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    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir

    These are the top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir

    Here are the top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir before hitting the jackpot in the entertainment industry listed by Mp3bullet

    It helps young Nigerians hone their music capabilities either intentionally or unintentionally.

    Some have benefitted from it more than others, but here are some Nigerian artists with church backgrounds that you need to know;

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir

    1. Chidinma

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Chidinma

    Before Chidinma Ekile won Project Fame West Africa, she was a chorister at the Foursquare Gospel Church

    2. Waje

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Waje

    As a young and gifted singer, Waje sang in church and was so good that the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the Word of Faith Church, Benin decided to cater for her all through her secondary school days.

    3. Darey Art Alade

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Darey Art Alade

    Darey was born into a family of performers like his father and he joined the wagon. At 8, he joined the children’s choir and even led the school choir in school.

    He was also a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of Christ and took lessons at the Musical Society of Nigeria.

    4. J Martins

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    J Martins

    J Martins caught the music bug from his mother who was a choir mistress. He was in the church choir and even produced for some gospel singers.

    5. Iyanya

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Iyanya

    Iyanya’s grandfather was a clergyman and he used to sing in his church’s choir and was the choirmaster for the children’s choir at age 5.

    6. Banky W

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Banky W

    Wellington was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but the family moved back to Lagos when he was five years old where he began singing in his church choir at the age of 8.

    7. Omawumi

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Omawumi

    From childhood, Omawumi had been known to be a playful, energetic, intelligent, and extremely talented child as she was already a lead vocalist in the children’s choir of Foursquare Gospel Church in Warri at the age of 8.

    8. Wande Coal

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Wande Coal

     

    Wande Coal began singing in the teenage choir at his church. He became a dancer for the then Mo’Hits and then moved over to singing.

    9. Seyi Shay

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Seyi Shay

    Seyi started singing in the choir at the age of six and was part of her secondary school choir.

    10. Wizkid

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Wizkid

    Wizkid Ayo Balogun started singing at the early age of 11 in church under the name ‘Lil Prinz’

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    11. Timaya

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Timaya

    When Toolz interviewed Timaya on Ndani TV’s ‘The Juice’, he had this to say ‘I started from church, before starting up as a backup for Eedris Abdulkareem for three years before exploring my music career.’

    12. Flavour

    Chinedu Okolie, better known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes that started from church choir
    Flavour

    He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”.

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