Christian music made by Nigerian artists has exploded in popularity, but if you live in the UK you may not have heard of them. It’s time to change that… 

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There is so much richness in the diversity of worship across the worldwide church.

Christian music made by Nigerian artists has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years, but the chances are if you live in Europe or the US, you might not have heard of them.

Check out these five artists, be refreshed in your faith and draw closer to God.

1. Kaestrings

Kingsley Innocent, known as Kaestrings, is from Zaria, Nigeria. He is a passionate worship leader, raised in a musically inclined family. He serves in Apostle Joshua Selman’s Koinonia worship team.

Kaestrings gained prominence for his worship music, notably playing the acoustic guitar. He is actively involved with Eternity Network International and is married to Victoria Emmanuel. His top songs inclue ‘Ga Shi Nan’, ‘Broken’ and ‘He is Enough’.

2. TY Bello

TY Bello, born Toyin Sokefun-Bello in Ogun State, is a renowned singer, songwriter and philanthropist.

She was a member of the gospel band Kush before pursuing a solo music career, releasing albums such as Greenland, The Future and We Are Fire.

Bello is also acclaimed for her photography, including work with prominent figures and publications. She is actively involved in humanitarian efforts, particularly supporting orphans and raising awareness on social issues.

3. K3ndrick

K3ndrick, a Nigerian Afro-Fusion artist, has achieved significant success with his latest EP, Since No. 11, which surpassed one million Spotify streams in its first week.

Signed to 4th Crest in partnership with RMG Amplify, K3ndrick’s music reflects his personal struggles and faith journey. The 7-track EP includes notable singles such as ‘Really,’ ‘No Trouble,’ and ‘Right on Time’, featuring Oba Reengy. His heartfelt lyrics and unique sound have resonated widely, marking a major milestone in his career.

4. Anendlessocean

Anendlessocean, born Ayobami Emmanuel Alli-Hakeem, is a rising Nigerian gospel artist known for his unique blend of English and Yoruba in his music.

Raised in Abuja, he faced the loss of his mother aged 14. His musical career began officially in 2018 with the track ‘Falala’. His 2021 EP Apeirogon and viral single ‘Nazarene’ in 2022 have solidified his place in the gospel scene. His style bridges faith and artistic exploration.

5. Victor Thomson

Victor Ufuoma Thompson, born in Lagos State, is a prominent gospel singer and songwriter known for his impactful worship music.

Originally from Delta State, he gained recognition for his single ‘This Year (Blessing)’ released in January 2023, which topped various charts. Thompson’s musical journey began with his debut single ‘Miyeruwe’ in 2018. He has received multiple nominations and awards for his inspirational music, solidifying his place in the gospel music scene.

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