Top 20 Yoruba Gospel Artists of All Time

Gospel music goes beyond the lyrics, beats, or rhythm; it is the connection to the soul. Being a gospel artist may not win you 20 awards in one year, but the impact will be felt for generations.

Traditional gospel artists combine English and their local language to produce the finest soul-touching songs. This article will highlight 20 of the greatest Yoruba gospel artists of all time, presented in no particular order.

Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi is a successful artist and actress. She has written and released hundreds of songs. Many of her songs are sung in numerous churches nationwide and are featured in films and television programs.

Before gospel music, she belonged to the Jesters International comedy troupe and has performed in various theatres in Nigeria. She has released over seven albums in her lifetime and over 350 soundtracks for films and series.

Lara George

Lara George is a respected and award-winning Gospel musician and producer, she was once a member of the group, KUSH before going solo. In 2008, she published her first studio album, Forever in My Heart featuring her hit single “Ijoba Orun.”

Sola Allyson

Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, born on September 24, 1971, is recognized as one of Nigeria’s most successful and accomplished soul and gospel musicians and composers. She gained recognition after the release of her album Eji Owuro in 2003, The album was made into a film and the tracks were made the official soundtrack for the film – Eji Owuro.

Others include:

Yinka Ayefele

Lanre Teriba

Ayo Vincent

Bola Are

Bidemi Olaoba

Dunni Olanrewaju

Tomi Favored

Sunmisola Agbebi

Funmi Aragbaye

TY Bello


Joseph Adebayo Adelakun

Joshua Mike-Bamiloye

Kunle Ajayi

Mega 99

Mr Gbera

Funke Bada

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