List of Nigerian Gospel Singers

Gospel music is a vital part of Nigerian culture and spiritual life, and top gospel singers are as known and adored as the most famous Nollywood actors. Take a look at our list of Nigerian gospel singers to discover some new names and remember your favourite gospel artists.


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1. Nigerian female gospel singers

1. Tope Alabi
2. Sinach
3. Kefee
4. Lara George
5. TY Bello

The Nigerian gospel scene is filled with talented women who inspire millions of listeners with their captivating voices and deep lyrics. Here are the top Nigerian gospel artists among women.

1. Tope Alabi

Top Alabi, a born-again Christian, is one of the most beloved and hard-working Nigerian gospel singers. She has recorded over a dozen successful gospel albums and provided soundtracks to hundreds of Yoruba films in addition to her gospel career.

2. Sinach

Sinach is a Nigerian gospel artist whose works became known and adored far outside the borders of Nigeria. Sinach has performed in Kenya, Uganda, Barbados, South Africa, the UK, the USA, and other countries who always welcome Sinach and her tunes with open arms.

3. Kefee

On the list of gospel music artists Kefee has, perhaps, the most tragic story. A beloved young gospel musician with a career that promised great things for the singer, Kefee sadly passed away in 2014. Her music, however, continues to inspire Nigerian gospel listeners.

4. Lara George

Although Lara George went on to become the contender for the title of the best gospel artist in the world, she didn’t originally plan to have a singing career. Instead she received a degree in architecture, but later her passion for music prevailed and now we can enjoy her work in gospel.

5. TY Bello

TY Bello is famous for her many occupations: she’s a successful photographer and philanthropist. However, most fans know her for her gospel tunes. TY Bello released only three gospel albums to date, but they have nonetheless cemented her place among Nigerian gospel stars.

2. Nigerian male gospel singers

1. Samsong
2. Sammie Okposo
3. Frank Edwards
4. Joe Praize
5. Obiwon

Of course, our list of Nigerian gospel artist names wouldn’t be complete without the men who also have had their share of hit gospel songs and albums.

1. Samsong

Samsong is one of the Nigerian gospel singers who has built a bridge between gospel and mainstream music. He has released a number of successful solo gospel records, but he has also collaborated with dozens of iconic Nigerian musicians like D’Banj and Faze.

2. Sammie Okposo

Sammie Okposo is another Nigerian gospel performer who managed to turn his passion for music into a successful enterprise. In addition to being a gospel singer, Sammie Okposo has also built a career in the entertainment business with his own music production company.

3. Frank Edwards

Most of the names of gospel singers on our list belong to musicians who have at least a decade of experience in the gospel genre, but Frank Edwards is one of the newest stars in the Nigerian gospel scene. His first album came out in 2008 when he was only 19!

4. Joe Praize

While some artists struggle for a while before finding recognition with public, Joe Praize was lucky enough to join the ranks of top gospel musicians already after his first single that came out over a decade ago. Joe continues recording albums and receiving awards for his contribution in music.

5. Obiwon

Over the course of his 13-year-long career Obiwon has not only established himself as a top Nigerian gospel performer, but also built a career as a minister and evangelist. Obiwon continues to work in the gospel genre to the delight of his numerous fans.


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