12 Nigerian Musicians Who Started From The Choir


People from different spheres of life come together to thank God for his blessings in the ways they know how best to.

However, for these people, the house of God wasn’t just a place of
prayer but a place that kinda skyrocketed them to fame in the music
industry where they are currently.

Here are a few Nigerian musicians who got their start in the pews of the
choir before hitting the jackpot in the entertainment industry.

1. Chidinma

Before Chidinma Ekile won Project Fame West Africa, she was a chorister at the Foursquare Gospel Church

2. Waje

As a young and gifted singer, Waje sang in church and was so good that
the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the Word of Faith Church, Benin
decided to cater for her all through her secondary school days.

3. Darey Art Alade

Darey was born into a family of performers like his father and he joined
the wagon. At 8, he joined the children’s choir and even led the school
choir in school.

He was also a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of Christ and took lessons at the Musical Society of Nigeria.

4. J Martins

J Martins caught the music bug from his mother who was a choir mistress.
He was in the church choir and even produced for some gospel singers.

5. Iyanya

Iyanya’s grandfather was a clergyman and he used to sing in his church’s
choir and was the choir master for the children’s choir at age 5.6. Banky W

Wellington was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but the
family moved back to Lagos when he was five years old where he began
singing in his church choir at the age of 8.7. Omawumi

From childhood Omawumi had been known to be a playful, energetic,
intelligent and extremely talented child as she was already a lead
vocalist in the children’s choir of Foursquare Gospel Church in Warri at
the age of 8.

8. Wande Coal

Wande Coal began singing in the teenage choir at his church. He became a
dancer for the then Mo’Hits and then moved over to singing.

9. Seyi Shay

Seyi started singing in the choir at the age of six and was part of her secondary school choir.

10. Timaya

When Toolz interviewed Timaya on Ndani TV’s ‘The Juice’, he had this to
say ‘I started from church, before starting up as a backup for Eedris
Abdulkareem for three years before exploring my music career.’

11. Wizkid

Wizkid Ayo Balogun started singing at the early age of 11 in church under the name ‘Lil Prinz’

12. Jerimiah Gyang

Nabaka crooner, Jerimiah Gyang started from the church too he led the choir as music director.Source


Aww! Lady who went to hide under table just before her boyfriend proposed to her, marries him… (photos, videos)

children's day

Last September, a lady, Pelumi Dada went to hide under the table after her boo, Karo Atumu threw her a surprise proposal (HERE).

She cried OMG-ed, knelt down, placed her hands on her head and more….

He called her out from the midst of the crowd, gave a beautiful
speech of how she has been his sweetheart for years, went all mushy
mushy…and boom, popped the question.

Well, the beautiful couple got married last weekend in Lagos and
these video clips/photos from the union
will brighten up your day.

First of all introduction:


Throwback to the epic proposal:

In the beginning..... When all you can hear is RUNAWAY
A video posted by Elizabeth O. Edmond-Atumu (@missiyun_iyaeto) on Jan 17, 2016 at 9:31am PST

Ok so! I think I'm kinda bold enough to share this clip. Chai! Most memorable day thus far... @oghenek1 still watch...

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