition and concentrate solely on the Saxophone. The following year, he joined House on the Rock’s music team playing alongside the likes of Sammie Okposo, Agboola Shadare, Abiodun Akhigbe, Victor James, Gbenga Owoeye Wise and others. At about this time, Mike was also playing with the Compassion Band of the Strong Tower Mission. As his confidence grew so did his reputation as a charismatic musician. This resulted in a stream of appearances at such venues in Nigeria as Pintos, The Green Lion, Club Towers, K’s Place and Mega Plaza’s Dome. Demand for his talent came in thick and fast with Mike completing session work for Onyeka Onwenu, Ras Kimono, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, Kingsley Ike and Olufunmi to mention a few.

The next step in Mike’s career was signing a record deal with Kennis Music Label, Nigeria’s largest record label, through which he released two chart-topping albums “Dance” (1999) and “No Shaking” (2002) shifting a combined total of more than 1.5 million copies. He has also recorded two songs for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in the United States.

Nowadays Mike spends a considerable amount of time travelling and performing at venues across the world. To date he has played alongside notable international artists like Kenny G, Hugh Masakela, Najee, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Winans, Ron Kenoly, Mary Mary and Adlan Cruz. He appeared at the John F Kennedy Centre, Washington DC’s main concert arena. He has also made considerable progress in Europe, in particular the UK where he has performed in two of London’s principle music venues The Barbican and Ocean as part of the annual Awesome Praise concerts. He has also played at Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), the UK’s largest Pentecostal Church and many of the branches of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) one of the world’s largest chains of Nigerian-based Church networks.

Performing before mega crowd is quite becoming normal to Mike. Most recent of these remarkable performances were the EXPERIENCE 2006 and 2007 ; with the ’07 EXPERIENCE attracting a crowd of over 300,000 at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Mike Aremu also performed at the London Festival of Life (FOL) an event that was attended by over 40,000 people at the Excel Centre, London. This event took place in March 28th, 2008. The Green Belt festival was also a part of a major feat for his music career as he performed to a 30,000 audience with about 90% Caucasian.

As part of his high demand from his fans across the world, he put together a debut concert to crown his four month tour in the United Kingdom at the famous and prestigious jazz café October 2008, an event which sold out and made history as one of the few Africans to ever make such landmark.

Mike is the convener of the biggest jazz concert in Nigeria, Sax Appeal, a concept which is geared towards the rebirth and promotion of live musical performances in Nigeria. Also as an objective, to create a platform for interaction between Sponsoring Organization, Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs coming together under an entertainment friendly environment. Sax Appeal has featured renowned artists like Kenny G, Judith Sephuma, Kunle Ayo, Yolanda Brown, Agboola Shadare, Yinka Davis, Tosin Martins, Bez, Cobhams, Waje and many more.

Industry recognition has also been bestowed on this innovative Saxophone composer where he adds TOMA Awards (Today’s Gospel Music Awards) and AMEN Awards on his list of gongs received Best Instrumental Album of the Year and Best Gospel Music Video of the Year. He was also nominated twice at the KORA Award’s in 2003 which is Africa’s best known and recognized mainstream music awards ceremony. JCI’s TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young People) – Best self-developed personality.


Lara George is one of Naija's leading female artistes. Classy, immensely talented and one with a spellbinding voice, she was formerly a member of the popular group KUSH. Lara George released her debut solo album in 2007 with the hit single 'Ijoba Orun.' Her sophomore album is currently making hit waves on air. the single was a hit and it still enjoys a huge support and airplay on radio stations, churches and homes. Lara George biography show that the talented singer was born in Lagos; she is the fourth child of five children. Lara developed passion for music while she was amember of the choir in her Alma mater Queens Colege, Yaba Lagos. Lara George studied law at the prestigious University of Lagos and she is also a legal practitioner.

Lara George Music career
Lara George's music career as a professional singer began in 1997 but she released her first hit single ; ijoba orun in 2007. Lara’s professional career began in 1997 when she joined the “Rock solid” group which belongs to a campus fellowship called Rock Foundation Mission, she later met some other talented singers – Ty, Emem and Dapo and together they formed KUSH. KUSH received many international awards and record deal and when the breakup of the group berthed the solo career of Lara. “Your dreams come true” is  the first group album to be released by Lara. Popular Lara George songs include; Orin “I will write a song”, Season, Fig tree, Forever in my heart, I can, Ko ma si {Nobody like you}, More than anything, Higher, Rise, and Higher.

Lara George new album
In 2008, Lara George album- forever in my heart won him several awards, these include ; 2008 Voice of the year award at the Nigerian Music award, and Female artiste of the year at the 2009 Nigerian Gospel music awards. Lara claims, her personal experiences as well as experiences shared from other people always influence her songs. Lara George New Album was released in July 2009, it was a sophomore album that comes with 14 tracks and she features Lord of Ajasa, and Midnight crew’s Pat Uwaje in 2 of her hit songs from the album- Run with you, and Ko le baje. Lara George 2012 album was titled “Higher” and it comes with lots of hit songs.

Lara George wedding
Lara George wedding to her husband Gbenga George is blessed with a son- Adeoba Alexander George. Lara George married her husband few years ago in Lagos Nigeria. Lara George husband is also a legal practitioner who also doubles as Lara’s manager.

Midnight Crew
Midnight Crew (consisting of Mike Abdul, Patricia King, Odunayo Ojo and Olugbenga Oyebola) is a Nigerian gospel group that has written their name in the fabric of the Nigerian music industry. And even though they’ve been singing since 2001, it was the monster hit track ‘Igwe’ from their second album that brought them to limelight, and since then, there has been no turning back for the young Christian singers.

Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi was born on the 27th October, 1970 in Lagos State, Nigeria to the amiable family of Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. She is the only daughter of the three children in the family occupying the second position in the family. She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State. During her school days and because of her deep rooted interest/flairs in music and drama, Tope Alabi joined the then "Jesters International" otherwise known as (Jacob, Papilolo & Aderupoko) group at Ibadan. After the death of Jacob sometime in the nearest past, she joined Ishola Ogunsola “I SHOW PEPPER” where she caught her teeth and or got her initial training and experience in drama. In total display of versatility, our Tope Alabi showed her shrewd mastery of her secretarial competence when she worked with Re-Union Nigeria Limited between 1990 & 1992, Gbagada, Lagos as a Bi-lingual secretary. Without losing sight of her primary assignment, Patricia Temitope Alabi came back into the Theater Art profession when she joined the prestigious "Alade Aromire Theater Group" sometime in 1992. Here, she was able to distinguish herself as both a gifted/ talented actress and a singer altogether. At Alade Aromire Theatre Group, Tope Alabi was exposed to all the core areas of drama and acting profession. She was involved in various film productions, stage drama and most importantly the landmark soundtrack production with which she is well known and considered second to known till date in the Nigeria Yoruba Movie industry. Unique Tope Alabi has been invited by various writers, producers and directors in the Yoruba movie industry to write and produce sound tracks for their various movies. It is then apposite to mention and conclude without any sense of contradiction that standing to her credit till date, Tope Alabi has produced well over 800 soundtracks for various Yoruba movies. It would be worthy to state here that Tope Alabi is a pacesetter of soundtrack makers in the Yoruba Home Video Industry.

 Ebenezer Obey

Since the 1960s, Ebenezer Obey has been one of the most popular, prolific, and influential musicians in Nigeria, releasing over fifty albums, developing juju style, and conducting an informal and highly creative campaign against his competitors in the musical world. Obey's first band, the International Brothers, was formed in 1964, and played a slow and music composed of layered guitars and Yoruban percussion sounds. Always a cultural and religious traditionalist, Obey worked within the praise song mold, vaunting both Christianity and the various heads of state for whom he played. But while his lyrics were traditional, his musical direction was highly innovative. In an effort to rise above his competition, Obey began to develop new musical "systems," adding as many as 20 new musicians to his ensemble at a time, extending the length of his album tracks, and pumping out hit after hit. A stylish and bluesy guitarist whose music had been contagious in Nigeria for years, Obey finally enjoyed international success in 1980 with Current Affairs. — Leon Jackson Similar Artists: King Sunny Ade Segun Adewale Roots and Influences: I.K. Dairo Franco ARTIST BROWSER more Energizing, Exciting Denser, Thicker Harsher, more Aggressive Colder, Firmer Brighter, more Dynamic more Plain, Simple Darker, more Pessimistic more Sensual, Playful more Soothing, Relaxing Lighter, Freer Gentler, more Peaceful Warmer, Softer more Low Key, Calmer more Elaborate, Sophisticated Lighter, more Cheerful more Sober, Arranged 1983 Je Ka Jo Virgin 1983 Miliki Plus Virgin 1985 Juju Jubilee Shanachie 1989 Get Yer Jujus Out Rykodisc 1998 Juju Jubilation Hemisphere Solution Sterns Various Artists Discover a Whole New World of... Guitar, Vocals Music Expert Check. If you know this artist well, your help in answering the following questions is much appreciated and will assist the AMG staff in improving the database. Artist Qualities - Do you feel this artist/group is: Some of Both Energizing, Exciting Soothing, Relaxing N/A Dense, Thick Light, Free, Transparent N/A Harsh, Aggressive Gentle, Peaceful N/A Cold, Firm Warm, Soft N/A Bright, Dynamic, Ornate Low Key, Calm, Melancholic N/A Popular, Plain, Simple Elaborate, Sophisticated N/A Dark, Pessimistic, Bitter Light, Cheerful, Sweet N/A Emotional, Sensual, Playful Sober, Arranged, Proper N/A (optional) Enter your name or initials: After making selections, Press Here to ARTISTS: Epee and Koum Africa Djole Orchestre Virunga Sam's Trio Taz Bolingo ALBUMS:

Yinka Ayefele

Yinka Ayefele, the first child of his parents, in his early 40′s, hailed from
Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He had his primary and secondary education at
Our Saviours Anglican Primary School, Ipoti-Ekiti, Nigeria. After his elementary
education, he proceeded to Ipoti Community Secondary School and later to Ondo
State College of Arts and Science, (OSCAS) Ikare Akoko, Nigeria.

For many years that Yinka Ayefele worked as a freelance broadcast

journalist at the FRCN, Ibadan, Nigeria, not many Nigerians knew about him
and his talents for music. He used to produce jingles and musical works on

He became a household name after he was involved in a ghastly automobile
accident in 1997, which damaged his spinal cord, and paralyzed from the waist
down. Yinka Ayefele, a Tungba Gospel music artist, with a fusion of local juju,
Fuji, and Makosa flavor, turned a mishap into a great opportunity that has left
him a household name.

After spending nine months on the hospital bed, his friend, Kola Olootu
advised that instead of wasting away in the hospital, he should put some songs
together. The plan was for him to launch the album and use some of the proceeds
for further medical treatment abroad. Ayefele’s dexterity in musical composition
ironically came into limelight after releasing his first album; “Bitter

The success of Bitter Experience marked the turning point in his life, with
the release of “Sweet Experience”. Ayefele’s profile in the gospel
music industry has been on the rise since Sweet Experience. There have been
successful albums such are ” Something Else” and ” Divine Intervention”.

The albums went to establish his covenant with God as they were all
successful too, as a result of inspiration from God. The title “Bitter
Experience” has to do with his ordeal, “Sweet Experience” was the sweetness that
followed the success of “Bitter Experience”. In short, each title comes with its
meaning and he prayed before each album is titled.

He is the trend, source of inspiration and rave of the moment among highlife
and gospel music lovers. Yinka Ayefele has turned his ordeals into gains and
positive changes as he works in the Lord’s vineyard. The voice of a journalist
turned gospel artist is not only touchy and captivating but very entertaining.
Yinka Ayefele is a big act whose music appeals to everyone irrespective of
language or religion.

The day he had the accident marked the turning point in his life. He never
thought he would end up becoming famous. He thought the end had come when the
accident happened, but God spared his life for a purpose. Yinka Ayefele felt
like the end had come when he was confined to a wheelchair.

Ayefele is mostly seen on the wheelchair, but he sometimes found pleasure in
standing on his two legs, lying flat on a surface or sitting down to perform or
welcome his guests. Unknown to him, God has other plans in store for him. As he
trudged through life, hopelessness and feeling rejected by the society, a chance
recording of a musical album in a back street studio in Ibadan, Nigeria, was all
God needed to lift the juju-gospel crooner to the top.

Yemi Sax

Adeyemi Adeosun popularly known as "YEMI SAX" is one of Nigerian's best saxophonist that can be compared with the likes of Kenny G, Kirk Whalum and the late Grover Washington.
He is the pioneer of Afro-hip-jazz in Nigeria because of his ability to fuse Hip-Hop, Jazz and African rhythm together. He’s also the CEO of Sax Records.
He was born in the early 80's in the city of Lagos, Nigeria from the royal family of "ADEOSUN" from Erin- Ijesha, Osun State.
His father is a retired banker and a gospel Musician who happens to be the very first man to release Gospel music in Nigeria.
Yemi Sax is also a singer, a multi-instrumentalist, song writer, composer and a music producer.
He started at a tender age by joining the junior choir where he learn how to play instruments like the violin & the church organ at the Christ Apostolic Church.
He studied Computer and Studio Engineering and later went to the Muson School of Music to study theory of Music and to perfect his skills in playing the piano, violin and clarinet.
He released his debut album in 2005 with the splash Band title "Flavour 1", his second album title "Saxophone Mood" in 2008 as a solo artiste and released his third album titled ''Virtuoso'' in 2010. Presently he is working on a new vocal/saxophone album project title D.O.V (Definition of Versatility) which would be featuring a couple of Nigerian Artistes.

The concept of blending naija afro hip hop songs with jazz feelings makes yemi sax a unique saxophonist that can be compared with Kenny GIs of this world. He was born in the early eighties in Lagos to the family of mr and Mrs Adeosun who coincidentally is one of Nigeria pioneer of gospel music. He is one of the finest saxophonists in Nigeria today. He has worked with Steve Rhodes big band, compassion band as few to be mentioned. Multi instrumentalist and a producer who has worked with great artiste like tee Mac, Ayo bankole,

Yemisax is a UN ambassador for world peace and has performed in most of the top events locally and internationally.
He has also worked with a lot of highly respectable cooperate organizations and has performed on the same stage with the top most musicians and comedians in Nigeria.

 Evangelist Funmi  Aragbaye

 Evangelist Funmi  Aragbaye, has made her name in the  entertainment world. She is a gospel singer who was called by God to sing. Her journey into her career started in Ilorin , Kwara state in the early 70s,
That was after her A level’s education. She was attracted to the ECWA ministry  through the way  they rendered  their  songs. They sang with soronous voices and gave powerful messages. She later joined its choir and was writing songs   and  lyrics. He got her songs sometimes through dreams and events happening around her. She never had the intention of going into music until God called her in 1983. He told her to do His work and she would become known  all over the world. When she heard the call, she didn’t understand it, but she heeded the call  while she was at the Oyo State Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Her music career started to blossom there.Then her first album which is a combination of  Olorun Igbala and Sioni Ilu ayo was released.

Gbenga of Jubilee brothers

He is known as the next big thing in gospel music in Nigeria.

He is a talented gospel artist from Kwara state Nigeria. He was born into a Christian family that attends ECWA church in Ilorin Kwara state. He started singing at a young age of six, there people around him knew he was destined for some thing great.
He became born again in the year 2000, and lead by the Spirit to professionally enter into music. His first album was released in 2001 titled Good name, and later he released his second album in 2007 titled Humble Cry.
He married in 2009, and He is blessed with two children.
He is currently the lead vocalist of a 7 band group called Jubilee brothers.

Dr Panam Percy Paul

Meet Panam  Percy Paul, the man  who doesn’t  collabo with  ‘sinners’

He was born in Kaduna, raised in Zaria. He is from Adamawa.
He gave his life to Christian 1976, The man with the voice of a nightingale is originally from Adamawa, married his damsel, Tina on the first of January 1981, blessed with 4 children, Leah, Lisa, Harley and Loraine, and also blessed with three adopted children, Jemima Mbaya, Elsie and Godfrey Dillings. Together today he is blessed with six biological and 7 adopted grandchildren.

The Beginning
“I spent my early life in various parts of Nigeria because my father was an officer (Major) in the Nigerian Army, and he was always on reassignment. My parents are members of the Lutheran Church.

My mother was a composer. Whenever my father was transferred to a new place, we would go to church there. My mother would join the women’s choir or women’s fellowship of that church and would write Christian songs for them to sing.

“My father liked music too, especially the American “country western” music, and he had a big collection of gramophone records made by singers such as Jim Reeves. I used to listen to these records and imagine that I was the singer.

Musical Instruments
“In 1961, I started to play my first musical instrument, the harmonica. My father taught me to play the organ. I started playing the guitar in 1975. Even the man who actually taught me how to play the guitar did not even believe that I learnt it from him.

My teacher, Mr. Saidi was teaching a fellow student how to play the guitar… and I saw how the student was arranging his fingers on the guitar and looking at the chord chart, and I became interested. So after a while he had the need to go to the bathroom and so I picked it up and within 15 minutes, I was already playing the C, F, and G notes and singing.

“I later asked my father to buy me a guitar, so he bought a cheap acoustic guitar for me. I taught myself to play and would try to mimic the song and play along on my father’s records.

Later, I would entertain my parents, brothers and sisters by playing the guitar and singing along. My renditions. They would all laugh, but my mother would encourage me saying, “Son, keep it up. Something good is going to come out of that.”

“One year I entered for a music competition, but my preparation was insufficient. Facing the crowd, I became so nervous that my performance was woeful. I did not know what to do so my father walked up and dragged me off the stage. I was humiliated, but I was not discouraged. I practiced diligently, entered the competition again the next year and took first position.

Knowing Christ
“I became born again on June 13, 1976. I was what you might consider a sickler but not as having sickle cell anaemia. Every 3 months in a year found me bedridden because I had high fever there was some kind of congestion or whatever in my chest. Each time it came, it was so bad that I thought I would die.

Chris Morgan

His name is Chris Morgan, does it sounds familiar? Yes, he's a multi-talented gospel singer, songwriter, composer, and performer with a call from God to embark on the journey of restoring true worship to the body of Christ.
He is the brian behind “WORSHIP ON THE HILLS OF AFRICA” a vision that is dedicated to raising people to worship God in spirit and in truth.
The Orokam-Born Benue State singer is no doubt an accomplished music minister, whose songs are filled with the divine presence of God, with great lyrical depth and inspiration and a great message of hope for our generation. Morgan has also ministered on the same platform with great international gospel Singers like: Ron Kenoly, Lionel Peterson, Dr Panam Percy Paul and Donnie McClurkin. Since stepping into the gospel podium, the Ifeoma crooner has continue to carve a niche for himself in by marking the beginning of a new worship trend in Africa.
The Abuja-based gospel artiste is happily married to Queen Eunice.


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    she started her journey from lagos ,where she sang in her family church, kingsman redeemer" s assembly ,she has been around the altar,which brought about her song "ALTAR GIRL' she sings R n B, Reggae, Hiphop,
    Her songs are very inspiring ,she sings the mind of God to the world and she is highly anoited,.she strongly believes that everyone is created for a purpose which needs to be discovered,,she has five new tracks to her new album titled" HE IS THE GREATEST "SING A NEW SONG ,WHEN I WORSHIP ,AM A WINNER,and ALTAR GIRL.
    She is currently based in Abuja,Nigeria currently worships at TROTEA.


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  4. its there any Association or body for gospel artiste

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