Gospel music is gaining
grounds in Nigeria and beyond. Below is a list of top 8 remarkable gospel singers in the country.
1.Frank Edwards: Frank Ugochukwu Edwards, a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria is signed to the church’s Love World Records. Frank began singing at the age of ten years as he learnt how to play the piano from his father. Currently, he has four albums to his credit, with latest one ‘Tag Jam’ released in November 2011 which took Frank to the A-class of Gospel artistes.
2.Sinach: Also signed to Love World Records and a key member of the music team at Christ Embassy, Sinach has become a household name in Nigeria. She has over 200 songs to her credit, including ‘Awesome God; ‘Simply Devoted; ‘I am ready for your Spirit; Shout of the King’, All things are Possible’ and others. Sinach ministers as a vocalist and worship leader of Christ Embassy, alongside Love World Music team.
3. Lara George: Lara was a member of the former Kush group which was one of the contemporary Gospel music groups in Nigeria in the early 2000. She is regarded as one of the classiest Nigerian Gospel artistes. The Lagos born Singer started as a member of the choir at her almamater, Queens college Yaba, Lagos, and kicked off her music career as a professional in 1997. Her husband, a legal practitioner also doubles as her manager.
4. Buchi: Born in Kaduna to Abia State parents, Buchi started out as a reggae singer while in school. He obtained a BA in english language and Literary studies from University of Lagos in 1986 and MA in 1988. He later took a lecturing job in the school while studying for doctorate degree. In 1992, Buchi gave his life to Jesus Christ at the Christ Embassy Church and has remained with the ministry till date.
His first album released in 1999 (These days), second album released in 2002 (So Beautiful), third album released in 2005 (What a Life). Buchi is married to Jane and they have four children.
5. Chris Morgan: The name Chris Morgan Abah Ochogwu, might not sound familiar, but he is the brain behind “Worship on the hills of African”, a vision that is dedicated to raising people to worship God in spirit and in truth.
The 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. He is based in Abuja with his wife, Queen Eunice.
6. Joe Praize: Joe Praize, singer and songwriter, also belongs to the Christ Embassy Love World, Born Joseph Omo Ebhodagne, the acclaimed Gospel Music minister who hails from Edo State released his debut album, ‘My Praise’.
7. Tope Alabi: The beautiful music minister who hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, joined the then Jesters International, a theatre group with acts such as Jacob, Papilolo and Aderupoko at Ibadan and since then, she has distinguished herself as both a talented actress and singer. She has over five albums to her credit and over 800 movie sound tracks.
8. Samsong: Born Samson Uche Mogekwu in Delta State. Samsong is one of the popular gospel singers in Nigeria. The ‘Bianule’ crooner has bagged several awards since his debut in gospel music.
He has remarkably utilized his talent in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ across the world.
Guns Should Be Legalised In Nigeria – Iyabo Ojo
Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has stressed the need for guns to be legalizeds in Nigeria to deal with child molesters.
The mother of two made this known while reacting to a video posted by comedienne, Princess, on her Instagram page.
Princess, whose foster daughter was allegedly sexually abused by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, shared a video of a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by her teacher.
Alongside the video, Princess wrote: “Abuse of minors has become the new trend in Nigeria and only a few people are speaking up. Even in the animal kingdom, it’s not this bad. Our society stigmatises, even threatening victims and their parents, while the perpetrators like Baba Ijesha walk freely.
“Our children are being destroyed daily and most people see it as cruise.”
Reacting, Iyabo Ojo made it clear that anyone who messes with her children will be dealt with.
The mother of two wrote: “Can they just legalise guns because some demons need to be taken out as soon as possible?
Comedian AY, Wife Welcome Second Child After 13 Years
Popular Comedian, Ayodeji Makun, also known as AY, has welcomed his second child after13 years.
He announced this in a video shared on his Instagram page.
The birth of their second child is coming thirteen years after they had their first child, Michelle.
Alongside a video, AY wrote: “Our prayers in the last 13 years has been answered. Ayomide, thank you for making Mabel and I ‘Mummy and Daddy’ again.
“Thank you for making Michelle a big sister. Thanks to everyone who kept us in their prayers and never stopped feeding us with positive vibes.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.
“God’s time is the best.”
Living In Nigeria Becoming Crazier – Basket Mouth’s Wife
Elsie Okpocha, wife of popular Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth has called out President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the increment in prices of groceries and foodstuffs.
Basket Mouth’s wife, in a recent post said is unfair that Nigerians have to constantly deal with the regular increase in prices.
According to her, it’s getting ‘crazier trying to survive in the ‘Giant of Africa’.
She urged the Buhari-led government to help Nigerians by making life livable.
On her Instagram story, she wrote: “Our dear government, do you want us all to leave this country for you.
“It’s unfair how we constantly have to deal with the regular price increment of foodstuffs and groceries.
“It’s getting crazier trying to survive in this country that’s supposed to be the giant of Africa.
“Abeg you people should help us and make life in Nigeria livable .”
The Tide source gathered that the prices of foodstuffs in the past few months have continued to increase in markets across the country.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to lament the cost of eggs, bread, beans and other foodstuffs.
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