Top 5 Gospel Artistes in Nigeria.

Frank Edwards
Nicknamed Rich boy, Frank Ugochukwu Edwards,
a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria is
signed to the church’s LoveWorld Records. Frank,
a talented instrumentalist, broke into the scene
with his debut album, The Definition, which was
released in 2008. Frank returned to the studio
and in 2010 and produced his second album,
Angels on the Runway; he hit the market with
another, ‘ Unlimited’, in 2011.
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
the latest one ‘Tag Jam’ released in November
2011 which took frank to the A-class of Gospel
artistes. He also made a cameo appearance in
label mate Sinach’s video ‘I know who I am’ .
In May 2011 he was nominated as the Gospel
Artiste of the Year at the 6th Annual Nigeria
Entertainment Awards (NEA). He won the award
for the Best Gospel Rock Artiste in the 1st edition
of the awards. He also won West Africa Best Male
Vocalist in 2012 and Best Hit Single at the Love
World Awards 2012. Frank also bagged three
awards at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards (Male
Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best
Male Vocal).

Sinach

Also signed to LoveWorld 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’ , ‘Born to Win’ , ‘Fire
in Me’ , ‘More of You’ , ‘No Failure with God’ ,
‘This is Your Season’ ; also winning the Song of
the Year, Song Writer and Vocalist of the Year’ at
the Love World Awards.
Inspired by the ministry of the word by her
Pastor, Sinachi also ministers as a vocalist and
worship leader of Christ Embassy, alongside
LoveWorld Music team. Through her Godly talent,
she has ministered to millions of people all over
the world in mega programs such as Night of
Bliss with Pastor Chris, Word at Work conventions
with Pastor Chris, Youth Conferences with Pastor
Chris, The Higher Life Conference, The Christ
Embassy Healing School and many other
programs by Pastor Chris with record
attendances reaching millions.

Lara George

Regarded as one of the classiest Nigerian Gospel
artistes, this multi-talented singer, producer and
music director has a spell-binding and captivating
voice, she was a member of the former KUSH
group which was one of the contemporary Gospel
music groups in Nigeria in the early 2000s. Lara
released her first solo album in 2007 titled Ijoba
Orun. The single was a hit and it still enjoys a
huge support and airplay on radio stations,
churches and homes.
The Lagos born singer and fourth child of five
children developed passion for music while she
was a member of the choir at her alma mater
Queens College, Yaba Lagos, and kicked off her
music career as a professional in 1997. She
released her first hit single, ‘Ijoba Orun’ in 2007
and has since released hits like, ‘Orin’ ‘I will
write a song’ , ‘ Season’, ‘Fig Tree’ , ‘ Forever in
my Heart’ , ‘ I can’, ‘Ko ma si’ {Nobody like
you}, ‘More than anything’, ‘Higher’, ‘Rise’,
and ’Higher’.
In 2008, the graduate of Law from the University
of Lagos released her second album , ‘Forever in
my heart’, which won her several awards,
including the 2008 Voice of the Year Award at the
Nigerian Music Awards, Female Artiste of the Year
at the 2009 Nigerian Gospel Music Awards. Lara
returned with a 14 track album in July 2009,
which features Lord of Ajasa, and Midnight
Crew’s Pat Uwaje. The album contains hit songs
like ‘Run with You’ and ‘Ko le baje’ .
Lara is married to Gbenga George and blessed
with a son – Adeoba Alexander George. Her last
album which was released in 2012 was titled
‘Higher’ . Her husband, a legal practitioner also
doubles as her manager.

Midnight Crew
(consisting of Mike Abdul, Patricia
King, Odunayo Ojo and Olugbenga Oyebola ) is a
Nigerian gospel group that has written their name
in the fabric of the Nigerian music industry. And
even though they’ve been singing since 2001, it
was the monster hit track ‘ Igwe’ from their
second album that brought them to limelight, and
since then, there has been no turning back for the
young Christian singers.

Buchi

He gave his life to Jesus in Christ Embassy Church
and transmitted from the nightclub to the choir of
that ministry, where he has remained till date. 1st
album released 1999 (These Days) 2nd album
released 2002 (So Beautiful) 3rd album released
2005 (What a Life) Married to Jane with 4
children Has ministered in church concerts
including Reinhard Burnke’s stadium-packed
outreaches. Multiple award winner including
prestigious AMEN for Best in Gospel Category,
1999 Faith, POMP and TOMA Awards for Best
Artiste, Reggae Artiste and Gospel album of the
year variously.

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