Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital is blessed with abundant talents. Burna Boy, the Grammy Awards-winning afrobeat singer is from Rivers State and he started his music career in Port Harcourt. Mercy Chinwo, one of the biggest gospel singers in Nigeria is also from Port Harcourt. There are a lot of bankable brands in Port Harcourt but we only get to hear about them and celebrate them when they have attained national awareness and relevance. However, Naira Diary does not want to wait until they start selling out O2 Arena and winning Grammys before you know them and that’s why we present the list of top 10 gospel artists in Port Harcourt to look out for in 2023.
Nessa dropped Hallelujah in June 2022 and returned with ‘No Damages’ on September 30th establishing herself as one of the youngest singers spreading the gospel of Jesus to the world from Port Harcourt.
She was also one of the headliners at Prinx Emmanuel’s Reverb Concert on November 6th and she had an amazing performance . We are hoping she builds on what she’s achieved in 2022 and take it global in 2023.
Gideon Chinemerem Dickson popularly known as Chaisong hails from Abia State. He has worked with great artists like Afy Douglas, Preye Odede and Samsong. From Port Harcourt, Chaisong is reaching the world for Christ with songs like ‘IKPEREM NALA’ , ‘Doing Good’ and ‘He is Risen’. He is a gospel singer in Port Harcourt to look out for in 2023
Recently on Naira Diary Session with Henshaw Jacobson, Eva Praise shared her music journey, how she met her record label boss and also spoke on finishing school with good grades despite facing challenges as a music artist while also in school.
Eva Praise has achieved so much in 2022 and we won’t be wrong if we say that she is the next-rated Gospel singer in Port Harcourt in 2022.
Eva Praise is one of the few gospel singers in Port Harcourt with over 100k views on a single YouTube video. We can’t wait for what God is going to use her to do in 2023.
Mr Wealth is dropping an EP this November. He titles it “The SATURATED EP”. The Ebenezer crooner became an Internet sensation when his wedding video where his wife, Ogechi Wealth-Freedom was speaking fire tongues and declaring words on their wedding day went viral. He is one of the most popular gospel singers in Port Harcourt on social media.
Mr Wealth is a gospel singer in Port Harcourt you cannot ignore .
In February 2021, Benjizzy whose real name is Benjamin Omale Israel was diagnosed with a brain tumor in UPTH (university of port harcourt teaching hospital), and he needed six million naira to undergo a surgery. Through people like KO Baba, more than enough money was raised with support from different people on social media and the surgery was done successfully.
After recovering, Benjiszzy went back to the studio and the result was his first EP, Son Of The Lion, a six-tracks EP with production credits from BeckyJay, The Maazi, Grey Beatz, B- Done and Strawberry Sound. While he was still promoting the EP, another tragedy hit him. This time his car got burnt completely but he was not hurt. In July 2022, Benjiszzy returned with a new single ‘You Only Live Once’ and so far he’s been enjoying massive airplay while shutting down shows back to back. 2023 will surely be a great year for Benjiszzy and we pray no evil comes near him in 2023.
Oluwabamidele popularly known as Sensational Bamudele is a praise machine. When it comes to praise, nobody does it like Dele. Though he lives in Port Harcourt with his band members, Sensational Bamidele is always out of the state for events making him one of the most booked gospel singers in Port Harcourt.
Ebi Joseph whose latest song, See My Life is making wave across the country is a Contemporary gospel rapper, songwriter and worship leader.
Ebi Joseph hosts an annual rap concert, Rap Christ. Through the platform, he’s not only taken his brand to another level but has also given others a platform to showcase their rap talent. We expect more from Ebi Joseph in 2023 and you have got to watch out for him.
Sammy Hart is a talented gospel rapper, music producer, and singer. Man has been in the game for some time now and he’s one of the best gospel rappers in Nigeria. He’s been featured on some of the biggest events and platforms in Nigeria and we believe 2023 is his year. We are rooting for him and we are looking forward to sharing his success stories. Watch out for Sammy Hart in 2023.
Brother Nwachukwu as he is fondly called by friends is perhaps the most talked about gospel artist in Port Harcourt. He became the first artist to host a concert at UEI Center, the biggest center in Port Harcourt on November 6th when he hosted Reverb 3.0 which featured the likes of Moses Bliss, Austin De Bull, Greatman Takit, Pastor Blessed, and many others. Prinx Emmanuel came into the limelight when he released God No Go Shame.
So far he’s performed at some of the biggest gospel events In and outside Nigeria. With his debut album coming out next year, we are hoping to see Prinx Emmanuel making headlines at international scenes.
The beautiful songstress and worship leader is blessed with the gift of worship. When she’s leading worship, the presence of God flows like a river resulting in unprecedented miracles and testimonies.
This year, she’s worked on projects like New Dimension, A worship experience with Onos which also featured Afy Douglas, Sista Mercie, and Kaydee Numbere. She has also had personal projects like Immerse Worship with Doris Francis in February and in October.
Doris Francis is another gospel artist in Port Harcourt to watch out for.
Michael Rich started 2022 with a new song, See Me See Love’ released on January 1st, 2022. In February, he had a virtual worship session, Online Worship with Michael Rich. In August, he released ‘With My Full Chest’ video , another song about God’s loving-kindness. In September, he released ‘Werelo’ featuring GUC. Micheal also dropped an EP in August.
Aside from releasing new songs and hosting virtual worship sessions, Michael Rich has been ministering in churches in and outside Port Harcourt.
He’s a gospel singer in Port Harcourt to look out for in 2023.