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Sinach biography

Sinach, is a Nigerian-born gospel music singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader at Loveworld.

Background information

Full Name: Osinachi Kalu Joseph

Born: 30 March 1973

State of origin: Afikpo South, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Genres: Gospel, Worship

Famous as: Gospel singer, songwriter

Instruments: Vocals

Years active: 1994 – Present

Labels: Loveworld, SLIC

Alma mater: University of Port Harcourt

Religion: Christian



Early childhood

She hails from Ebonyi State, Eastern Nigeria, and is the second daughter of seven children.

She started singing for family and friends in 1989 as a hobby, while working as a staff and choir member in Christ Embassy, pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Church.

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Educational career

She studied Physics and graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

She considered relocating from Nigeria after her University education, but was advised against it by pastor Oyakhilome.

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Music career

As a child, She stated she had dreams, where she saw herself singing to large crowds, but didn’t actively pursue anything musically as a career besides joining the choir, and also working as an administrative staff in the Church.

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She had written many songs before she released her first album, Chapter One in 2011.

Speaking on how she came by her stage name Sinach, she said: “I chose that from my name Osinachi because it is easy to pronounce and catchy”

Her songs were being sung in many countries, translated to many languages, around the world.

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Achievement and Influence

In 2017, she was inducted into the Bethlehem Hall of Fame, joining Dwayne Johnson, Pope Benedict XVI and a host of other internationally recognized celebrities on the listed.

In 2016, She was the first recipient of the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, recognizing her contribution to gospel music in the previous decade.

That same year, she received the African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence.

Also that same year, for the second time in a row, she won the Western Africa Artist Of The Year by Groove Awards in Kenya, and was listed by YNaija alongside Chris Oyakhilome, Enoch Adeboye as one of the Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.

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In 2019, Nigerian entertainment website, PulseNg rated Sinach their No.1 female artiste of the decade, ahead of Tiwa SavageYemi Alade, Asa, Waje Niniola, Omawumii, Simi (singer) and fellow Gospel singer, Tope Alabi.

As a songwriter, She has written over 200 songs and won several awards. Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008. One of her most popular songs is ‘I Know Who I Am’.

On 7 March 2019, She became the first Gospel singer from Nigeria to obtain over 100 million views of a single video on YouTube, and the third Nigerian to achieve that feat, next to Davido and Yemi Alade, who achieved the same feat in December, 2018. She achieved this with her song, Way Maker.

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Tour and live Performance

In September 2019, Sinach became the first Gospel Artist from Africa to tour India, headlining concerts with several thousands in attendance.

Sinach has also performed and headlined concerts in over 50 countries including Kenya,, Dominica, South Africa, United States, Canada, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, Zambia, Saint Maarten, the United Kingdom and India

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Sinach hit songs

Sinach is known globally for several gospel hits songs which include, “Way Maker”, “I Know Who I Am”, “Great Are You Lord”, “Rejoice”, “He Did It Again”, “Precious Jesus”, “The Name of Jesus”, “This Is my Season”, “Awesome God”, “For This”, “I Stand Amazed”, “Simply Devoted” and “Jesus is Alive”.

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Awards and recognitions

2016 LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award

Groove Awards’ Western Africa Artist Of The Year

2016: African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence

Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.

2019: LIMA Song of the Year

Family and personal Life

Sinach married Mr. Joseph Egbu in her home Church Christ Embassy in 2014. On 17 November 2019 at the LIMA Awards Pastor Chris Oyakhilome announced the arrival of Sinach’s first child, five years after her marriage.


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