Featuring Mercy Chinwo, Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, Sinach, GUC, Moses Bliss, Ada Ehi, Tim Godfrey, and Victoria Orenze.
2020 has been a challenging year, but we’ve survived and we are just a few days away from a new year. It calls for thanksgiving and the best way to do it by offering songs and praises to God who kept us alive through it all.
In the light of this, we’ve rounded up our top 10 Nigerian gospel songs of the year to get you right into a thanksgiving mood.
Here are our top 10 gospel songs of 2020
1. Mercy Chinwo ‘Obinasom’
Mercy Chinwo is the rave of the moment in the gospel music arena and one of the most streamed artists in Nigeria. She made 2020 joyous despite the challenges with Obinasom. It’s a song of thanksgiving where she tells of how happy she is because of the good things God is doing. This song is a household one beyond the Christian community. Everyone loves a good Melody.
2. Nathaniel Bassey ‘Yeshua Hamashiach’
Nathaniel Bassey and his trumpet have been a blessing to God lovers across Nigeria and Africa. In this song of adoration titled Yeshua Hamashiach, He fused Hebrew Language, English, and Igbo to transport anyone willing into the spirit realm. In English, Yeshua Hamashiach means “The Anointed One”. The Christian community in Africa is yet to get enough of this song.
3. Mercy Chinwo ‘Na You De Reign’
Award-winning gospel singer Mercy Chinwo sure knows how to praise God with her crisp-clear sonorous voice. You might want to put on your dancing shoes because “Na You De Reign” is going to get you dancing and jumping. Mercy brings in an interesting twist into her gospel artistry in this song as she raps with a deeper voice in a song bridge. Anywhere this song is aired, if you are not dancing, they say you’re wrong.
4. Dunsin Oyekan ‘Fragrance to Fire’
Dunsin Oyekan is relatively new to the gospel scene but has carved a niche for himself as a revelation singer. In “Fragrance to Fire”, he melodiously revealed how worship is his weapon and how he wins battles with it. This is one of the few gospel songs of the year that caused goosebumps on people’s skin when it was first released alongside the video.
5. Sinach ‘All Things Are Ready’
Nigeria’s biggest music export Sinach is surely not going to miss out on the list. “All Things Are Ready” is a follow-up to her previous internationally acclaimed single Omemma. Worship is her specialty and if it’s worship you seek, she’s the finest gospel artist we can recommend to give you a full dose of it.
6. GUC ‘All That Matters’
GUC etched his initials on the walls of the Nigerian gospel music Hall of Fame in January with the release of “All That Matters”. The song received Continental acclaim and became a worship anthem across Nigeria. While he made his entry with “You no de use me play”, he cemented his stance with this one and made 2020 remarkable.
7. Moses Bliss ‘Bigger Everyday’
Another new act on the gospel scene – Moses Bliss solidified his stance as a force to reckon with in “Bigger Everyday”. He wasn’t alone on this, and the collaboration with his team made this song one of the best songs of the year. It’s almost impossible to listen to this song while sitting. If the rap verse doesn’t trigger you, the electrifying intro will cause you to jerk.
8. Ada Ehi ‘Fix My Eyes On You’ ft. Sinach
When two sensational acts from believers Loveworld work together on a project, you expect nothing short of excellence. Ada Ehi teams up with Sinach in “Fix My Eyes on You” and both voices were sweet to the ear. It’s a song for believers looking to draw closer to God. The song couldn’t have arrived at a better time when God was only the hope amid a stormy year.
9. Tim Godfrey ‘Miracles Everywhere’
Our Nigerian version of Kirk Franklin and Tyre Tibbett all-in-one who is also the King of the Fearless Crew brought “Miracles Everywhere” to public consciousness in April. Now, this was at peak of the pandemic, regardless, Tim Godfrey and his Fearless Crew saw miracles everywhere. As usual, the sounds were energetic and the vibes were top-notch. Tim is not a gentle worshipper and he’s loved that way.
10. Victoria Orenze ‘Spirit Chant’
Known for her radical worship style, Victoria Orenze is a human spring of worship. In “Spirit Chant”, she takes every listener to the throne room with chants of the Holy Ghost. This song sets the tone for a sustainable spiritual connection with God and no one does it better in this unique style than Victoria.