No doubt, the choir has greatly helped many young Nigerians to believe in themselves that they can sing or do good music.
Many Popular Nigerian artists you see today started from Choir.
Some have even derived benefits more than others but in this article, we present to you the 10 Nigerian artists who started from the choir.
1. Terry G
Gabriel Amanyi who is popularly known as Terry G started as an instrumentalist and vocalist in the Choir unit.
Terry G once said that he came from a Christian background. his father is an elder in church while his mother is a deaconess.
After that, he discovered Lamba and never looked back.
Kcee discovered that he could sing when he was in the church choir. He is a son of a pastor and met hid former bandmate, Presh in the church.
After some years, Kcee and Presh started doing good songs and named themselves Kc Presh.
They first started as Nigerian gospel singers and also released a gospel album before diving fully into Hip-Hop music.
D’banj who used to be a member of the former Mohit records (now Mavins Record) is also a son of a pastor and a military man.
He started as a church boy where he learnt the accordion from his late brother.
He became very popular after playing the instrument in his first-ever song which is titled ‘Tongolo’ (2005).
4. Don Jazzy
Like D’banj, Don Jazzy also started as a multi-instrumentalist in Church.
Don Jazzy and D’banj established a popular music record label called Mo’Hits Records which was founded in 2006.
When D’banj left the record label, Don Jazzy formed The Mavin records in 2012.
Today, Don Jazzy is regarded as one of the best Nigerian music producers.
Olamide told Pulse Nigeria during a 2020 Interview that her parents loved music a lot. her father was steady blasting it [laughs]; Barrister, Obey, Sunny Ade and all that.
He also claimed that his neighbours went to different churches and they were all members of the choir unit.
As a young child, he was surrounded by a choir session.
Today, Olamide is doing excellently well in the Nigerian music industry.
6. P – Square
Peter and Paul Okoye formed the popular group duo which people referred to as P square.
They were inspired by their mother who was a member of a choir.
They also claimed that their mother had wanted Paul to be a pastor and peter to be a Lawyer.
Iyanya started singing in his church’s choir at the age of 5.
He was even made the choirmaster for the children’s choir because of the way he sings.
8. Banky W
He was born in the United States to a Nigerian Parent.
At age 5, Banky W’s family relocated back to Lagos.
Banky W was only 8 years old when he started singing in his church choir.
9. Wande Coal
Wande coal began singing in the children choir.
His love for music and dancing made him become a member of the former Mo’Hit records.
He first started as a dancer before becoming a well-known singer in the Nigerian music industry.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is popularly known as Wizkid came from an interfaith household.
His father is a Muslim while his mother is a Pentecostal Christian.
The Muslim name ‘Ibrahim’ was given to him by his father.
Despite the fact that his father wants him to practise Islam, Wizkid still followed his mother’s religion.
Wizkid, who is one of the most successful Nigerian artists also started singing at the tender age of 11 in his mother’s church.