The top ten richest Igbo gospel musicians in Nigeria and their net worth are discussed in this article. The great majority of these music pastors worship in English to attract a large following across the federation, thus they may not sing in Igbo.
Many of these well-to-do Igbo gospel artists minister in English because our lingua franca, which ensures a larger audience, is a significant binding element in a multilingual nation like ours. That is not to suggest that no gospel artists of Igbo ancestry minister in their mother tongue.
In reality, there are many, but for the sake of this post, we’ll offer you a mix of gospel singers from the South Eastern area of Nigeria who minister either in English or in Igbo and who are now among the wealthiest gospel musicians to ever come out of Igboland.
THE NIGERIA’S RICHEST IGBO GOSPEL MUSICIANS AND THEIR NET WORTH
The following is a list of Nigeria’s ten wealthiest Igbo gospel music pastors, as well as their net worth:
#1. FRANK EDWARDS (NET WORTH – $750,000)
Frank Edwards is the undisputed King of Gospel Rock music in Nigeria, and no one else can claim the title. He is from Enugu State and has progressed from humble beginnings to become one of the country’s most important exporters in terms of gospel ministry to the rest of the globe.
Frank Edwards has shared the stage with some of the world’s most famous gospel artists, including Don Moen and Donnie McClurkin, to name a few.
#2. SINACH (NET WORTH – $700,000)
Sinach, like Frank Edwards, attends Christ Embassy, and her musical career began as a chorister there. Sinach is well-known around the world for her timeless song “Way Maker.” The song, which was published in 2015, has received widespread acclaim both domestically and internationally.
Way Maker’s graphics are now the second most popular Nigerian music video on YouTube. After Davido’s “Fall” and YemiAlade’s “Johnny,” it became the third Nigerian video to surpass 100 million views on YouTube in March 2019.
#3. EBEN (NET WORTH – $600,000)
Eben, who has an estimated net worth of $600,000, is ranked third on our list of the top 10 Igbo gospel performers in Nigeria today.
This brilliant gospel singer, whose actual name is Emmanuel Benjamin, is married to Jahdiel, another well-known gospel singer in the country.
Eben found his love for singing at the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) youth choir in 1997, but it was at Christ Embassy in 2006 that he rose to prominence.
#4. PRINCE GOZIE AND NJIDEKA OKEKE (NET WORTH – $550,000)
Prince Gozie and Princess NjidekaOkeke, a popular Nigerian gospel music power couple, are the fourth richest gospel musicians of Igbo descent in Nigeria, with a combined estimated net worth of $550,000. Their song “Akanchawa” is the most popular of all their songs, and it is still a favorite among many Igbo people today.
The pair earned their reputation with soul-stirring songs that have inspired millions of people, and they have amassed tremendous fortune via their music career by selling out many album copies as well as many live appearances.
#5. REV. FATHER EJIKE MBAKA (NET WORTH – $400,000)
Rev. Fr. EjikeMbaka is a courageous Catholic Priest who has blessed us with numerous uplifting gospel songs throughout the years, the most famous of which being “EbubeMuoNso.” With a net worth of $400,000, he is presently placed fifth on our list of Nigeria’s richest Igbo gospel artists.
Father Mbaka is the founder of the renowned Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), through which he has blessed thousands of people across the country. Regardless of his recent political issues, he remains one of Nigeria’s most revered and influential Catholic priests.
#6. MERCY CHINWO (NET WORTH – $250,000)
Mercy Chinwo has a net worth of $250,000, making her the sixth wealthiest Igbo gospel artist in Nigeria. She catapulted to prominence after winning Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012, and she hasn’t looked back since.
The singer was born and reared in Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital, and after her father died, she took on the role of mother, caring for her other siblings while ensuring that her music career was treated seriously.
#7. CHIOMA JESUS (NET WORTH – $200,000)
Chioma Jesus, also known as Evangelist AmakaOkwuoha, is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. She is now Nigeria’s sixth richest Igbo gospel musician in Nigeria. She was born in Abia State on August 12, 1972, and she is from Imo State. She became famous after the release of the popular song “Chioma” in 2003.
Her musical career began when she was nine years old and was a member of her church choir. She eventually became a soloist and chorus leader in her church’s Scripture Union Fellowship. Despite the fact that she composed her debut song in Yoruba, she now primarily writes in Igbo and occasionally in English. She is now believed to be worth $200,000 dollars.
#8. CHINYERE UDOMA (NET WORTH – $150,000)
ChinyereUdoma, an Evangelist proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus via songs of the Spirit, is ranked number eight on our list of the wealthiest Igbo gospel singers. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and was born in 1976.
ChinyereUdoma is a philanthropist as well as a gospel music preacher. She has a large following and is well-known for her famous song “Agunechemba.” ChinyereUdoma is believed to be worth $150,000.
#9. CORNELIUS BENJAMIN (NET WORTH – $100,000)
Bro. Cornelius Benjamin, an Igbo gospel music pastor from NdunduUturuIsukwuato Local Government Area in Abia State, is well-known.
With an estimated net worth of $100,000, he is Nigeria’s seventh-richest Igbo gospel artist, noted for his somber Igbo songs. Among a slew of successful singles, “OnyeNdiMmuoOzi Na-ekele” remains his most popular.
#10. ISREAL ANYANELE (NET WORTH – $70,000)
IsrealAnyanele, based in Aba, Abia State, is a well-known and anointed gospel music musician of Igbo heritage who has recorded over forty songs. With a net worth of $70,000, he is the ninth richest gospel singer in Igboland.
Israel is well-known for his work with the Agape Love Band. His “N’uloNnamN’igwe” series contains around 17 albums. He’s also known for the “IheAdiwoMma” series of books.
Truly, the message of our Lord Jesus Christ can be shared in form of songs as well, this has brought the 10 ministers we listed here to the limelight as they continued to share their messages through songs. So that is all we have for you on the list of 10 richest Igbo Gospel Musicians.