Gospel Music In Africa is one that is gradually gaining force especially with the rise of so many gospel artistes from the continent.
The scanty Gospel Industry is gradually becoming a large gathering especially in Africa. Though Gospel Music started abroad and the most successful Gospel artistes in the world are not Africans, however, Africans are now becoming a great force to reckon with in the Gospel Music Industry, the western world now revere African Gospel Artistes which is a great plus for God’s kingdom.
This won’t be possible without the impact of the likes of Tope Alabi, Sammy Okposo, Tim Godfrey, Nathaniel Bassey, Lanre Teriba, Mike Abdul,Kenny Kore, Eben, Sonni Badu, Frank Edwards, Sinach, etc.
They have done wonderfully well in making sure gospel songs is heard far and wide, even beyond Africa, they have ministered in several countries across the globe, singing Gospel music and saving people through it.
Meanwhile, there is time for everything, even the bible confirmed this, there will be a time when they all won’t have such strength again, it’s just the bitter truth but it seems Africa has nothing to worry about, another Gospel Musician with a lot of anointing has been discovered, he came into the industry not quite long but what God has done through him is amazing.
He started singing at a tender age of 9 in his church choir, started leading people in praise and worship after which a producer discovered him, took him to his studio to record his first song. He proceeded to higher institution, Covenant University, Ota and during his first year, he was awarded as ‘The New Kid On The Block’ due to his popularity in singing for God, similarly, he won a music scholarship when he was graduating school. He was known for his consistency, vocal prowess and spirit filled ministrations.
As we all know, Ministry is different from just singing, it requires more dedication, commitment. All this while, Tobi Osho was singing because he has that talent, he sang and the spirit moved but at that time, he wasn’t in the Gospel Music Ministry, he was a normal Gospel artiste not until he went for NYSC to serve his father’s land In 2015 where God spoke to him that he needed him to be a full time Gospel Minister with preference to pure worship which he obeyed immediately and kicked off in 2016. Ever since then, he has been known on Facebook for Live Videos of him worshipping and viewers with instant testimonies, through his live videos, a lot of people with disease, pain have been healed, he is also known for short Videos of him doing some worship songs on his Instagram Page.
Two years down the lane, Minister Tobi Osho has become a force in the Gospel Music Ministry not just in Nigeria but Africa as a continent. In two years, he has Featured Kenny Kore in a song titled ‘Atobajaiye’, in two years he has won awards, in two years, he released an EP titled Beyond Sound in 2017, In two years, he has been to Ghana, Benin Republic and several states in Nigeria including the northern part to minister in songs. Above all, in two years, he has won so many souls to God’s kingdom through songs.
No doubt, with this, Minister Tobi Osho is the new face of Gospel Music in Africa and we stand in expectation of what God will still do with his ministry.