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  This year, a lot of Nigerian gospel artistes have made their mark in the music industry. From solemn to hot praise songs, these artistes have been able to give gospel music lovers a great time. Indeed, 2023 has been a year ablaze with divine talent, and these top 10 gospel artists are living proof, through their voices, and their messages. In this article, I list our top 10 gospel artistes of 2023 in no particular order.
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  1. Sinach

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Sinach isn’t just a singer; she’s a sonic force of nature. Her 2023 EP features songs like Bianule, The Reason and We Celebrate. She also had collaborations with other gospel artists, like Fountain of Mercy with Nathaniel Bassey.
  1. Mercy Chinwo

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Mercy Chinwo’s voice is a warm embrace, a gentle hand pulling you closer to the divine. Her hit song “You Do This One” isn’t just a song; it’s a tear-jerking tapestry woven with threads of vulnerability and faith. Her other 2023 songs include Wonder, Hollow and Confidence.
  1. Nathaniel Bassey

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Remember that smooth jazz pastor you always wished you had? Nathaniel Bassey is that, but with a saxophone that speaks in tongues and lyrics that touch the soul. “Yahweh Sabaoth” isn’t just a song; it’s a majestic declaration of God’s might, a sonic army marching across the heavens and “Jesus Iye” is a gentle reminder of His never-ending love, a balm for weary hearts and troubled minds.
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  1. Ebuka Songs

Ebuka is another gospel artiste that captured the hearts of many through his heartfelt songs. His hit tracts “I Will Pray” and “Calling my Name” not only get wide listening but approval, as they have been used by content creators on Instagram and other platforms.
  1. Moses Bliss

This man’s voice is a rollercoaster, taking you from whispered confessions to soaring praise anthems in the blink of an eye. His song, “Bigger Than” is your jam, a challenge to see God’s greatness in every corner of your life, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. In 2023, he released his hit song, “Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus” which is still widely sung by many.
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  1. GUC

Get ready to erupt with praise, with songs by Minister GUC. His song, “Popsi” is a celebration of God’s goodness as a father. His other hit, “Ikechi (Power of God)” is a reminder of God’s faithfulness and might.
  1. Ada Ehi

Ada Ehi’s voice is a velvet glove delivering a spiritual punch. Her songs, “Gold” “Gallant” and “Another Miracle” has had many praising and worshipping God throughout the year. Not only has she applied her serious voice to her craft, but she’s also been able to show what worship truly means.
  1. Dunsin Oyekan

Dunsin Oyekan isn’t just a musician; he’s an architect, building musical cathedrals with his voice. His song, “Who is on the Lord’s Side,” is a battle cry, a call to arms that shakes the very foundations of doubt. “Ogo,” is a song emphasizing the glory of God. Dunsin created other spirit-inspired masterpieces that have got many talking such as “Yahwehbe Praised” and “When I See You”.
  1. Victoria Orenze

Victoria Orenze isn’t just a singer; she’s a prophet with a microphone. “I Get Backing”, although officially released in 2022, has in recent times garnered a great number of streams and views across different social media and streaming platforms. She collaborated with Nathaniel Bassey for ” Ebenezer” and her contribution to the song has not gone unnoticed.
  1. TY Bello

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The celebrity photographer and gospel artiste, TY Bello, has again distinguished herself this year. Her 2023 album, “Heaven Has Come” was released with songs like “He Fights For Me” “Ire” “Come Afresh” and others which not only exposed her amazing voice but her ability to create music that is both good to the ears and refreshing to the spirit.
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Final Thoughts

These top 10 gospel artistes are just a glimpse into the vibrant world of Nigerian gospel music. Each voice brings a unique flavour, a message that resonates with hearts in different ways. So put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and let these artists be your guides on a journey of praise, reflection, and pure musical enjoyment.
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This article was first published on 26th December 2023


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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