Spotlighting Nigerian Songs By Secular Artistes That Could pass as Gospel Songs.
The Nigerian music industry has come a long way, and despite their musical genre, numerous secular artists still find a way to thank God by performing one or two Gospel songs as a way of expressing gratitude for the enormous gift bestowed upon them.
While secular artists occasionally dabble in gospel music, some of them have gone on to become hit songs, so we thought we’d compile a list of secular artists’ top songs that could easily pass for gospel music and be performed in a church.
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Fada Fada- Phyno ft Olamide
Phyno is a prominent indigenous rapper in Nigeria, and he continued to demonstrate his versatility when he released the Ghetto gospel song ‘Fada Fada,’ which he co-wrote with his business partner and most collaborated musician, Olamide.
The song is popular among Nigerians and even found its way into various churches.
Godwin- Korede Bello
Korede Bello’s “Godwin” is by far his most popular, and it catapulted him into the limelight and made him a household name in Nigeria.
The song, which was released in January 2015, is about how God triumphs in all circumstances, which is a picture that practically every Nigerian can relate to.
Pray For Me- Darey Art Alade
Darey Alade’s song “Pray for Me” is another masterpiece, and it’s one of our favourites. “Pray for Me” is a song that was brilliantly composed and sung.
Darey collaborated with the Soweto Gospel Choir and created an eye-catching video for the song.
Wish Me Well- Timi Dakolo
Timi Dakolo’s song “Wish me well” is a powerful ballad that showcases his singing prowess. The song was produced by the incredibly skilled Cobhams Asuquo.
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Pick Up- Adekunle Gold
Since the release of his debut hit, ‘Sade,’ Adekunle Gold has been steadily rising. When he released the single “Pick Up,” the singer proved once again that he has what it takes to reach the top.
The song, which is mostly sung in Yoruba, is about how he asks God to change his life tale. The song has a fantastic visual and was a hustle anthem at the time of its release.
Osinachi- Humble Smith
Humble Smith rose to prominence with the release of his stirring song “Osinachi,” and he even became a crowd favourite in the industry when he recruited Davido to remix it.
In the song, Davido takes jabs at Dele Momodu, which some fans didn’t appreciate because they felt a song as good as that shouldn’t have been remade. Osinachi is a popular song, and Humblesmith has sung it at several churches.
Bunieya Enu- P-square
In 2011 defunct music duo, P-square dropped their groundbreaking album, “The Invasion” and the album had a lot of hits including the song, “Bunieya Enu” which was a hit in Churches and a favourite for choreography.
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Jaywon’s music career cannot be discussed without mentioning his biggest hit, “This Year.”
The song, which is still popular among people of all ages, is about what he desires from God in the new year.