There are several Igbo gospel musicians. The Igbo are largely Christians, so it is not difficult to see Igbo gospel musicians. There are many of these musicians, and they have become quite popular and made money for themselves. In this post, we’ll be examining the top 5 richest and most popular Igbo gospel musicians.
Who are these people? How much have they made for themselves? How long have they been in the game?
Top 5 Richest and Most Popular Igbo Gospel Musicians
1. Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka is the most popular and richest Igbo gospel musician. He is the Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, and the CEO of several organizations and businesses. This makes Fr. Mbaka very popular. In addition, he is a vocal critic and commentator on Nigerian political issues. He is from Enugu State.
Fr. Mbaka started singing since around 1998 when he started his ministry and was ordained a priest. Since that time, he has released several albums, become very popular, and made good amount of money for himself.
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka is worth around $10 million.
2. Frank Edwards
Frank Edwards is also from Enugu State, and grew up in the state. He is the second most popular Igbo gospel musician in Nigeria, and the most popular pop and hip-hop gospel musician in Nigeria. Around 2008, he began the genre and trend of Nigerian Gospel pop and hip-hop.
Frank Edwards went on to make a name for himself, and a lot of money as well. He is quite popular in Nigeria and called for a lot of performance and shows. He also earns from streams online. He has gone on to have his own record label.
Frank Edwards’ networth is around $1 million.
Sinach, who hails from Ebonyi State, started her singing career in the church before she advanced and levelled up. Since around 2011, she has been singing, although she got into limelight around 2018 to 2020. In 2020, her song, “Waymaker,” gained international fame and acceptance. Starting from there, she went for a lot of performances, shows, and talks, all over the world.
Sinach is married, and continues to sing and perform till this day. Sinach’s networth is estimated to be around $700,000.
4. Chinyere Udoma
Chinyere Udoma is more of the traditional Igbo gospel musician with the way she sings in Igbo and uses traditional Igbo gospel beats unlike her contemporaries who fuses pop into their songs. She is from Enugu State. Her songs gained prominence around 2013 – 2015, although she has been singing long before then.
Chinyere Udoma mostly makes her money from the sale of her tapes, and the performances she renders, which is likely not enough. However, she is into other businesses aside from singing and performing. She is happily married with children.
Chinyere Udoma’s networth is around $200,000.
5. Mercy Chinwo
Mercy Chinwo is a very popular Igbo gospel musician who more into pop than the traditional Igbo gospel. She started her music journey by singing in churches before she went for a singing competition and won. Since then she has developed herself gradually, and managed to build fame for herself. She has also made lots of money from streaming of her songs, the performance of her song, and so on.
Mercy Chinwo is well-known in the country at the moment. She is worth around $200,000, or more.
This is it on Top 5 richest and most popular Igbo gospel musicians in Nigeria. This post is to guide you well on this matter. You are to note that, of course, there are different Igbo gospel musicians but these ones have managed to make name for themselves.