It doesn’t matter what religion you practise, these Nigerian gospel songs will strike a chord in your heart and draw you a step closer to the heavenly race.
“He Fights for Me” by TY Bello
Off her latest album, “Heaven Has Come”, this song has one clear message: “God is enough to fight your battles. You don’t have to lift a finger.” It features Tomi Favored, Grace Omosebi and 121 Sellah. Lyrics like “The battle is the Lord’s. I guard the territory of my heart” can easily become your morning mantra.
“Wonder” by Mercy Chinwo
Mercy Chinwo’s “Wonder” is one of the Nigerian gospel songs that celebrate the overwhelming love and mercies of God. There’s no better way to appreciate the Lord’s goodness than with the catchy chorus: “Jesus, you dey do wonder. You turned my life around, gave me a brand new song. You dey do wonder eh.”
“Ebenezer” by Nathaniel Bassey ft Victoria Orenze
Gospel highlife that exalts the Lord and gets your groove on? Yes, please. This eight-minute-long track is off Nathania Bassey’s album, Hallelujah Live. It’s a feel-good song that’ll help you express premium gratitude to God.
“Tobechukwu” by Nathaniel Bassey ft Mercy Chinwo
Another Nathaniel Bassey number, “Tobechukwu” easily ranks high among global gospel anthems in Nigeria. The track, which features Mercy Chinwo, sees the gospel powerhouses stressing the goodness of the Lord and all he’s done. Got that salary raise? Successful japa plans? Found and married the LOYL? This song will help you show gratitude.
“Oh Jesu” by TY Bello ft Tope Alabi
If you loved “Logan Ti Ode” and other tracks off the 2018 collaborative album, “The Spirit of Life”, then this TY Bello x Tope Alabi joint should be on gospel playlist. With lyrics like “Oh Jesu, open our eyes. Reveal yourself. Show us the heart of the father,” the singers call on the Holy Spirit for a deeper connection to the Lord.
“B’Ola” by Sunmisola Agbebi
Sunmisola Agbebi’s “B’Ola” stresses total submission to God in Yoruba language. The live version of the track features iconic gospel musician, Sola Allyson, and sees them singing profound lyrics like: “Iwo loba to nimi, to da mi to mo mi” which translates to “The king who owns me, created me and knows me”.
“Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus” by Moses Bliss Chizie and Festizie
This is an upbeat Nigerian gospel song that encourages belief in miracles. The catchy chorus “Miracle no dey tire Jesus” is already a favourite for social media users, almost rivalling the iconic “God, abeg”. This is your go-to gospel track if you’re in the mood for a spiritual morning run or feeling religiously funky.
“That’s My Name” by TY Bello
Off the singer’s Heave Has Come, this is a gospel song that reaffirms God’s love for us. The singer tells believers that the only type of love that matters is God’s all-encompassing agape love. “I’m loved by God. Jesus, I’m loved by You”.