The mainstream is full of songs by various musicians, from upcoming to recognized artists. The Nigerian music industry also consists of gospel artists who are making their voice heard.
These Gospel artist have gained recognition, in Nigeria and internationally, making waves with their sound.
Amongst them are the ones you can’t help acknowledging, whether you listen to them or not.
Mp3bullet.ng has selected the top 5 Christian artists that are the face of Gospel music in Nigeria:
He is recognized as the leading gospel (soft) rock artist in Nigeria.
Frank Edwards is the CEO of Runtown Records, a record label that creates easy access for gospel artists to record their music.
Her song, Power Flow got her well earned recognition in Nigeria, with over 10 million views on YouTube.
MoniQue is one gospel artist whose songs who can’t help having on repeat.
No Alternative and Na You Dey Reign are some of the songs that have helped her make waves in Nigeria.
Starting out as a song composer for Nollywood Yoruba movies, Tope Alabi possesses a talent singing praises.
Despite being known for many of her movie soundtracks, she veered from that field yo become one of Nigeria’s top gospel musician.
She has performed on many stages, and different concerts in Nigeria. Featuring prominently as one of the top performers in each concert.
Tope Alabi has collaborated with a number of artists, including TY Bello, Supernatural singer.
He is one of the much acclaimed gospel artist in Nigeria, having collaborated with Travis Greene, Kirk Franklin and Israel Houghton.
Tim Godfrey‘s annual concert, Fearless is one of the most talked about (and attended) Christian concert in Nigeria, next to The Experience.
The trained jazz musician, left his career has a professional jazz artist to focus on gospel music.
In 2017, he started the #HallelujahChallenge, whose sole purpose was to get people to praise God for 1 hour in accordance.
It has gone on to become an annual event, with worldwide engagement. Participants include: Nigerians, Asians, Europeans, Americans, and more.
The Hallelujah Challenge, which usually hold for the duration of a week (except in May 2020, when it held for 2 weeks), has had over 1 million views globally. Nathaniel Bassey‘s challenge was featured on CNN
Nathaniel Bassey‘s is well known for his songs, Onise Iyanu, Olowogboro, Alagbada Ina, and more.
Osinachi Kalu is a multi-award winning artist. She recently topped the US Billboard charts.
Being the first Black Christian from Africa to top the US Billboard charts consecutively for 7 weeks.
Before her Billboard recognition, she had received an award for being the Songwriter of the decade in 2016.
Sinach‘s song, Way Maker has been sung worldwide, with people coining different versions of the song.
She is much loved for her resounding songs, which have meaningful lyrics and the full message of the gospel.
Songs like More of You, I Know Who I Am, Great Are You Lord, and more are fan favorites.