A new year means a new direction for many believers. 

For those who’ve set goals to express more gratitude, Spotify has crafted playlists with songs that express the essence of salvation. If you’re trying to be more prayerful, these playlists will ignite the prayer warrior in you too.

Praise and Worship

This playlist is 80 songs long, featuring Nigerian artists like Kent Edunjobi, South Africa’s Christina Shusho and the U.S’s Maverick City Music. A perfect balance of home and abroad gospel jams.

On Bended Knees

This playlist is long enough to take you through a five-hour prayer session. May the good Lord answer our prayers.


Before the Yorùbá in you translates “aseda” to mean “creator”, know that it also means “gratitude” in Twi, a language spoken by the Ashanti in Ghana. That’s what this playlist is about. It’s made for you if you’re looking to explore gospel music from the Gold Coast.


A mixed all-African playlist featuring gospel artists like Lanre Teriba (Nigeria) and Malcom Rue (Uganda) and secular acts like Mr Eazi (Nigeria) and Khaligraph Jones (Kenya). This playlist recognises the faith-based perspectives of everyone; it’s a proper deception of “everyone is welcome to the fold.”

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