Top 10 Gospel Artistes in Nigeria : Frank Edwards, Tope Alabi, Sinach, Buchi & Others


Nigeria’s Gospel music in spite of the fact that Nigerians are faithful adherents of two of the largest religions in the world. Occasionally, some Gospel artistes have had to add some flavour of secular music to their works to give it a broad appeal. But beyond the fact that the artistes on the Gospel scene are largely overlooked for major concerts and endorsement deals by corporate firms, it is imperative to point out that they contribute in no small measure to upholding societal values and morals, while reinforcing the need to live a life that is praiseworthy to God and to humanity. In honour of these artistes, takes a look at ten artistes that stand out in present times. Though there are other artistes that are considered honourable mentions good enough to be on this list, the compilation was carefully conducted by Drop a comment below if your favorite Gospel artiste is missing on the Top 10 SEE ARTISTE BELOW:


Frank Edwards

Nicknamed Rich boy, Frank Ugochukwu Edwards, a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria is signed to the church’s LoveWorld Records. Frank, a talented instrumentalist, broke into the scene with his debut album, The Definition, which was released in 2008. Frank returned to the studio and in 2010 and produced his second album, Angels on the Runway; he hit the market with another, ‘Unlimited’, in 2011.

Frank began singing at the age of ten years as he learnt how to play the piano from his father. Currently, he has four albums to his credit, with the latest one ‘Tag Jam’ released in November 2011 which took frank to the A-class of  Gospel artistes. He also made a cameo appearance in label mate Sinach’s video ‘I know who I am’.

In May 2011 he was nominated as the Gospel Artiste of the Year at the 6th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA). He won the award for the Best Gospel Rock Artiste in the 1st edition of the awards. He also won West Africa Best Male Vocalist in 2012 and Best Hit Single at the Love World Awards 2012.  Frank also bagged three awards at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards (Male Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Vocal).


Also signed to LoveWorld Records and a key member of the music team at Christ Embassy, Sinach has become a household name in Nigeria. She has over 200 songs to her credit, including  ‘Awesome God’‘Simply Devoted’‘I am Ready for Your Spirit’‘Shout of the King’‘All Things are possible’‘Born to Win’‘Fire in Me’‘More of You’‘No Failure with God’‘This is Your Season’; also winning the Song of the Year, Song Writer and Vocalist of the Year’ at the Love World Awards.

Inspired by the ministry of the word by her Pastor, Sinachi also ministers as a vocalist and worship leader of Christ Embassy, alongside LoveWorld Music team. Through her Godly talent, she has ministered to millions of people all over the world in mega programs such as Night of Bliss with Pastor Chris, Word at Work conventions with Pastor Chris, Youth Conferences with Pastor Chris, The Higher Life Conference, The Christ Embassy Healing School and many other programs by Pastor Chris with record attendances reaching millions.

Lara George

Regarded as one of the classiest Nigerian Gospel artistes, this multi-talented singer, producer and music director has a spell-binding and captivating voice, she was a member of the former KUSH group which was one of the contemporary Gospel music groups in Nigeria in the early 2000s. Lara released her first solo album in 2007 titled Ijoba Orun. The single was a hit and it still enjoys a huge support and airplay on radio stations, churches and homes.

The Lagos born singer and fourth child of five children developed passion for music while she was a member of the choir at her alma mater Queens College, Yaba Lagos, and kicked off her music career as a professional in 1997. She released her first hit single, ‘Ijoba Orun’ in 2007 and has since released hits like, ‘Orin’ ‘I will write a song’, ‘Season’, ‘Fig Tree’, ‘Forever in my Heart’, ‘I can’, ‘Ko ma si’ {Nobody like you}, ‘More than anything’, ‘Higher’, ‘Rise’, and ’Higher’.

In 2008, the graduate of Law from the University of Lagos released her second albumForever in my heart’, which won her several awards, including the 2008 Voice of the Year Award at the Nigerian Music Awards, Female Artiste of the Year at the 2009 Nigerian Gospel Music Awards. Lara returned with a 14 track album in July 2009, which features Lord of Ajasa, and Midnight Crew’s Pat Uwaje. The album contains hit songs like ‘Run with You’ and ‘Ko le baje’.

Lara is married to Gbenga George and blessed with a son – Adeoba Alexander George. Her last album which was released in 2012 was titled ‘Higher’. Her husband, a legal practitioner also doubles as her manager.



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