Who is Steve Crown? Everything To Know About the Gospel Artist

Steve Crown (Born 27th September 1990) is a 33-year-old  Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter from Benue State. He is most popular for his song “You are Great”.

Electrifying was the feeling many had while listening to Steve Crown’s hit song “You are Great” when it first hit the airwaves in 2015. Some had even vowed that the song must be from one of the big and popular names in gospel music until they were thrown into shock realizing it was from a newbie.

Subsequently, the search for this newbie began and the internet and search engines were filled with questions like “who is Steve Crown”, “where is he from”, and so many other questions about the artist begging for answers.

In this piece, we have attempted to provide answers to the above questions and more. So if you are hearing about the artist for the first time and would love to know more about him, you have come to the right spot. Scroll down to read all you need to know about him.

Summary of Steve Crown’s Biography

  • Full Name: Steve Crown Okolo
  • Date Of Birth: 27th September 1990
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Place Of Birth: Abuja
  • Ethnicity: Igede
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Occupation: Gospel Musician
  • Education: University of Abuja; Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Active Years: 2015 till date

Who Is Steve Crown and Where Is He From?

Steve Crown Okolo is a Nigerian gospel music artist whose music career soared after his first hit song “You are Great” took the market by storm. He has shared the stage with many great gospel artists, including Don Moen, and continues to sing gospel songs in concerts and crusades. He also serves as a music director in several choirs and singing groups.

Although he was born and raised in Abuja, Nigeria, Steve is originally from Benue, a state in the North Central part of Nigeria. Born on the 27th of September 1990, the gospel singer was alongside his three siblings. Steve is a very private person and chooses to keep everything about his family away from the spotlight, so there isn’t much known about his parents; who they are; what their names are, or even what they do for a living. The gospel artist, however, once revealed in an interview that he got his love for music from his parents who are devoted Anglicans. He grew up seeing them perform, so it can be assumed that his parents were probably music ministers of some sort.

Crown had always wanted to be a lawyer thus, he bagged a diploma in law from the University of Abuja. It is further reported that he once attended Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State where he studied Office Technology and Management. Steve Crown’s passion for music, however, created a new pathway for him in the music industry.

His Interest In Music Came From His Parents

“I have been into music since I was a kid,” Steve told Vanguard in an interview. “I grew up to see my parents in the music world. I was born into an orthodox family, and we go to church where we do all the sofa notes—Do-Re-Mi-Fa Hu-Ha-Ha—and I got to learn from mum.”

As he grew older, he joined the choir in his local church at St John’s Anglican Church and later became part of the famous children’s happiness club named Deacon Kids Band. But despite being introduced to music at a very tender age, Steve said he never thought of building a career in music. According to him, he has always wanted to be a lawyer, so music is a path God chose for him and he is grateful for it. “This is how God arrests someone and chooses a path and it has been exciting and I am grateful to God.”

Steve Crown’s First Album Announced Him To The World

“You are Great” announced Steve Crown to the world. The video of the title song of the same name was officially released on October 9, 2016, and was directed by C-ri Snow. The song garnered millions of views from both gospel music lovers and others.

Steve Crown

When asked if he was expecting the huge success his first album recorded, Steve said he didn’t see it coming. “I just wanted to worship God in the choir and after just take my bag and go back home. I just wanted God’s presence and I wasn’t looking to become famous or do a song that will go everywhere or any such thing. I have always wanted to be a lawyer, but what God does is allow you do your thing, but when He’s ready to use you He intervenes.”

Steve Crown’s debut album has a total of six songs:

  • You Are Great
  • We Wait On You
  • Imela
  • Sunan Sa
  • Ejiro
  • Egbe Jesu Ga

Other Albums & Hit Songs 

After his debut hit album, the artist has gone ahead to release other albums with tracks that have also become hits. These albums are:

  • Nations Will Rise & Sing (2017)
  • Faith Is Rising (2019)
  • Kairos (2021)

Hit songs from the albums include

  • “I Surrender All To You”
  • “You Alone”
  • “Healing Wings”
  • “Power In Your Word”
  • “Amen”
  • “Eze Nara Ekele”
  • “Angels Bow” and lots more

In May 2021, his latest album Kairos recorded over 1 million streams on Boomplay in less than a week after it was released.


Steve Crown’s Nominations and Awards

Steve Crown has been nominated for several awards within and outside the country. They include:

  • Diaspora Entertainment Awards use Maryland
  • Best Gospel Artist of the Year 2016
  • Christian Legendary Impact Makers Awards
  • Best Album of the Year 2016
  • Gifted Magazine
  • Gospel Artist of the Year2016
  • Bagma Awards
  • Best Gospel Song of the Year 2016
  • African Entertainment Legendary Award
  • Best Gospel Song of the Year 2016
  • Sceptre Awards
  • Best Gospel Song of the Year 2016

Other Things The Gospel Artist Is Into

1. He Is The Covener of Nations Will Rise and Sing (NAWIRAS Concert)

Steve Crown is the brain behind the Nations Will Rise and Sing Concert; an annual global event that sees the gathering of both international and local gospel ministers for a time of intense worship and dynamic praise that usually results in diverse dimensions of turnaround testimonies.

The event has been on for a couple of years and became something to look forward to in October every year.

2. He Is The CEO Of Lakelight Entertainment 

Crown has his own studio and is also the founder of his record label, Lakelight Entertainment. Lakelight Entertainment has a vision and mission to discover talents. It also aims to help create a platform that will positively impact society.


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