10 Popular Nigerian Artists Who Started From Church Choir

10 Popular Nigerian Artists Who Started From Church Choir

Wande Coal Started Singing From Church Choir
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#1:. Wande Coal

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Wande Coal began singing in the teenage choir at his church. He became a dancer for the then Mo’ Hits and then moved over to singing.

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#2:. Seyi Shay

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Seyi Shay started singing in the choir at the age of six and was part of her secondary school choir.


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When Toolz interviewed Timaya on Ndani TV’s ‘The Juice’, he had this to say ‘I started from church, before starting up as a backup for Eedris Abdulkareem for three years before exploring my music career.’

#4:. Wizkid

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Wizkid Ayo Balogun started singing at the early age of 11 in church under the name ‘Lil Prinz’

#5:. Chidinma

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Before Chidinma Ekile won Project Fame West Africa, she was a chorister at the Foursquare Gospel Church

#6:. Waje

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As a young and gifted singer, Waje sang in church and was so good that the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the Word of Faith Church, Benin decided to cater for her all through her secondary school days.

#7:. Darey Art Alade

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Darey was born into a family of performers like his father and he joined the wagon. At 8, he joined the children’s choir and even led the school choir in school.

He was also a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of Christ and took lessons at the Musical Society of Nigeria.

#8:. J Martins

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J Martins caught the music bug from his mother who was a choir mistress. He was in the church choir and even produced for some gospel singers.

#9:. Iyanya

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Iyanya‘s grandfather was a clergyman and he used to sing in his church’s choir and was the choir master for the children’s choir at age 5.

#10:. Banky W

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Banky W (Wellington) was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but the family moved back to Lagos when he was five years old where he began singing in his church choir at the age of 8.

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