Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SAMSONG IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR GOSPEL ARTISTS IN NIGERIA



Samsong is a Nigerian gospel artist, based in Abuja, Nigeria. He was born Samson Uche Mogekwu in Delta State, Nigeria. 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.
SAMSONG
Samsong 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, etc.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

SAMMIE OKPOSO IS A SUPER NIGERIAN GOSPEL ARTIST



Sammie Okposo born May 30, 1971 is an international Nigerian gospel artist. He is also a music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. He released his first album “Addicted” in 2004. He has collaborated with many other artists in the gospel and soul music fields, and has performed regularly in Africa, Europe, and North America and curates a series of concerts called SOPP (Sammie Okposo Praise Party). His most recent album, The Statement (2018), was produced by the Grammy-winning Kevin Bond.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

NATHANIEL BASSEY THE GREAT NIGERIAN GOSPEL WORSHIP AND PRAISE SINGER



Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel artist, born in Lagos in 1978. He is popularly known for his song "Imela" "Onise Iyanu" and "Olowogbogboro". Bassey started his musical career in the church where he joined the Rhodes Orchestra and he played the Trumpet for two years. He was just an ordinary trumpeter until he composed a song at the visit to Late Stella Obasanjo, the wife of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2018, Bassey was one of the leading artistes in the Nigeria's Christian gathering, The Experience.
NATHANIEL BASSEY
Nathaniel Bassey is the brain behind the #HallelujahChallenge, where he worships God for an hour, from 12:00 am to 1:00 am. He streams this event on his Instagram page and invites others to join him. In less than a month, the event had over 600,000 views. The #HallelujahChallenge for 2020 was held from 4 to 24 February.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

JOE PRAIZE THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP LEADER



Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, popularly known as Joe Praize, is an Edo State born Nigerian gospel singer, praise and worship leader, songwriter and music director who rose to popularity following the release of his hit song "Mighty God" off his debut album My Praise.
JOE PRAIZE
Joe Praize has since become a praise and worship leader at the Love World a.k.a. Christ Embassy. He has ministered in several countries including South Africa, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Nigeria, Ghana and others, and he has won several awards. He has five studio albums to his credit: “Mighty God”, “Alpha Omega”, “My Praise”, “All the Praise”, and “Most High”

Saturday, July 25, 2020

THE FIRST NIGERIAN MUSICIAN TO RELEASE AN ALBUM


The first ever Nigerian to release an album is Canon Josiah Jesse Ransome Kuti (Fela Anikulapo’s Grandfather and Prof Wole Soyinka’s great-grand father). He has been composing songs since 1878 and in 1925, he became the first Nigerian to release a record album after he recorded several Yoruba language hymns in gramophone through Zonophone Records. His album is still at the British Museum.

JOSIAH JESSE RANSOME-KUTI
The Reverend Canon Josiah Jesse Ransome-Kuti, was perhaps the earliest person in Nigeria to compose gospel songs in form of Church hymns used in the early Anglican Church at St. Peter Cathedral Church, Ake Abeokuta Ogun state Nigeria. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

EBEN IS A POPULAR AFRO GOSPEL SINGER WITH A CLASS



Emmanuel Benjamin, known professionally as Eben is a Nigerian gospel singer, vocalist, and songwriter born September 9, 1979. He started his singing career in 1997 and was mentored by his elder brother as a rapper but he later discovered his talent in singing and became a gospel singer. In 2005, as a gospel singer, Eben became popular after his first big public appearance, at a youth conference organized by Pastor Chris where "Imarama" was first heard He has four Studio Albums to his credit: “On the Rock” (2007), “Phenomenon” (2010), “Justified” (2013), “Magnified”.
EBEN
Eben however became an internet celebrity with the release of a song titled “Victory” in 2016 which went viral after release.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

KUNLE AJAYI THE FOREMOST GOSPEL MUSIC SAXOPHONIST IN NIGERIA



Kunle Ajayi is a Lagos State born gospel artist and pastor. He started playing musical instrument particularly, saxophone in the early 1980s but stopped due to Lung-related ailment that almost resulted in the damage of his larynx. He had contributed significantly to Nigerian gospel over the years and he is currently the Director of Music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
 
In recognition of his immense contributions to gospel music in Nigeria, Kunle Ajayi was bestowed with the Award of Excellence by the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2007 and in 2008, he received the "Leadership award in Nigeria music".