Nigeria has produced many successful gospel music artists, including Bola Are, Sammie Okposo, Buchi, Tope Alabi, Yinka Ayefele, Nathaniel Bassey, and Dunsin Oyekan. These veterans have paved the way for a new wave of young Nigerian gospel artists making a name for themselves in the industry.
While many new artists are emerging, this list highlights the top 10 young Nigerian gospel artists under 40.
Mercy Chinwo Blessed
Mercy Chinwo Blessed is a well-known gospel singer from Rivers State, Nigeria. After trying her hand at movies and secular music, Mercy gained fame with her first single “Testimony” in 2015.
She signed with EeZee Conceptz and released her debut album “The Cross My Gaze” in 2018. Mercy has won several awards, including the CLIMAX and AFRIMMA awards. She is married to Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa, the Resident Pastor of “The Waterbrook Church.”
Ada Ogochukwu Ehi is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and performer who started her musical career at the age of 10. She gained local and international popularity through her songs and music videos, and her third studio album, Future Now, claimed the number-one spot on iTunes Nigeria on the same day it debuted.
Ada Ehi has won several awards, including the 2017 Groove Awards for West African Artist of the Year and she was named on YNaija’s list of “100 Influential Christian Personalities in Nigeria.”
The text is about a Nigerian gospel musician named Minister GUC. He was born on 8th October and is known for his touching gospel music. GUC hails from Emohua LGA, Port-Harcourt and is a graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt. He came into the limelight with his soul-lifting song “Desperate” and has achieved success with the release of his hit single “All that Matters”.
GUC is signed to EeZee Conceptz, the same music label with Mercy Chinwo, Judikay, and Chris Morgan. He has released several gospel singles that many Christians testified to be divine. GUC is married to Nkpoikana Ntuk (Nene Ntuk) and they are blessed with a child who was born on 6th March 2022.
Moses Bliss is a Nigerian Gospel minister, pianist, drummer, and vocal coach signed under Loveworld Record Label.
He gained popularity for his gospel hit singles such as “Too Faithful,” “Bigger Everyday,” “You I Live For,” “E No Dey (Fall My Hand),” and “Daddy Wey Dey Pamper,” among others. He has been nominated for several awards and has won the best music of the year 2020 at the LIMA Awards.
Moses Bliss has shared the stage with several Gospel greats, including Sinach, Tye Tribbett, and Tim Godfrey. He recently released his highly anticipated album titled “Too Faithful” and signed a worldwide distribution deal with Symphonic Distribution.
Judith Kanayo, popularly known as Judikay, is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer, and songwriter signed to Eezee Conceptz. She has released several hit songs such as More Than Gold, Capable God, Nothing Else, and Idinma.
She won the Best Breakthrough Minister Female award at the 2020 Maranatha Awards for her song Song of Angels (Ndi Mo Zi) and debut album Man of Galilee.
She is a graduate of Theatre and Film Studies from The Redeemers University and has shared the stage with renowned gospel ministers and musicians such as Frank Edwards, Chioma Jesus, Joe Praize, Tim Godfrey, and Mercy Chinwo. Judikay is happily married to great worshipper Anselem Opara.
The text describes Minister Folabi Nuel, a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, worship leader and musician. He is known for his passion for gospel music unique style of music and vocal agility similar to that of Travis Greene.
He is currently the worship leader at LifePointe Church and has released several albums including Revival Is In The Air (RIITA), Hunger – From Our Heart to Yours (Live), Good God, Bobibi, and Songs from My Bedroom. Additionally, he is an author, podcast host and preacher of God’s Word. He is married to Mrs. Gboremi Nuel.
Bidemi Olaoba is a young and charismatic singer from Nigeria who specializes in Gospel High Life music in a Fuji Style. He is known for his signature phrase “the bible says”. Bidemi has a background in Civil Engineering and Economics.
He has released six studio singles, and two live performance compilations, and has collaborated with other gospel artists. Bidemi has held virtual concerts and is the pioneer of the virtual concert Unrestricted Praise, which started in 2020 and featured gospel artists like Buchi, Tope Alabi, Mike Abdul, Adeleke Adeboye, Eben, and Samie Okposo.
Peterson Okopi is a gospel artist who was born on August 8, 1997, in Lagos Nigeria and hails from Benue state. He is known for his explosive worship sessions and his ministrations are always lit with the glorious presence of the holy spirit. Peter participated in the Gospel Talent Hunt season 3, where he came third runner-up for Destiny Child.
He released his popular album themed “ÒSÚBÀ” in 2021, which opened him to lots of opportunities in the Gospel music industry in Nigeria and internationally. Peter has shared stages with top gospel music stars such as Chevelle Franklin, Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, JUDIKAY, Efe Natha, B-JAY Sax, Victoria Orenze, etc. Peter is currently a student at the National Open University of Nigeria (Noun) pursuing a B.Sc in Mass Communication.
Limoblaze is a Nigerian gospel artist known for his unique style of music that connects with the youth. He was influenced by Christian rappers like Lecrae and others. Limoblaze started his career as an independent and unsigned music recording artist. He has collaborated with top gospel artists such as Ada Ehi, Travis Greene, and Lecrae & Elevation Worship.
Limoblaze has received notable award nominations like the Crystal Awards in 2015 and emerged as the winner of the Best International Act award at the Premier Gospel Awards in 2019. He is a two-time African Gospel Music and Media Awards (AGMMA) winner. Limoblaze is from Bende local government in Abia state Nigeria, was raised in Makurdi, Benue State, and is married to his longtime Writer and Poet girlfriend, Favour Emma.
Yinka Alaseyori is a talented gospel music artist and songwriter, known for her popular song “Oniduro”. She was raised by her grandmother in Lagos and went on to study at Lagos State Polytechnic and NOUN.
Yinka started her music career in 2011 and released her debut album “Alaseyori”. She is currently signed to Daveakins Communication and is married to her husband and manager, Prince Dave Akinyemi.