The British gospel music industry has etched its name in gold on not only the international gospel music map but on the worldwide music scene.
The dynamism of UK music industry is a gift that keeps on giving through the following amazingly gifted and divinely talented ministers.
Noel Robinson is an international worship leader, music pastor, gospel singer, songwriter and producer whose mandate is to see the body of Christ rise up in worship, intercession and unity in this generation.
Noel has been involved in Praise and Worship ministry for over 20 years, and his ability to cross over the many cultural and diverse expressions of worship has allowed him to stand and lead at many leading events and conferences across the world.
Over the years, Noel has churned out powerful songs like you give me life, rain, freedom and many more that have been tremendous blessings to the body of Christ worldwide.
Loulita is a singer-songwriter and worship leader based in Bristol, UK. Her debut album, The Last Twelve Years, documents her journey from the time she encountered God in a way that she had never known before. She began to understand what it meant to be loved unconditionally, and what ensued was radical transformation and freedom from spiritual darkness to light, bondage to freedom, and depression to hope.
Loulita is an amazing Gospel singer who has over the years released timeless songs like I’ll trust, teach me to hope and deliverer. Loulita is definitely going to be a force to reckon with in many years to come in the gospel music scene.
Muyiwa Olarewaju is a British Gospel Singer , Worldwide gospel music icon, Song writer Broadcaster. He is also an experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter. In 2009 he became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration Of Gospel show. He is presenter of the Turning Point programme to an estimated global audience of 70 million and Sounds of Africa plus Jewels of Africa on Airlines like Lufthansa, Kenyan and more.
Wole Awolola is a
seasoned worship leader and recording gospel artist. He is also the
co-convener of the prestigious African Gospel and Media Awards and a
recipient of a few awards himself including GOSPELTOUCH UK Artist the
year 2018. He is notable (and as such in high demand) for his unique
ability to blend both traditional and modern-day worship songs to create
the atmosphere of worship. His latest single ‘I Need You Now’
has been widely praised for its sound doctrine and aiding Christians in
their prayer and relationship with God. The follow-up single scheduled
to be released in June 2020 in celebration of his birthday, is a song of praise, worship and admiration of God right in the middle of the Corona virus pandemic.
He has featured alongside and shared stage with other international gospel artists
such as Todd Dulaney, Jonathan Nelson, Noel Robinson, Sonnie Badu and
many more. His annual worship event, Night of Worship, now in its fourth
year, has brought together Christian worshippers from different
cultural backgrounds in joyful celebration and solemn worship of God.
TJ Dairo also known as Tunji Dairo was born into the famous Dairo family of musicians and nephew to the late I.K Dairo. TJ began learning to play musical instruments at the age of 14; by the age of 16 he was playing six instruments including the bass guitar, keyboard, saxophone and drums, and was travelling around supporting various artists. TJ is also a gifted songwriter, producer and arranger which has made him well sought after on a lot of musical projects.
TJ runs songwriting, vocal and choir workshops regularly in the United Kingdom. TJ will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come as He is ready to keep being a blessing to millions all over the globe with His God given gift.
Isabella Ogo-Uzodike, popularly known as Isabella Melodies, is a worshipper, wife, mother, pastor, speaker, songwriter, psalmist, gospel music minister, author and multi-award winning international Gospel recording artist who has been uniquely graced as a voice and generational influencer on the Gospel Music scene across the globe. Isabella is undeniably a vessel with a remarkable anointing due to the uniqueness of her ministry. Her ministry bridges the gap between the old-school hymn lovers and contemporary Gospel music enthusiasts. The multi-award winning artiste refuses to be boxed into a certain genre of gospel music but continues to creatively deliver new, innovative sounds which defy the stereotypes.
Anu is the choir director and manager of the award-winning The Reapers Choir, a gospel choir that was a finalist in BBC1’s Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 and has performed in venues including 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and the London African Music Festival 2015 and several local venues too numerous to mention. Over the years, Anu has blessed the body of Christ with songs like Dance in the rain, restore the Joy, the worship much go on and Jehovah Nissi Rohi and these songs have served as praise and worship songs in many churches all over the world.
Kelechi Ify is an gospel singer born in Nigeria now based in the UK and has been in the music ministry full time since 1992.
Kelechi has been privileged to create the sounds for several artists in the eastern part of Nigeria during the early stages of his music career which has resulted in him playing in over 500 albums. Since relocating to the UK, Kelechi has been opportuned to work with other artists and producers including Adlan Cruz, Noel Robinson, Gabriel Eziashi, Msama Promotions (Tanzania) and many more. He has also ministered alongside Ron Kenoly, Muyiwa Olanrewaju and Nathaniel Bassey amongst others.
Born in the City Of London, Madeliene Kerzner is a Pastor/Teacher and Prophetic Intercessory Worship Leader and believes for signs and wonders from Jesus our Messiah wherever she goes. For Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever ! Her Ministry name is Nation 2 Nation from 1 Chronicles 16.
Faith Child is a muilti-award winning rapper, a TV presenter and one of the UK’s top Contemporary Christian Artists. Faith child is one of those people who personify the fact that Christianity and Gospel music is not boring.
His music is an eclectic blend of Hip Hop, Electro and Pop and with his quirky dress sense, humorous disposition and signature glasses, Faith Child cannot easily be forgotten.
Faith Child has consistently dropped hits like come a long way, illumination, airborne and over me.
Kylie Bokolo is an award-winning Nigerian UK based gospel recording Artist, Song writer , Speaker and a Mother of one. Her tone is Uniquely beautiful and one of its kind.
Asides music Kylie is passionate about people’s growth in the area of Identity and confidence and has founded Kylie Bokolo Outreach ministry as an avenue to reach out to souls who are on the journey of finding their Identity through Christ and helping to nurture them into God’s purpose.
Eric Revwrence is an International Worship Leader, Multiple Award winner, Songwriter, Evangelist, CEO of Christian Music Professionals (CMP), Director of Great Commission Society (GCS) and Founder of Spontaneous Worship. His songs have impacted many lives and brought them closer to God. Eric is a living testimony to God’s mercy and goodness.
Seyi weli is a gospel music artist who has a passion for inspiring and encouraging others through her music. Coming from a musical family, she sang in choirs from elementary school through to university. In RCCG Scotland Headquarters church – Fountain of Love, Seyi was an active choir member and worship leader for over a decade. She supported fellow members as a back up vocalist for their albums and was a member of Sound of Many Waters, an interdenominational and multicultural gospel band in Scotland, UK.
Seyi has recently released two singles “Agidigba” and Victory (Say Yes). Agidigba is an afrobeats gospel song which reflects on the greatness and goodness of God.
Adebola Udoh is a worshipper with a relentless passion to lead God’s people into His presence. Over the years, she has become a psalmist, songwriter, praise and worship leader and minister. Adebola will continue to be an immense blessing to industry as she continues to churn out songs straight from the throne of grace.
Evans Ogboi is a gifted gospel singer, songwriter, music producer and recording artiste. Evans has his own label “Simplicity records” which has produced loads of great records within the gospel music scene. Evans Ogboi has been a blessing to the body of Christ all over the world through his debut album titled “MIRACLE” in 2007. Lead single from the album, Anumneka Jesus which was also part of the compilation album “Lifted”; did very well in Nigeria and within the African community abroad.
Luke Wareham and Rachael Mason
Luke and Rachel are worship leaders and songwriters based in the South West of the UK. They have a passion for writing songs that lead people into the presence of God, that help people fix their eyes on Jesus and to experience afresh the healing power of the Holy Spirit.
Their latest gospel music single ‘Whisper’ has been an immense blessing to the industry and world at large since its release. They are unapologetically ready to spread the good news of Jesus to the whole world through their music.
Kathryn Sarah Scott (born 29 September 1974) is a contemporary worship music songwriter and worship leader from Northern Ireland. She has written songs such as “Hungry”, “At the Foot of the Cross”, and “Search Me” for the worshipping church. She released her first album, Satisfy, in 2004, and followed it up with I Belong in 2007 and We Still Believe in 2010.
Beth Croft Christian singer and songwriter known for her album Rule in My Heart. She’s also worked as a program director for Soul Survivor, a Christian charity that organizes various festivals. She was born on October 13, 1986 in Watford, England. She and Matt Redman have both worked with Soul Survivor. She first became involved with Soul Survivor in her teenage years, which became an outlet for her musical talent.
Stuart Townend (born 1963) is an English Christian worship leader and writer of hymns and contemporary worship music. His songs include “In Christ Alone”, (2002, co-written with Keith Getty, Townend’s first collaboration with any other songwriter), “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us”, “Beautiful Saviour” and “The King of Love”.As of 2008, Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) lists “In Christ Alone” in its Top 25 CCLI Songs list.
Guvna B is a UK-based Urban contemporary gospel rap artist and composer who has four independent album releases, including Odd 1 Out which was the first rap album to top the Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart.
In 2010, Guvna B won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act. Guvna B’s story was shared with many when he was featured in the 22 March 2013 issue of the music industry magazine Music Week in a feature covering the gospel music industry in the UK In January 2013, Guvna B launched his own urban clothing brand, Allo Mate.
Sheila Walsh, D.Min. (born July 5, 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a popular Scottish-born vocalist, songwriter, author, and talk-show host. She began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art. Walsh worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group knows as “The Oasis” until going solo in 1981. On her first United States tour she opened for Phil Keaggy. As Walsh enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by the conservative minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Walsh served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.
Robin Mark (born 1957) is a Northern Irish Christian singer, songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mark has written several songs sung throughout the world. He is best known for his songs “Days of Elijah”, “Revival”, “All for Jesus”, “The Wonder of The Cross”, “Not by Might” and many more. He has released thirteen albums in total with sales of over two million worldwide and has won the GMA’s international award.
Eoghan Heaslip (pronounced “Owen Heeslip”) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter/Pastor?Worship Leader. Up to the end of 2006 Eoghan served as the worship leader and music director for the Core Church in Dublin, Ireland. Eoghan & his wife Becky have been part of the staff team at St Pauls Ealing, an Anglican Church in West London UK since January 2007. They have oversight of worship & prayer at St Pauls. As a couple they have a deep desire to see everyone grow in their relationship with God..
Victoria Louise “Vicky” Beeching (born 17 July 1979) is an English musician and religious commentator. She is best known for her work in the American contemporary worship music genre, and has been described by The Guardian as “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” due to her Twitter following and appearances on BBC’s Thought for the Day.
Glowreeyah Braimah is a Nigerian gospel singer, song writer and praise/worship leader known especially for her song ‘Miracle Worker’.
Known for her vast musical prowess, Glowreeyah Braimah explores the many facets of sound creating unique experiences with every song and her single, “Covenant Keeper,”produced by Ace producer GospelOnDaBeatz, is no different. Released Tuesday, October 6th, Covenant Keeper is a worship call with live instrumentation which along with her unique delivery is bound to be a hit on different airwaves across the country, bringing to light a new side and sound of the artiste, Glowreeyah.
Charles Dada is a Kent-based singer/songwriter with over 10 years in his music expedition. He began his music career at secondary school, by running the school gospel choir. Charles is a professional backing vocalist for both live and album projects in all genres of music, including contemporary gospel, African gospel and even soft rock. Featured on the BBC The One Show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, the MOBO Awards and Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats, Charles Dada has a lot to write home about.
Amongst all the above, Charles has had the opportunity to perform to over 40,000 people at the ExCel Centre, Wembley Arena and Manchester Arena.
Lurine Cato is a British Gospel singer, songwriter and session vocalist who won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act in 2013 and was nominated in the same category in 2017. She was a finalist on the 12th Season of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 with the B Positive Choir. She has an amazing 5-octave vocal range. Asides her musical abilities, Cato has been an immense blessing to the body of Christ through her divinely inspired songs and will continue to be a blessing for many years to come .
Called out Music
Samuel ‘CalledOut Music’ Nwachukwu is a music producer, singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Hampshire England. Growing up in Nigeria, he and his family moved to the Uk when he was 12 years old. A devout Christian, Samuel’s diverse music strongly reflects his belief in Jesus, addressing issues people face whilst sharing the good news of the Gospel.
Sarah Téibo has been pushing the boundaries since her entry into the UK Gospel scene late 2015 with her debut single ‘Steal My Joy’, which was quickly followed by her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ unveiled at London’s 606 Jazz Club in May 2016. Following her breakout debut release, Sarah has travelled the UK, Europe and Africa captivating audiences with her live performances in festivals, gospel events, conferences, as well as selling out her own headline gigs at London’s Hard Rock Cafe twice in 2017. Sarah in many years to come will continue to be a formidable force to be reckoned with in the Gospel music scene
Temmy Tee is a Singer, song writer, keyboardist & producer. “Tayme’ tee” with his soul meets contemporary music style, well blended with Jazz-Afro sub hues, effortlessly inspires and carries the audience using a unique tone and depth of emotion that hits at the heart of his fans. In 2011 Tayme’ tee stayed at #1 for 5 weeks in the Best of Urban Charts on Ourstage.com. ‘Always love you’ from the first album – So Good – very well received and heavily rotated on radio stations in the UK, US, Nigeria, Germany, Italy and other international countries, ranked #3, #2 and #1 on the Ourstage.com soul chart and stayed in the top 3 for 4 weeks. The track also reached #1 on the top 100 soul songs (Ourstage.com) as well as making top 3 under the track of the month in April 2010.
Esther Farinde is a British gospel singer and song writer. She is also known as a Vocal Workshop Facilitator, who mentors young aspiring singers through her involvement with church choirs, as well as through projects such as RM19, run under the auspices of The Royal Opera House. Esther has also been involved in the delivery of music-based projects as a member of the Barbican Learning and Development team.
Makpo is a UK based worship leader, author, singer song writer. His most recent project, Overcome Today, is an expression of his Christian journey alongside his diverse music styles – R&B, Gospel, African praise and Soft Rock genres. Makpo’s repertoire of soothing, energetic, creative sounds conveys love, hope, strength and joy to you and everyone who listens.
Psalmist Shola Victor-Sajowa
From the cute little 3 year old girl, who would stand on the dance floor, with her eyes closed , wiggling her little waist (as her mum remembers) – making people smile to the worship leader , singer song writer who has led many over the years into the presence of her ‘story
changer’ as she loves to call HIM.
Psalmist Shola is a seasoned worship leader, a weight loss and fitness coach , an entrepreneur , actress, event speaker recording artist a multi award winner whose long list of awards includes the AGMA ADMA, Beffta , Praisetek , Woman Of Worship , Kingdom Radio merit awards to mention a few.
Shola has since been invited to hold workshops and seminars to train worship leaders, choir members etc in the specifics of praise and worship and has written a manual.titled The Art of true worship. to that effect.
Her unique ministry has taken her to minister on various platforms in and around the UK and internationally .
Psalmist Shola and her
husband Minister Victor Sajowa regular host a conference known as the Art of true worship…a conference geared to motivate , encourage and teach worship leaders,worship teams, choirs and everyone etc.
Shola is married to Minister Victor-Sajowa and they have three delightful children. She is a Pastor’s wife and she ministers alongside her husband at a chapel of KICC based in Tooting, she is passionate about seeing lives changed, touched and freed to enter their destinies..
Tosin is a Nigerian born Gospel Singer/Songwriter who has been singing in church since about the age seven, first in her church choir in her country of birth Nigeria and today in the UK where she is now based.
Tosin’s mandate is to bring to all who come in contact with her and her ministry, the pure and undiluted love of Christ through her music and inspiring words of wisdom.
The Unstoppable is a psalmist, songwriter, Inspirational speaker, Pastor, Mentor and minister of the gospel.
The purpose of his music is to build up and equip the so called “The Unstoppable Generation”, encouraging them to live the practicality of the Word of God through music.
The Unstoppable is anointed to heal, mend and restore broken lives whilst reminding the the church about the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ANTHONIA E. ZION
Antonia’s conviction is hinged on the strong belief that worship is a thing of the heart. If the mouths moves whilst you are singing and the heart is not bowing then worship is pointless. We must worship God in spirit and in truth and from the heart. This is true worship.”
*** This list is not an authoritative or official list of UK GOSPEL ARTISTES.
We have only tried to showcase the many music talents that UK Gospel has to offer.
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Written by Joseph Sadiq
Editor – Olutosin Okanlawon