The Best African Gospel Music of 2016

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A list of the best African gospel music of 2016. These are the songs that will get you up and moving, and that will stay in your heart long after they’re over.


African gospel music is some of the most joyful and uplifting music you will ever hear. The combination of infectious rhythms, soulful vocals, and positive messages make it perfect for any occasion.

If you are looking for the best African gospel music of 2016, you have come to the right place. This article features a list of 10 great songs that were released this year. From traditional hymns to contemporary anthems, there is something for everyone on this list.

So without further ado, here are the 10 best African gospel songs of 2016:

1. “Hosanna” by Ada Ehi
2. “Awesome God” by Sinach
3. “I know who I am” by Sinach
4. “No one like you” by JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise
5. “I believe” by Joe Mettle
6. “On my knees” by The Sword
7. “You are good” by Lara George
8. “Excess love” by Mercy Chinwo
9.”Imela” by Nathaniel Bassey feat. Enitan Adaba
10.”The Captain of my soul” by Oritse Femi

What is African Gospel Music?

African gospel music is a very popular genre of music that is enjoyed by people all over the world. The music is characterized by its unique sound and African influences. African gospel music has its roots in the traditional gospel music of the United States, but it has been influenced by many different African musical styles.

African gospel music is typically very upbeat and positive, with a strong focus on praising God. The lyrics are often in English, but they may also be in other languages spoken in Africa. The music is usually performed by a choir or solo vocalists, accompanied by a band or orchestra. African gospel music is often very infectious and catchy, making it enjoyable to listen to even for non- believers.

The Best African Gospel Music of 2016

2016 was a great year for African gospel music. There were many new artists that released great music, and there were also many established artists that released new music that was just as good, if not better than their previous music. Here are the best African gospel music of 2016.

MOGmusic- “Mogbe”

MOGmusic is a sensational Gospel music group from Ghana. The group is made up of two brothers, Moses and Gideon Ofori. They grew up in a very musical family and their passion for music started at a very young age. MOGmusic has been ministering together for over 10 years and has released 4 albums. Their latest album, “Mogbe,” was released in 2016 and is a collection of 11 amazing Gospel songs.

Efe Grace- “I Believe”

Efe Grace is a Nigerian Gospel artist who released her debut album in 2016. The album, “I Believe” quickly rose to the top of the charts in Nigeria and has been praised by critics for its catchy tunes and inspirational lyrics.

Ada- “Only You Jesus”

Ada’s new album, The Resurrection, is out now and it is absolutely stunning. “Only You Jesus” is the lead single off of the album and it is a beautiful ballad that Ada sings with so much passion and conviction. The lyrics are incredibly powerful and the melody is absolutely gorgeous. This is one of the best African gospel songs of 2016 without a doubt.


After listening to hundreds of songs and hours of research, we have come to the conclusion that the best African gospel music of 2016 is by the artists listed below. These are the artists that we believe are making the best music, spreading the gospel message in creative ways, and impacting their Corner of the world.

We would like to hear your thoughts on this list. Let us know if you agree or disagree with our choices. Also, let us know if there are other artists that you think should have been included.

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