Celebrities Buzz has compiled the full list of the Top 5 African Greatest African Gospel Musicians.
Being a gospel artist in Africa isn’t an easy task. Especially considering a continent that has got the masses following circular music.
Some gospel musicians managed to keep the lyrical word of God spreading for years and are still doing so to make the genre one of the most celebrated at the moment.
Celebrities Buzz has taken its time to analyze the Top 5 African Greatest African Gospel Musicians from the lots that deserve some thumbs-up over their tremendous work.
Below is the list:
1. Sonnie Badu
Dr Sonnie Badu is the leading Gospel artist in Africa. His presence in the genre made a good name for Africa and proved that we’ve got a firm grip when it comes to worshipping and praising God lyrically.
His Medleys released over 10 years ago and beneath are still highly spiritual. It is still being played across the globe in the Christian environment day in and out.
At the time Dr. Sonnie Badu started fronting African gospel to the world, there were a few gospel artists who actually believed in themselves.
His hard work paid off immensely making him be respected by almost all African gospel stars pushing hard to the world.
At the moment, he is the leader and founder of the Rockhill Church headquartered in Atlanta.
His hard work has earned him a lot of accolades like; Bachelor in ministry, Masters in Christian Leadership
Doctorate of Fine Arts in Musicology, Doctorate in Divinity, PhD in Theology, Honorary citizenship to the State of Georgia, Presidential lifetime achievement award, Humanitarian award, Keys to the city of Brooklyn, NY, UN Ambassador of Sacred Music, Keys to the city of Brentwood, Maryland, etc.
His recent song is dubbed ‘Pillar of Fire’ – Watch Video Below:
2. Nathaniel Bassey
Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel artist. Over the years, he has been very consistent and treating gospel music lovers with nothing but the best songs. He became popularly known after his songs dubbed “Imela” “Onise Iyanu” and “Olowogbogboro” went global.
Since the start of his career, Nathaniel Bassey has released the following albums; Someone’s at The Door – 2010, Son of God and Imela – 2014, This God Is Too Good – 2016, Revival Flames – 2017 and Jesus: The Resurrection and the Life – 2018.
He’s got the following awards to his credit; City People Music Award for Gospel Artiste of the Year – 2017, Best Gospel Artist at the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival Awards (AFRIMMA) – 2017, etc.
As at now, Africa has endorsed him as the finest.
Nathaniel Bassey’s recent songs have been compiled below:
Osinachi Joseph (née Kalu), known professionally as Sinach, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Loveworld.
She gave hope to the females when it comes to headlining gospel shows across Africa and the world at large. She became known globally with songs like; Awesome God – 2008, The Presence of The Lord – 2008, Fire In Me – 2008, Because You Live – 2008, etc.
Since the start of her career, she has released over 11 albums with her last one being in the year 2019. Notable among her albums are; Chapter One – 2008, I’m Blessed – 2011, Shout it Loud – 2012, From Glory to Glory – 2013
Sinach at Christmas – 2013, Sinach Live in Concert – The Name of Jesus – 2014, There’s an Overflow – 2018, Best of Sinach – 2018, and Great God (Live in London) – 2019.
Her recent project is dubbed ‘We Bow Down’:
4. Benjamin Dube
Reverend Benjamin Dube is a music ministerial visionary, anointed songwriter and singer, music producer, mentor/father and pastor to many musicians and an inspiration to secular artists in South Africa.
He is regarded as a Gospel legend of Africa. He began the journey of his calling in ministry in 1986 when he recorded a single – HOLY SPIRIT which was a cross-over hit song and chartbuster on local radio stations and sold over 25 000 units in the year of its release in RSA.
His songs have sold Platinum and Gold thereby indicating how solid a brand he is.
He has the following awards to his credit; Best Male Artist – Crown Gospel Music Award (20019), Best Praise and Worship Album (MTN-SAMA awards) – 2007 Crown Gospel Music award for Best Praise and Worship Artist 2008, etc.
At the moment, his latest project is dubbed “Moya Moya – Gospel Praise & Worship Song”:
5. Joe Mettle
Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle better known by his stage name Joe Mettle is an award-winning Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter.
He is the first Gospel musician to win the Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA) – 2017 Artiste of the year in Ghana.
Joe has also won over 10 local and international awards. He has won several awards at Africa Gospel Music Awards, Gospel industry Awards, African Gospel Awards (UK), CCML Ghana Gospel Awards, Bass Awards and RIGA Awards (South Africa).
He has many worldwide hit songs including “Nhyira”, “Medo Wo”, “Akokyem Nyame”, “Mensuro”, “Turning Around” and “Yesu Adi Nkunim” to his credit.
At the moment, Joe Mettle has been tipped to be the next big thing the world gospel in a few months to come.
His latest project is titled ‘Power Of Prayer’: