2020 was a tough year for gospel artists due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country which saw some top musicians release fewer songs due to economic issues and lack of access to some resources needed at the time.
The outbreak of the virus in 2020 made some popular gospel singers learn how to use the digital media space to enhance and grow their presence.
However, some of these top artists have wasted no time in the new year as they dish out new sounds for their followers and fans to vibe to in the new year.
The resources put into the gospel music industry by some young gospel artists have made NaijaMusic comply with a list of five top gospel artists to look out for in 2021.
Here are our top five gospel artists to look out for in 2021.
1. Folabi Nuel
Folabi Nuel is a talented gospel singer, songwriter, worship leader, recording artist, and preacher.
The artist broke out after he released his debut single dubbed “God of Heaven”.
He caught the attention of worshippers in Nigeria after he released his debut album titled “Good God”.
Nuel in the album featured Nigeria award-winning musician, Florocka and Yamaha ambassador, Wole Oni and many others.
The gospel artist disclosed that his journey to the peck started in high school when he started singing and leading his fellowship choir.
The talented musician who is under ‘New Harmony Music’ record label has released trending songs like, Yeshua, Satisfied, Omemma, and many others.
2. Moses Bliss
Moses Bliss drove his way into the heart of gospel music lovers in 2020 after he released ‘Too Faithful’ and ‘Bigger Everyday’, songs that immediately became an anthem among gospel music lovers and choirs.
The songwriter and music minister released his first single in January 2017, dubbed “E No Dey Fall My Hand” and ever seen has been consistent in the industry.
Bliss who plays many musical instruments has released popular songs like ‘You I Live For’, Too Faithful, Bigger Everyday, and many other lovely sounds.
I am sure many expect more from the talented young artist in 2021.
3. Mercy Chinwo
One-time winner of the Nigerian Idol, Mercy Chinwo, has bought her way in the heart of gospel music lovers with her back to back singles.
The singer and songwriter was the talk of many in 2020 with the remix of her song titled “Excess Love” featuring recording artist, JJ. Hairston.
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Chinwo got an opportunity to minister at the 2020 experience because of her consistency and much will be expected from her in 2021.
The gospel artist has released beautiful songs like Omekannaya, Chinedum, Obinasom, and many others.
4. Ada Ehi
37-year-old performing artist, singer, and songwriter, Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, popularly known as Ada Ehi makes the list of Naija Music top 5 artists to watch out for in 2021.
The Christ Embassy member has gained a presence in the music industry like other gospel artists from the church like Sinach, Frank Edwards, Eben, and many others.
Ada was consistent in 2020 even though the year was generally tough for Nigerians due to the outbreak of the pandemic.
The recording artist bought her way into the heart of Nigerians last year with her beautiful sound “I Overcame”.
She has other songs like Cheta, Only You Jesus, I Testify.
5. Tim Godfrey
The boss of ROX Nation record label, Tim Godfrey, can be described as one of the consistent gospel artists in Nigeria.
Tim Godfrey over the years has built a presence for himself and his singers, with the likes of IBK flourishing in the gospel music industry.
The vocal instructor is known for his yearly program “Fearless” where he invites top artists across the world to the concert.
We believe Tim would not disappoint music lovers this new year and we are expectant of new sounds in 2021.