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Nigeria: Sinach leads 2017 list of Christian songwriters

Internationally acclaimed Nigerian gospel singer Osinachi Kalu-Egbu — popularly known as Sinach has been honored at the 2017 LoveWorld International Music and Arts Awards (LIMA) as ‘Songwriter of the Year’ (Stars Category).

This happened on Sunday at Christ Embassy, Loveworld Convocation Arena, Lagos, Nigeria which as packed beyond capacity with tens of thousands, who come to celebrate the country’s most influential ministers in christian music and arts.

Other artistes who were nominated in this category include Eben, Frank Edwards, Ada, Martin PK, T-Sharp, PeeYuu and Sophiya, UR Flames and Martin PK.

Notably, Sinach was last year recognitioned with the first LoveWorld International Music and Arts  ‘Songwriter of the Decade’ award.

Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated President endorsed the singer with gratitude, appreciating her for consistency and allowing the gift of God to freely flow through her to thousands who listen to her music.

Sinach, whose single “I know who I am’ continues to play repeatedly on Ugandan radio airwaves and bars, believes in writing from her heart, and inspired by the Spirit of God, has penned down over 1,000 songs of which 300 is heard consistently all over the world.

“I am a servant of the people and so I try to cater to their needs. In my travels, I have realised that everybody needs encouragement, there is so much going on, people just need healing and hope. That is what I package in my music, and people connect with my songs because that’s what it is, good news, something that inspires them and lifts them up. My music comes from the sermons I hear from my pastor, I have grown up in the church and that is the inspiration for what I do,” she recently remarked.

On her songs playing in clubs, Sinach said: “Everybody needs God. The message of the Gospel is for everyone, which is why I sing in a language that everybody can understand. However as a gospel artiste I have no business performing in clubs. That is not my place,”

In other categories, Ada, the ‘Only you Jesus’ hit singer who is known for her electrifying performances and live ministrations, was announced ‘Artiste of the Year.’ Martin PK’s ‘Beautiful Jesus’ won LIMA 2017 Award for ‘Song of the Year.’ Rap Nation Won ‘Most Outstanding Group Performance’

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