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Some secular artistes who took us to church at one point in time


Timaya: Ogologomma – Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile the fact that the Timaya who sang the spiritually-driven Ogologomma, is the same one who gave us ‘Bum Bum’.
The song lifted so many hearts at the beginning of his career.

P-Square: Bunieya Enu – This remake of the traditional gospel song was so popular that it threatened to overshadow the original.

Phyno ft Olamide: Fada Fada – It’s one of those songs you low key wished could find its way into a praise session. Although I heard it was played in some churches at the time.

Yemi Alade ft Selebobo: Na Gode –  The song is filled with gratitude and has a heartfelt feel to it. Side note, using a gospel song as the first single from her Mama Africa album was a risk that paid off.

Duncan Mighty: Jesus Bu Eze – I think he has the gift for gospel music, cos he sings it a little too well. Songs like Jesus Bu Eze and others seem to come from a genuine place.

Flavour: Keneya – The gospel song made us forget about the artist’s usual provocative ‘waist-whining’ image, and instead it took us to the spiritual realm.

Simi: Ayo – This soulful song struck a chord with listeners immediately it was released, but then she started her career as a gospel singer so…

D’banj: Superstar – One of the few songs that managed to connect with fans when his career was on a decline (Post-Mo’Hits). Koko Master showed us a whole different side of him on the gospel song.

Humblesmith: Osinachi – A gospel song being the biggest hit of a secular artiste, isn’t God good?

Korede Bello: Godwin – The song easily won over gospel community. It’s a shame he didn’t continue in that lane. I mean, he was the first ‘fine boy wey love Jesus’ before Ebuka Songs and Moses Bliss.