Nigeria is a very religious country with Christianity being one of the two major religions in the country. What this means is that Gospel music is very popular among Nigerian Christians. Although pop music from the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade is more mainstream and the kind of music that rules the airways in Nigeria, there are also big gospel stars that command the same kind of wealth and influence that these seemingly big stars command.
Today we take a look at the 10 biggest gospel musicians in Nigeria, their net worth and other interesting information about them that you need to know.
Here they are:
1. Nathaniel Bassey
Nathaniel Bassey, although from Akwa Ibom state, was actually born in Lagos. He is known for the popular songs “Imela” “Onise Iyanu” and “Olowogbogboro”. Nathaniel Bassey is the person behind the popular #HallelujahChallenge, a midnight prayer session that went viral a few years ago.
According to our sources, Nathaniel Bassey’s net worth is $500,000
2. Tope Alabi
Tope Alabi, aka Ore ti o common, or Agbo Jesu (born 27 October 1970 is one of the most popular Gospel musicians, Yoruba actresses and film composer in Nigeria. She is a favourite among the Yoruba loving gospel music fans. Alongside Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi is a regular performer at The Experience, the biggest gospel music show in Nigeria.
Our sources say Tope Alabi is worth 400K USD.
3. Frank Edwards
Born July 22, 1989, Frank Edwards is an Igbo Nigerian contemporary gospel singer-songwriter and recording artist from Enugu. He is the founder and owner of Rocktown Records, which is home to recording artists such as Edwards himself, Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu, Micah Heavens and among others. He lives in Lagos and his latest album features Don Moen, one of the greatest Gospel musicians of all time. Our sources say Frank Edwards is worth $750,000.
4. Timi Dakolo
Timi Dakolo (born; January 20, 1981) emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. Accompanying his victory was a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes. Timi is not a gospel singer per se but is prominent at the House On the Rock church choir. He is said to be worth $2.5 Million.
Other popular Nigerian Gospel musicians with high net worth include:
6. Chioma Jesus
7. Yinka Ayefele
Who is your favourite among them all?
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