New list alert!
It’s that time of the year again. Yes, time for the highly anticipated end of the year lists. We will be releasing our ‘Top’ lists for 2017 as the month goes on to celebrate the various creatives who have stood out this year. Be sure to check them all out!
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Gospel music, much like secular music, said hello to a number of new talents this year. There is an endless list of great up and coming gospel artistes who lit up 2017, but as hard as it was, we were able to come up with a list of the ten who have built a home in our ‘Most Played’ playlists.
10. Tomiwa Immanuel
It’s no surprise this name might seem unfamiliar, however, that is exactly why you should check out this spirit filled minister of God and see for yourself what he’s all about. You can start from his faith challenge jam ‘All About You ?’.
9. Tobi Osho
Following him from his Facebook videos to his debut single featuring Kenny K’ore has been a beautiful journey. He is the epitome of grace and favour. We hope to see more from the worshipper we love so much in the years that follow.
8. Jumbo Ane
His recent release, ‘I Worship’, featuring the amazing Sonnie Badu is a display of how Jumbo knows music and his God. He declares his unwavering resolution to worship and always laces it with beautiful melodies. If after you listen to this song and feel like you want more, you’ve got to check out ‘Kosi’ featuring Jonathan Nelson and the famous ‘Imela’.
7. Preye Odede
Personally, I had ‘Bulie’ on repeat for months. His recent album ‘Ready’ is a necessity. Preye carries the heart of a worshipper. Enough said.
6. Victoria Orenze
Known for her passionate love of God, the first and only woman on our list has been on the lips of many this year. From her famous YouTube video to participating actively in the hallelujah challenge to featuring on Nathaniel Bassey’s ‘Alagbada Ina’, Victoria is being used to rekindle hearts as children of God cry ‘Oh Lord set my heart on fire for you’, a line and prayer from her song.
If you remember The Hallelujah Challenge, which was brought about by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit through Nathaniel Bassey this year, you would definitely remember this artist. ‘GA Shi Nan’ by Kaestrings was sung repeatedly by voices all around the world and that uncovered this minister of God.
4. Gil Joe
‘Mayo’ will always be a favourite but 2017 has seen Gil release heartfelt music one would struggle to forget. ‘Real Quick’ shows the ordinary man and how personal a relationship with Jesus can be. Let’s not forget his remix with CalledOut Music, which is a vibe and more.
3. CalledOut Music
Samuel Nwachukwu has taken us from the groovy chants of ‘sweet Jesus you’re mine’ to the cry of a sober heart in ‘My Prayer’ this 2017. It’s safe to say CalledOut is shining his light and we’re blessed by his ministry.
2. Jo Deep
Ojapa Jonathan is putting the finishing touches to his debut album titled ‘ We Are Deep’ and we cannot wait to be taken deep into the Father’s love.
His recent release ‘Christ Is Reason’ is relevant for this festive season and yeah, he is also a pastor.
Signed to Frank Edwards’ record label (Rocktown Records), Nkay has taken the gospel music Industry to a new level this year with the release of his EP titled ‘Life A Meaning’
Containing only seven songs. This piece of art will have your heart ignited for God and your feet dancing in praise. His more recent feature on Frank Edward’s ‘Hallelujah Meje’ proves that Nkay is far from regular. He isn’t totally new to this, he has given us hits like ‘Your Love’ and ‘Numbers’ but more than ever this year, we’ve seen him push his sound and we hear him and the Jesus he represents loud and clear.
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