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Top 10 Richest Gospel Musicians in Nigeria (2019)

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1) Sammie Okposo
Sammie Okposo-Gbaradi

Sammie Okposo is a multiple award-winning Nigerian gospel artist. He is a music producer, psalmist, entertainment consultant and the CEO of Zamar Entertainment. Sammie Okposo is currently the richest gospel artist in Nigeria today. He was born in Delta state and started his music career in the year 1995. Sammie Okposo earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, and music production. He is also United Nations Youth Ambassador for World Peace, who has featured prominently in sold out concerts all over Africa, Europe, America, and Nigeria.

 

2)Frank EdwardsFrank Edwards-GbaradiTaking the number two spot on this list is Frank Ugochukwu Edwards. Frank Edwards is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State. He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, the record label is one of the most successful in the industry. If you listen to gospel music in Nigeria then you can’t miss the name, Frank Edwards. The gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, endorsement deals, and album sales. His first album ”The Definition” in 2008 brought him to limelight the album was a huge success that acted as a major revenue booster for the artist. He is an active member of Christ embassy church founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s whom took it upon himself to promote the artists songs and album amongst his congregation. He also has a collaboration with internationally acclaimed gospel singer Don Moen which was a major revenue booster for him through song sales.

 

3). Nathaniel BasseyFrank Edwards-GbaradiNathaniel Bassey is a Gospel artiste who expresses his love for God through his music. The Gospel artist recently did a viral live worship session on social media tagged “Hallelujah Challenge” which was widely received by fans and celebrities and also attracted the attention of CNN. Nathaniel’s debut album Elohim has been described as a spiritual and Artistic masterpiece with the hit track “Someone’s knocking at the door” a soft-rock tune currently generating so much interest locally and internationally. Nathaniel Bassey earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, endorsement deals and music production.

 

4). Sinach
Sinach-Gbaradi
Sinach (Osinachi Kalu) is the fourth richest gospel musician in Nigeria, the multi-award-winning Nigerian Gospel music singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Believers Love world is known globally for several gospel hits songs. She has truly become famous in the Nigerian gospel music industry with hit tracks such as “Way Maker” which was widely received online with the track having over 100 million views on YouTube, ‘I Know Who I Am’ and “Great are you Lord”. The gospel artist earns her money from live performance in gospel shows, endorsement deals, and album sales. She organizes the “SINACH LIVE IN CONCERT”, a series of worship concerts which in 2017 alone, held in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Amsterdam, Cameroon, USA, Trinidad, Tobago, British Virgin Islands, Seychelles, Lusaka and 13 more countries around the world. At each location, thousands and thousands gather to worship God from all over the Country, packed and sold out.

 

 

5). Nikki Laoye
Nikki Laoye-Gbaradi
Oyenike Laoye-Oturu, professionally known as Nikki Laoye, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional actress, renowned for her eclectic musical expressions and captivating stage performances. As a recording artist, Laoye’s music has earned her several awards including The Headies Award in 2013 for Best Female Vocal Performance and the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) in 2014 for Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music. Nikki Laoye earns her money from live performance in gospel shows, and album sales.

 

 

6). Yinka Ayefele Yinka Ayefele-Gbaradi

Yinka Ayefele is a Nigerian music producer and gospel singer. He is the only gospel artist to have received a national award (he was conferred with Member of the Order of the Nigeria, MON). Ayefele began his music career in 1997 after he was involved in an automobile accident which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. Ayefele released his first album (Bitter Experience) in 1998 and this album brought him into the limelight. Ayefele earns money from live shows and gospel concert, social functions, album sales and endorsement deals. He reportedly has various properties one of which is in Oyo state worth over 800 million naira

 

7). EbenEben-Gbaradi
Eben is one of Nigeria’s most prominent gospel artists. Eben came to national prominence with his hit track “Imarawa”. Eben joins the rich list claiming the seventh position on the list of richest gospel artist in Nigeria. The Gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows, album sales, and music production. The gospel artist earns his money from live performance in gospel shows and album sales. He is the CEO of HAMMER HOUSE OF ROCK, with a business arm called the HAMMER HOUSE VENTURES {Video and music production, event management and interior decoration}.

 

8). Tope AlabiTope Alabi-GbaradiTope Alabi (arguably the most prominent Yoruba language gospel artist in Nigeria) is a gospel singer, film music composer, and actress. If you are a lover of Yoruba gospel music, this is one gospel artist whose voice you can’t help but love. She is also an actress, featuring in a host of Yoruba films. Tope Alabi earns her money from Yoruba movie soundtrack production, gospel concerts and shows, album sales and endorsement deals. A few of her most popular and bestselling songs are “E Gbe Ga”, “Mino L’Oluwa”, “Angeli Mi”, and “Olorun Gbangba”.

 

9). Lara GeorgeLara George-GbaradiLara George is a talented gospel singer blessed with a distinctly alluring voice. She was a member of the widely successful 3 girls group known as “Kush”. Since she went solo, Lara George has been making waves in the Nigerian gospel music industry starting with her debut album ‘forever in my heart’, the star tracks “Ijoba Orun” and “Dansaki” was especially successful. Lara George has won numerous awards such as Trailblazer of the year 2013, best female artiste AGMA 2012, Nigeria’s Gospel artiste of the year 2010&2011NEA, Female Vocalist of the Year 2010 HHWA. Lara George earns her money from live performance in gospel shows and album sales.

 

10).Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke

Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke-GbaradiFor the sixth richest gospel musician, we are going for a couple rather than an individual. The Okeke’s are the most recognized Igbo gospel artists in Nigeria today. Their hit album, “Akan-cha-wa” went multi-platinum, gaining wide acceptance across the length and breadth of Nigeria. The wife, (who is also the lead vocalist) Njideka Okeke was introduced to music by her husband, Prince Gozie Okeke who helped nurture her in the art of singing. After 4 Years of Separation, Gozie Okeke Reconciled with the wife, Njideka Okeke in 2014. In 2010, the couple celebrated their 14 years wedding anniversary. The two love birds could not hide their feelings for each other as they took to their social media accounts to share the goodness of the Lord in their home as they are also blessed with three children.

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