Sinach (Real Name: Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, born 30th March 1973) is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and senior worship leader at Loveworld. She is known for many of her songs such as “I know Who I Am” and “Way Maker”, and thanks to her successful career, she has garnered an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Osinachi is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most influential gospel artists. She made a large chunk of her net worth through her career as a gospel singer. Sinach has performed in concerts in over 50 countries and has received several awards.
The singer started singing as a hobby and later turned it into a career that has earned her worldwide recognition. For instance, in 2008, her song titled “This Is Your Season” won the Song of the Year award. Also, she is the first singer to hold the top position in the Billboard Christian Songwriter Chart for 12 weeks in a row. In addition, she garnered over 150 million views on YouTube with her hit song “Way Maker.”
Sinach is From Ebonyi State, Nigeria
The gospel singer was born on 30th March 1973. She is the second daughter in a family of seven children. She is from Afikpo South in Ebonyi State. Born into a Christian family, Sinach loved to sing and joined the church choir at an early age. However, there isn’t much about her childhood. There is also no information on her siblings because she talks less of them. She revealed in an interview that her parents are her biggest role models, and she inherited a lot of virtues from them. Unfortunately, her father is dead, but her mother is still alive.
Because of her professional name Sinach, people think that the singer is not from the Igbo tribe. But the name is coined from her Igbo name, Osinachi. She said that she preferred the short form of the name because it is more catchy and easy to pronounce.
While growing up, Sinach was a choir member, and she loved singing for family and friends as a hobby. But when she entered the university, she started falling apart from the church because of a lack of zeal. She started seeing the choir as a boring group because of the kind of songs they sing and how they sang them. However, she attended Christ Embassy after much persuasion from a friend. On her first attendance, she felt the glory in their music, the preaching, and the church. She gave her life to Christ from that day onwards, started worshiping at the church, and joined their choir.
She is an Alumnus of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
The singer’s early life and education are unknown as there is less information about her private life. The much she has talked about in interviews is about her career and how she joined Christ Embassy. However, she is a graduate of Physics from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Moreover, she found the zeal and push she needed for her career while in the university. University students lose their Christian upbringing more because of a lack of supervision by their parents. It nearly happened to the gospel singer but for her friend who took her to church that fateful Sunday morning. She found the kind of spirit she needed to take on such a career.
Gospel Singer Sinach is Married
The star got married to her husband, Joseph Egbu, in her home church. They both are worshippers at Christ Embassy. They welcomed their first baby on 17th November 2019. The good news was announced by Pastor Chris at the LIMA Awards.
In an interview with Punch, Sinach revealed how supportive her husband has been to her. He is a man who is not afraid to see his wife shine, and he is always happy with her success. She also added that he has been her biggest supporter and encourages her always. She agrees that her husband is a precious gift from God to her.
Sinach Amassed Her $1 Million Net Worth Through Her Music Career
The celebrity singer disclosed that she had loved music from childhood and had dreamt of singing before a large crowd. However, she didn’t pursue this dream as a career until she joined Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s church. Before joining the church, she loved singing to her family and friends for fun. But with her joining the church, she considered making it her career against the Physics she read in school.
Consequently, she joined the church choir and led worship songs during service. On one of the occasions of doing what she loved best, in 1994, Pastor Chris spotted her and talked to her later concerning her talent. Then, he became her mentor. Osinachi wanted to leave the country after her studies but thought otherwise because of advice she got from Pastor Chris.
Moving forward, she wrote songs and released her first album, Chapter One, in 2007. She has a lot of hit singles and albums, too. Her songs, “I Know Who I Am,” “Way Maker,” “Awesome God,” etc., won her several national and international awards and recognitions. Some of these songs have been covered by many national and international gospel singers. Also, they are sung in many countries and languages of the world.
List of Sinach’s Songs and Albums
Over the years, the singer has recorded 12 albums and a host of songs. She has written over 200 songs. Here’s a list of her albums and songs.
- Greatest Lord (2021)
- Acoustics Vol. 1 (2020)
- Acoustics Vol. 2 (2020)
- Great God – Live in London (2019)
- There’s an Overflow (2018)
- Way Maker (2016)
- The Name of Jesus (2014)
- Sinach at Christmas (2013)
- Shout it Loud (2012)
- From Glory to Glory (2011)
- I’m Blessed (2010)
- Chapter One (2008)
- I Know Who I Am 2012)
- Way Maker (2016)
- I Stand Amazed (2014)
- No One Knows (2016)
- Always Win (2020)
- Jesus, I Love You 2014)
- Dance in the Holy Ghost (2014)
- Awesome God (2008)
- This Is Your Season (2008)
- Worthy Is the Lamb (2018)
- Greatest Lord (2021)
Her Awards and Recognitions
Osinachi has broken a lot of records in the music industry. She is the first Nigerian singer to receive some of the awards she has. Her music and other contemporary Nigerian gospel singers took Nigerian gospel music to the next level and earned it worldwide recognition. The singer’s music and performances earned her many awards and recognitions. Below is a list of some of these awards and recognitions.
- Song of the Year award in the 2020 Dove Awards
- She was named among Africa’s Most Influential Women in 2020
- Song of the Year award in the 2019 LIMA awards
- In 2017, she was named among the Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria
- Won the African Achiever’s Award for Global Excellence in 2016
- Western Africa Artist of the Year in the 2016 Groove Awards
- Songwriter of the Decade Award in the 2016 LIMA awards
Apart From Her Album Sales, She Also Earns from Performances and Concerts
When an artist is invited to perform in a concert, we know they get paid for it. It is not certain the amount she collects for her performances. We are also not aware whether she does some of them for free. But money certainly comes out of concerts, especially international ones.
The singer started organizing Sinach Live in Concerts in 2017. This is a platform for her to minister and reach out to souls in many countries of the world. She also mentors many people across the globe and intends to start Sinach Mentors Live Initiative soon. The singer is interested in bringing souls closer to God with her life and songs.
Sinach’s Net Worth Compared to Other Gospel Singers
Like the secular music industry, the Nigerian gospel music industry has great singers who earn a lot of money from their musical careers. Much of their wealth comes from the sales of their albums and performances. Also, few of them have their own record labels, like Frank Edwards who owns Rocktown Records. However, unlike the Nigerian secular musicians, gospel musicians do not have a lot of endorsements. Sinach earns mainly from the sales of her music albums, YouTube videos, and Sinach Live in Concerts, which takes her around the world.
Compared to other gospel artists in Nigeria, Sinach is one of the richest, with an estimated net worth of $1 million. Sammie Okposo, Sinach, Frank Edwards, and Nathaniel Bassey are the richest gospel artists in Nigeria, with their net worth ranging from $500,000 to $1 million. With them lies the future of Nigerian contemporary gospel music, and they are doing their best to take it to the next level.