Grace Jahdiel Okoduwa now Grace Jahdiel Benjamin who goes by the stage name Jahdiel, is a contemporary Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and vocalist.
She was born in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria where she had her primary and secondary school education.
Aunty Ayo International School in Ikoyi was her alma mater before she proceeded to obtain a BSc degree in Chemistry.
Let’s take a closer look at her biography.
Jahdiel Full Name, Age, Early Life, and Hometown
She was born Grace Jahdiel Okoduwa but after the marriage has taken on her husband’s name Benjamin. On the music scene, she is known as Jahdiel.
She was born in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria where she had her primary and secondary school education at Aunty Ayo International School, Ikoyi before proceeding to further her education by obtaining a BSc degree in Chemistry.
Jahdiel Family and Private Life
On 30 November 2013, she got married to Emmanuel Benjamin, popularly known as Eben (singer), a Nigerian gospel singer with whom she has two children.Jahdiel and Family
Jahdiel Career, Awards, and Nominations
Jahdiel started singing at the age of five upon joining the choir of her local church before she began to play musical instruments like the piano and keyboard at the age of thirteen.
After being part of various singing groups, she released her debut album Heritage in 2008 to massive reception, thereby gaining her new grounds in the industry and further earning her a nomination spot in the “Most Promising Artist or Group” category at the 2008 edition of Kora Awards.
Her follow-up album Under Oath was released in 2010. Contained with songs like “Ebube Dike”, “Oh God” and “Ayaya”, Under Oath earned her a nomination at the 2013 Nigeria Gospel Music Awards.Jahdiel
In November 2015, she released her third studio album titled Majesty. In 2017, she was listed in YNaija‘s list of “100 Most Influential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria”.
Jahdiel’s music style is influenced by a blend of rock, English and Afrocentric pop. When asked about her style of gospel music, she told The Nation: “I think the blend of the English pop with African music makes it very, very different.
If you listen to it for the first time you probably feel it’s not from Nigeria”. Her musical influences include Kirk Franklin and Celine Dion.
Jahdiel Songs and Social Media Handles
The singer has quite a number ofJahdiel and Husband (Eben) to her credit. Among them are the worldwide hits Heritage, My Hands, It is Well, Preach among others. You can listen to and download Jahdiel’s music .
Her official Instagram username is @jahdielofficial. She is known on Twitter as @JahdielOfficial.