The Best Nigerian Gospel Music of 2021

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Nigerian gospel music is on the rise with many new and talented artists emerging in the industry. Here are some of the best Nigerian gospel songs of 2021.

Top Gospel Songs of 2021

It’s no doubt that the Nigerian Gospel music scene is one of the most vibrant in the world. In a nation with over 200 million people, and hundreds of tribes and languages, the Nigerian Gospel music scene is as diverse as it is vibrant. From the soulful sounds of the Yoruba people, to the upbeat vibes of the Igbo people, Nigerian Gospel music has something for everyone.

“Mercy Chinwo – Obinasom”

This Nigerian Gospel songstress has taken the Christian music scene by storm with her debut album “The CrossMyGaze.” The album features 11 tracks of praise and worship, including the lead single “Obinasom,” which has become a popular anthem in churches across Nigeria.

“Nathaniel Bassey – Olowogbogboro”

Gospel music in Nigeria has seen a recent surge in popularity, thanks in part to the success of artists like Nathaniel Bassey. His song “Olowogbogboro” has become a runaway hit, propelled by its simple but catchy hook and positive message. The song has been used as a soundtrack for multiple viral videos, and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down.

“Frank Edwards – Believers Anthem”

Frank Edwards is a dynamic, gifted musician whose soulful voice and innovative style has endeared him to gospel music lovers all over the world. His music knows no boundaries, and his latest release, Believers Anthem, is a perfect example of the power of Christian music to cross over into the mainstream.

Born in Nigeria, Frank Edwards grew up singing in his church choir. His passion for music led him to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, he returned to Nigeria and began his professional career as a musician.

He quickly rose to prominence in the Nigerian music scene with his unique blend of R&B, pop, and gospel. His debut album, The Project, was a huge success, selling over two million copies.

Frank Edwards’ music is characterized by its positive message and its ability to reach people of all ages and backgrounds. His songs are filled with hope and encouragement, and they have resonated with listeners all over the world.

Believers Anthem is Frank Edwards’ latest release, and it is sure to be another hit with fans of Christian music. The song is an uplifting anthem of hope and faith, and it is sure to inspire believers everywhere.

“Tim Godfrey – Nara”

Tim Godfrey is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and music director. He is the founder and lead singer of the multiple award-winninggroup, Rox Music. He has released several hit singles, albums, and music videos. His latest album, Nara, was released in 2020.

“Nara” is a track off of Tim Godfrey’s 2020 album of the same name. The song features Nigerian singer Travis Greene and was released as a single in 2020. The song peaked at number one on the Nigerian Gospel Music charts and was nominated for Best Gospel Song at the 2021 Nigam Awards.

“Joe Praize – Mighty God”

Joe Praize is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and recording artist who has released several popular songs, such as “Mighty God,” “Awesome God,” and “Victory.” He is currently signed to Loveworld Music, a subsidiary of Christ Embassy.

Best Gospel Artistes of 2021

Nigerian Gospel music is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance. The long-awaited rebirth is being propelled by a generation of incredibly talented artistes who are determined to take the genre to new heights. In this article, we will be discussing the best Nigerian gospel artistes of 2021.

Mercy Chinwo

Since arriving on the music scene in 2012, Mercy Chinwo has established herself as one of Nigeria’s premier gospel artists. She has released two studio albums, The Cross My Gaze and Satisfied, and her music has been featured on numerous compilations and soundtracks. Her powerful voice and ability to connect with her audience have made her a sought-after performer, and she has toured extensively throughout Nigeria and Africa. In 2021, she was named Best Gospel Artist at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Nathaniel Bassey

Nathaniel Bassey is a Gospel music artist from Nigeria. He is known for his unique style of contemporary highlife and afrobeat gospel music. His debut album, The Son of God, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. It won the Album of the Year award at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Bassey has released several other albums, including Revival Fire (2013), Revival Flames (2014), and Glad Tidings (2017).

Tim Godfrey

Tim Godfrey is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, composer, recording artist and music director. He is the founder and CEO of the record label Rox Nation. He is best known for his hit single “Nara”, which won him the Song of the Year award at The Headies 2015.

Joe Praize

Joe Praize is a Gospel music minister whose deliverance in worship has affected lives positively all over the world. He is also a music director, songwriter and a model who has won several awards. Joe was born on the 21st of May 1980 into a family of five children. He hails from Delta State in Nigeria but was born in Jos, Plateau State. Joe Praize is the first child in his family. His parents are Mr and Mrs Michael Chukwuemeka Ikegwuonu.

Upcoming Gospel Artistes to Look Out For in 2021

Nigerian gospel music is currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, with artistes such as Folabi Nuel, Mercy Chinwo, and Tim Godfrey leading the charge. If you’re looking for some new music to add to your playlist, here are some of the best Nigerian gospel artistes to look out for in 2021.


Ada is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and worship leader who has been active in the music industry since 2006. She has released several singles and albums, including her debut album I Overcame in 2010. Ada is best known for her hit single “Only You Jesus”, which won the Song of the Year award at the 2014 Headies.

Ada was born on the 27th of November 1982 in Lagos, Nigeria to a family of five children. She started singing at a young age and was part of her church choir. Ada later graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, she worked for a few years before venturing into music full-time.

Ada’s music career began in 2006 when she released her first single “Only You Jesus”. The song was well-received and won several awards, including the Song of the Year award at the 2014 Headies. Ada has since released two more albums, settling into a successful career as a gospel artiste.

As an upcoming artiste, Ada is one to look out for in 2021. She is talented, hardworking and has a passion for ministering to people through her music. We believe that she has what it takes to make it big in the Nigerian music industry and we are excited to see what the future holds for her!

Dunsin Oyekan

Dunsin Oyekan is a psalmist, worship leader and voice that God is using powerfully in this season to bless His people.

Signed to EeZee Conceptz Gospel Music label, the anointed singer has released several chart-topping singles like “The Anthem”, “Breathe”, ” Intentional” and more.

Dunsin Oyekan’s music is a unique blend of contemporary worship and urban gospel sounds that are sure to bless listeners around the world.

Some of his other popular songs include “Imole”, ” Morire”, “You Alone Are Worthy”, and “Solid Rock”.

With several hit songs already under his belt, Dunsin Oyekan is definitely an upcoming Gospel artiste to look out for in 2021.

Chioma Jesus

Chioma Jesus is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for her hit song “Omemma”, which won her the Best Gospel Artiste award at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She has released two albums, The Blood and The Spirit (2017) and Satisfied (2019). Chioma has toured extensively throughout Nigeria and Africa, performing at major events such as the Lagos Christmas Carols, the Abuja International Gospel Festival, and the Ghana Music Awards.

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