NIGERIA Is 60. Against all odds. We thank God. For a country that has had several prophecies about its dissolution, it is still a miracle that Nigeria is still standing. This miracle couldn’t be far-fetched as we are a people who hold on to God and He has seen us through a lot of challenging times. He gospel music industry just like the country itself is still standing taller than ever if one might add and to celebrate God in Nigeria, we will be counting down the top 60 gospel music ministers in Nigeria. List derived from social media.
60 – NJIDEKA OKEKE
We begin this countdown with the amazing Njideka Okeke. Though Ministration worship AKA Akanchawa blew us away in 2005, Princess Njideka began her career in the gospel ministry long before then. Married to Gozie Okeke who is also a worship minister, producer, and businessman among other things, it is important to note the Njideka also features in Nigerian movies now and then.
59 – PITA
Peter Linus AKA PITA (Praise In This Age) is a Nigerian gospel artist. This dashing 39 year old started singing from the children’s choir and as a teen, he joined a six-man acapella group, Baby’s heart. Pita Linus has made over 1,000 live appearances on shows and events while collaborating with some of Africa’s most renowned gospel artists.
58 – SNATCHA
If you have ever heard of or listened to any of the rooftop MC’s songs then you are no stranger to him. Snatcha’s style is an experimental hip-hop that usually fuses alternative rock with Afro influences. He is set to dominate the music scene with original sounds, uplifting lyrics and breath mints for fans who scream too often.
57 – MAIRO ESE
He is known for his eclectic blend of R&B and Soul and his interpretation and expression of music is dynamic and fresh, transforming songs into a true worship experience. MairoEse’s accomplishments are a testimony of God’s grace, as well as his passion for fervently serving God and ministering to the hearts of God’s people. This lover of football is an ardent Arsenal fan. Who is married to the love of his life – Ayo.
Addicted worshiper cum recording artist – Paul Chisom warmed his way into our hearts since his days at the Lagos Community Gospel Choir LCGC. It Is also interesting to note that he was also a member of Tim Godfrey’s Extreme crew before branching out to do his own thing. Married to his manager, he shows no sign of stopping.
Anointed, deep, powerful, and sonorous are some of the few words that can be used to describe Gift Ugochi popularly know as GUC. This Port Harcourt born and raised gospel music artiste is also signed to EEZEE Records. That’s the same record that has Mercy Chimwo and Judikay.
54 – PASTOR CHINTOK ISHAKU
Pastor ChingtokIshaku is the founder of God Life Assembly international. This preacher and psalmist with a passion hasfive albums in his credit titled “The Worship Expressions Series” which contains True Of You (2011), The Eternal God (2016), The Living Word (2018), Our God Reigns (2018), and Zuciyata (2019).
Onyeka Onwenu is a legend. Since making the transition to gospel music in the 90s, and most of her songs are self-penned. She continues to write and sing about issues such as health (HIV/AIDS), peace and mutual coexistence, respect for women’s rights, and the plight of children.
52 – TOSIN ALAO
Oluwatosin Adewale Mike Alao Popularly called Sir T. He is a musician whose dexterity cuts across various music genres. Sir T is an Afrocentric musician whose style of music includes African fusion mixed with high-life makes his style of music unique. He also specializes in Afro Balad “Woro” and also a bit of reggae and jazz. Sir T is from Oyo state Nigeria and grew up in the ancient city of Ibadan, Nigeria.
51 – MOSES BLISS
Nigeria gospel music minister, Moses Bliss is a prolific Song Writer, Music Director, and Plays several Instruments. Moses Bliss’s songs have gone far and wide. In January 2017, Moses Bliss releases a song titled “E No Dey Fall My Hand” and was reported as a fast-rising minister to watch out for.
Anthony Olushola UndiandeyeAnthony Olushola Undiandeye is a passionate and dedicated creative who finds joy in providing solutions to problems. An astute lover of God, and a critic of all things creative content creator, radio host, and social media manager. Shola tells it as he sees it.