Gospel singer and songwriter  Osinachi Joseph professionally known as Sinach has made history as the first Nigerian gospel artiste to be awarded a gold plague from YouTube.

The popular video streaming platform usually awards the plaque to owners of YouTube channels that has surpassed one million subscribers.                      Taking to social media to express her gratitude to her fans for always supporting her music career, she shared a photo of herself holding the plaque with the caption:

“Look what came in the mail!! Thank you, my friends, for celebrating Goodnews music in a big way !!@youtube @youtubengcreators @youtubemusic @gosgem

PRAY WITH ME: I see victories and possibilities only; I’m bold and courageous. I win, irrespective of the challenges and circumstances that I face; they’re bread for me. As I set my gaze on God’s unfailing and eternal word, I walk continually in victory, health, success, prosperity, and righteousness, in Jesus name. Amen. RoR with Pastor Chris.”

The Ebonyi state prolific songwriter and worship leader started her music journey in Love World (Christ Embassy) church, as one of the church’s worship leaders.

With hits like “Great Are You Lord,” “This Is My Season,” “Rejoice” among others, she has gained popularity and was inducted into Bethlehem Hall of Fame in 2017.

She hit a milestone when she gained 0ne million subscribers on Youtube on 7 March 2019, following her record-breaking youtube views for her video of the single  “Way Maker “ which became a hit in countries across Africa and diaspora, with over 100 million views. This made her the first gospel Artist from Nigeria to have that number of views and also the first African gospel Artist to gain one million subscribers.

By September 2019, Sinach became the first gospel Artist from Africa to tour India with thousands of worshippers in attendance.

The singer’s “Sinach Live in Concert 30 Years Celebration of Worship” (SLIC30 2020) was recently postponed to 18th October 2020.

The concert is a celebration of the gospel music artiste cum minister’s 30 years of music ministry.

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The Entertainment Fair and Festival, TEFFEST, which has Omotola as its convener is scheduled to hold on Friday, November 29, 2019.

The AGN President, Ejezie Emeka Rollas will join Ali Baba, Bisola Aiyeola and Craig Fenton of Google as speakers at the event.

Speaking on the event, the ‘Alter Ego’ star said,

Our Vision is to show how all other industries service, improve, relate to, and can do business in/with entertainment eventually, creating one of the biggest business chains in the economy. We hope to help bring structure to the entertainment industry while collaborating with international partners to provide training, advice, network, and opportunities,” said the 2018 AMVCA Best Actress.

Omotola said further that the ulterior aim is to promote and showcase the businesses around African entertainment to the world as it creates a platform for world-class innovations around entertainment to come into Africa.

On why AGN is backing the fair and festival, Rollas says it is a welcome development that should be encouraged for the growth and sustainability of the industry. The AGN president said it’s more laudable that the fair and festival is the brainchild of one of Nollywod’s pride.

TEFFEST is coming on the heels of the African International Film Festival, AFRIFF, which held between November 10 and November 17, 2019.



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Late in December 2018, Davido became the first Nigerian artiste to hit the 100M view mark on video streaming site, YouTube, with his video for ‘Fall.’

Few months later, the video that for long was the most viewed African video, Yemi Alade‘s ‘Johnny’ has followed suit, achieving the landmark number of views on the site.

Yemi Alade shared her excitement at this feat on her Instagram page in a post on Sunday, January 27, 2019, where she thanked her fans for their support.


The singer also promised her fans that she will be ”putting in more work this year” as she was encouraged by the support.