Osinachi Joseph popularly known by her stage name Sinach is an Award-winning Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and senior worship leader at Believers Loveworld.
She is one of the most prominent gospel singers on the African continent, haven performed as headline artist in more than 50 countries all over the world.
She has won numerous awards in the course of her career and is also the first Christian songwriter to have her song top the Billboard charts for 12 weeks in a row.
Sinach has released a total of 9 studio albums with several hit songs including “Way Maker,” “I Know Who I Am,” ”Rejoice,” “Greater Are You Lord,” “He Did It Again,” “Awesome God” and many more.
- Full Name: Osinachi Kalu Joseph
- Date of birth: 30th March 1973 (47 years)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Singer and songwriter
- Gender: Female
- Marital status: Married
- Years active: 1994–present
- Net worth: Between $1 million
Sinach was born on 30th March 1977 in Lagos State, Nigeria, as Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, and she is currently 42years old. She is originally from Ebonyi state in the southern part of Nigeria and is the second child among seven children.
Sinach started singing for her family and friends at a very young age and joined the local choir of her church Christ Embassy Lagos when she was a teenager.
Sinach had her primary and secondary school education in Lagos, Nigeria, where she obtained both her First School Leaving certificate and her West African Senior School Certificate.
After her primary and secondary education, Sinach went further to attend the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria where get obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics.
As a young girl, Sinach worked as administrative staff and also joined the choir in her local church; where she had the opportunity to nurture her talent and gain exposure to the gospel.
Being very passionate about music, Sinach was always writing songs on her own, and In 2008 she released her first album titled “Chapter One.” The album featured the hit single “This Is Your Season” which won her the Song of the Year Award in 2008.
Other albums and hit songs followed subsequently, and the hit song “Way Maker” is the most recognized of all. Upon its release in 2015, Way Maker has piled up awards and recognition for the talented singer.
The hit song has been nominated three times and bagged the 51st GMA Dove Awards for Song of the Year, making her the first Nigerian ever to win the Award.
The video for Way Maker is currently the third most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube, as it garnered over 100 million views behind Davido’s “Fall” at number one and Yemi Alade’s “Johnny” at the second spot.
The song has also been covered by over 60 Gospel artists such as Leeland, Michel W. Smith, Darlene Zschech and Mandlsa and in different languages.
Furthermore, the Way Maker hit song was also featured on the Christian Copyright Licensing International to 100 Chart for months in 2020.
It peaked at the number one position in June and remained there till December 2020, making it the most played gospel song in the United States for 2020.
In 2016, Sinach became the first-ever recipient of the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, for her contribution to gospel music in the previous decade.
Sinch’s songs were being sung in different countries and translated to many languages all over the world. On that same year, she received the African Achievers Award for Global Excellence, and also won the Groove Awards for Western African Artist of the Year.
YNaija also listed Sinach as one of the Top 100 influential Christians in Nigeria alongside Chris Oyakhilome and Enoch Adeboye that year.
On December 2017, Sinach received a Bethlehem Hall of Faith certificate of commemoration on her visit to Israel.
In September 2019, Sinach became the first African gospel artist to tour India, headlining concerts with thousands of attendants. Sinach also became the first African gospel artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart in May 2020.
Sinach Personal Life
She got married on 28th June 2014, to Pastor Joseph Ogbu who is also a pastor of Christ Embassy and Believers Loveworld Ministries. The marriage took place at their resident Christ Embassy Church in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
On 17th November 2019, Founder of Christ Embassy Pastor Chris Oyakhilome announced the arrival of the couple’s first child, five years after being married.
- LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award (2016)
- Groove Awards Western African Artist of the Year (2016)
- African Achievers Award for Global Excellence (2016)
- Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria
- Dove Awards Song of the year (2020)
Sinach Net Worth
Sinach is currently one of Nigeria’s most affluent and influential gospel artist and has earned enormously from record sales, tours and concerts, and other ventures. Sinach has presently her net worth estimated at $1 million.