Who are the Richest Gospel Singers In Nigeria?
This connote, therefore, that gospel music in Nigeria had over the years bring some of her artists who choose a career in Gospel music into the limelight over the years, having their names cemented in the heart of many citizens in the country as well as being listed on various media platforms.
On this post, we will be discussing the Top 10 Richest gospel musician in Nigeria, as well as to make you understand how gospel artistes are awesomely rewarded for their inspirational and spirit-lifting songs, which thereby making waves across the nooks and crannies of the country, and across the globe, as most of these best gospel singers are singularly and well known for their unique songs and voices.
Most of these gospel artists came into prominence and limelight of their career, which positioned and secured them a space on the of wealthiest gospel artist in the country, either with a full album release, or a single track, as is the case of the majority of these top gospel artists in Nigeria.
This article, therefore, aims at educating you on the top 10 gospel artists in Nigeria and their Net worth as of the time of making this post. These gospel singers listed below are a handful, as not all the gospel musicians made the list of the top richest gospel musicians in Nigeria. One thing worthy of note here is that every of these gospel singers has turned out to be role models to other gospel singers in Nigeria and across the globe, as they have sacrificially changed people’s perspectives about what gospel music entails.
Below are the list of the top 10 Richest Gospel Singers In Nigeria as of the time of this post in 2021.
Sammie Okposo Net Worth – $1 Million Dollars
Sammie Okposo is a renown Nigerian christian music singer and He’s currently labelled the richest among the top Richest Gospel Singers In Nigeeria, Born in Delta state, he began his musical career in 1995 which has seen him grow popular thereby winning series of award. He has also recorded many hit songs which is still used today in churches around Africa. He is also the best Nigerian gospel artist from the south-south.
In 2000, Sammie became popular when he released his debut album, ‘Unconditional Love.’ Within this album, the hit track, ‘Welu Welu’ stood out and is been used in various churches today. Sammie performed live in 2004 at the Martin Luther King Day celebration in the United States.
He was recently awarded the Best of Africa Award at the SABC Crown Music Event this 2018. Sammie is the head of a 12 piece band “D X Generation”, one of Africa’s inspiring gospel groups.
Sammie Okposo is a rich Nigerian gospel artist with so many awards to his credit. He is also a music producer and CEO of Zamar Entertainment. With an estimated net worth of $750,000, he makes money from his album sales, live performance in gospel shows and his businesses.
Some of his Sammie Okposo’s popular songs include:
- Unconditional Love
- Lift Me
- Jawa Chineke
- I Go Make Am
- Come And Dance
- Big God
- God Can
- Mighty God
- Because Of You
- Welu Welu
Frank Edwards Net Worth – $1 Million Dollars
He is the reigning gospel artist in Nigeria currently and a member of the popular Christ Embassy, one of the largest churches in Nigeria. Frank has featured the best gospel artist in the world, Don Moen in his latest album. He is also a talented instrumentalist with songs to his credit.
The series of awards won by Frank Edwards are numerous such as winning the best gospel song of the year, male artiste of the year and song of the year. His voice is also unique.
Frank Edwards is also the founder of the record label “Rocktown Records”. The following artiste are signed under this label: Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay and Micah Heavens. Edwards net worth is estimated at $600,000 and he has cars worth millions of Naira. Some of which include a BMW X6, a BMW 5 Series (545 Ci) and Chevrolet Camaro.
Frank Edwards make it to our list of the top 10 richest gospel singers in Nigeria, with n estimated net worth of $1 Million Dollars as of the time of making this post.
Nathaniel Bassey Net Worth – $800,000 Dollars
Nathaniel Bassey is a popular gospel artiste in Nigeria whose songs are been used as a tool of worship especially in various churches around the federation. Born in Lagos, he hails from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government area in Akwa-Ibom state. It was at a little age that Nathaniel discovered that he loved music and the gospel.
According to the singer, he was inspired by Dr. Panam Percy Paul, a prominent Nigerian gospel music icon about twenty years ago. Since then, his passion for music has increased with the burning desire to create more albums for God.
Before he began his venture into the music industry, he had interest for jazz music and began listening, playing and even imitating the music of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davies, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, and other Jazz luminaries. What makes Nathaniel Bassey songs stand out is the way and manner in which he sings in a calm manner using his trumpet to worship God.
He is brain behind the viral live worship session making waves on social media titled “Hallelujah Challenge”. Nathaniel has been featured in many concerts, crusades and churches. He serves as the music director at the RCCG. He writes, sings and produces his own music and records with diverse groups of gospel musicians.
Nathaniel Bassey’s net worth is estimated at $800,000 and he is among Nigeria’s richest and most influential gospel musicians today. Most of his songs include:
- No Other God
- Onise Iyanu
- This God Is Too Good
- Someone’s At The Door
- Wonderful Wonder
- Casting Crowns
- The Son of God
- Book Of Life
- Glorious God
- God of Love
- I Know You Are Here
- We Bless Your Name
- Emi Mimo
- You Are Holy
- You Deserve the Glory / No One
- Come, Lord Come
- Hallelujah Eh
- Abba Father
- Who Compares
- Like a Symphony
- Alagbada Ina
- Never the Same
- I’ve Come to Worship
- Take the Stage
- Incredible Love
- Great and Marvelous
- I Believe In You
- Holy Spirit Come
- The Living God
- Jesus Jesus
Sinach Net Worth – $600,000
Just like Frank Edwards, Sinach is also a Christ Embassy Nigerian gospel signer signed to LoveWorld Records. She is also among the top ten popular gospel musicians in Nigeria. With more than 150 songs to her credit, she is sure to be rated among the best gospel artiste in the world.
She began her singing career in 1989 and has since dominated the gospel industry till date. Some of Sinach popular songs include:
- I Know Who I Am
- Way Maker
- Great Are You Lord
- He Did It Again
- I Stand Amazed
- All I See Is You
- Awesome God
- Nothing Is Impossible
- You Do Mighty Things
- The Presence of the Lord
- This Is Your Season
- From Glory to Glory
- Shout It Loud
- Unchanging God
- Born to Win
- Fire in Me
- Dance in the Holy Ghost
- You Are a Wonder
- The Name of Jesus
- You Are the Same
- Precious Jesus
- I Humbly Bow
- I Know Who I Am
- Because You Live
- I Worship You Great I Am
- You Are Wonderful
- We Praise
- Praising in Victory
- Next in Line
- All Things Are Possible
- I Glorify Your Name
With a net worth of $600,000 dollars, Sinach currently make it to our list of the top ten richest Gospel singers in Nigeria. Sinach also writes songs aside singing.
During the course of her musical career, She has sold out over 1 million copies of her music worldwide as part of her music prowess, Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the best song of the Year 2008. She earns money from album sales, live performance in gospel shows and even endorsement deals.
Eben Net Worth – $500,000
He is also among the list of talented gospel artiste who are popular in Nigeria. He is known for his hit track ‘IMARAMA’ . Eben is married to another talented gospel singer Jadiel who sang ‘Heritage’.
Eben real name is Emmanuel Benjamin and he was born 9th of December. He started singing in 1997 while he was in the Youth Choir of Winner’s Chapel. It was after becoming a member of Christ Embassy in 2006 that he became a gospel musician.
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Eben has many businesses and assets. One of such business venture is the Hammer House Ventures. He also owns the Hammer House of Rock record label and is doing quite well.
He has merited his place in the list of wealthy musicians in the country, earning his money not only from live performances on stage in gospel shows but through his album sales. His net worth is estimated at $370,000.
Lara George Net Worth – $450,000
Lara George is a Nigerian gospel singer, producer and song writer. Lara George was born on 22 June into the family of Oluwole Bajomo in Lagos State, Nigeria.
She attended Queen’s College, Lagos before proceeding to the University of Lagos, where she obtained a master’s degree in Architecture.
In 2008 Lara George released her first single “Ijoba Orun” which became an instant hit. Her voice is second to none which makes her one of the best Yoruba gospel artiste in Nigeria today.
Lara George is currently one of the richest and most influential gospel singers in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $450,000 dollars as of the time of this post.
Prince Gozie Okeke and Njideka Okeke Net Worth – $420,000
They are considered the best Igbo gospel musicians in Nigeria today with their hit track ‘Akanchawa’ becoming an inspiration to people and is been used in various churches around the country. Their popularity was spread through their music. It was said they sold out millions of album copies and also performed the song in various countries of the world.
Yinka Ayefele Net Worth – $400,000
Yinka Ayefele MON, is a Nigerian music producer, gospel singer, radio presenter and founder of Fresh FM Radio Station, Ibadan. Ayefele was born in Ipoti-Ekiti, a city in Ekiti State in southwestern Nigeria.
He had attended Our Saviours Anglican Primary School in Ipoti-Ekiti for his primary and secondary education before he later proceeded to Ondo State College of Arts and Science in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Where He graduated and obtained a degree.
If you are searching for the best Yoruba gospel singer who is still making waves in the music industry, look no further as Yinka Ayefele tops the list.
Born in Ekiti state, the talented musician had a ghastly motor accident that damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair in 1997. This didn’t stop him as he was still able to touch lives for Christ and is one of the popular artist in the Nigerian gospel music industry.
Buchi Net Worth – $390,000
Buchi Atuonwu, professionally known as Buchi, is a Nigerian reggae gospel artist. He started as a disc jockey in night clubs. Buchi is part of Christ Embassy’s Love World Music and Arts Ministry.
Buchi started his education in Enugu in Methodist College, and Federal Government College. He gained admission to University of Lagos in 1983 to study English language and literary studies. He graduated with a BA and MA in 1986 and 1988 respectively. He took up an appointment with the university at the end of his program to lecture and run a PhD program. Buchi remained a staff member of the Department of English of the university until 1994 when he yielded to the higher calling to preach gospel of Jesus through writing and singing in the reggae music and poetry.
Before Buchi went into music, he lived a rugged life. After he gave his life to Jesus Christ, he ventured into music, releasing his first album in 1999. He has won series of awards also for his reggae-like gospel music.
During the cause of his music career, Buchi has released 8 Studio albums and 2 books. The audio albums are as follows:
- 1999 – These Days
- 2002 – So Beatutiful
- 2005 – What A Life
- 2008 – Sounds Of Life
- 2011 – Judah
- 2014 – I See
- 2017 – Red, Gold & Green
- 2020 – 11:59
With a net worth of $390 million dollars, Buchi is currently listed among the richest and most influential Gospel singers in Nigeria as of the time of this post.
Tope Alabi Net Worth – $350,000
She is the best Yoruba female gospel musician in Nigeria. Tope Alabi is not just a talented gospel musician but a movie track composer. One of her popular tracks that stands out is “Angeli Mi”
Midnight Crew Nigerian Gospel Music
They are a popular Nigerian gospel group that consists of Mike Abdul, Patricia King, Odunayo Ojo and Olugbenga Oyebola. They have been in the lime light since 2001 and are a shining example to young people who want to toe the same path in the gospel industry.
Mercy Chinwo Net Worth $150,000
Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel singer, a songwriter and an actress. Born and brought up in Port Harcout, Rivers state, her hit track “excess love” has seen her rise among the big names in the music industry. Chinwo became famous after she won the Etisalat and Pepsi sponsored Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012.
Chinwo lost her dad at a very age. Her musical career started by allowing top gospel music artists such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye use her vocals. She has acted alongside Yvonne Nelson’s film, Majid Michel, etc.
Her first musical album is titled “Testimony” which was released in 2015. Since then, she has added 4 more songs and is still making waves. Mercy Chinwo net worth is estimated to be $150,000.
Richest Gospel Singers In Nigeria
It will interest you to know that the richest Gospel singers in Nigeria has their net worth running into millions in dollars, as of the time of the post, Sammie Okposo is currently tagged the richest and one of the most influential Gospel singers in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars.