The Nigerian Music Industry has grown in size and quality over the past 20 years with the help of numerous record labels With many artiste evolving now in the Christian world, there is always going to be the need for the area of management and monitoring of artiste which is where the Record Label comes in. Over the years, the Christian Music Industry has suffered from mediocrity and lack of management of its artiste as majority of the secular singers in Nigeria grew up from the church.
It is however good to see the industry grow into what it is now and we know it is still not yet there. The likes of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Pastor Enoch Adeboye among others have been looking at ways to get it’s artiste to stay in Church and be useful for God as the creation of the church’s record labels has really opened the eyes of youths to the opportunities that’s in the church.
2020 was indeed a big year and AllBaze brings to you the biggest Christian Record label right now in Nigeria. The ratings are based on the level of recognition, the contribution of artistes and the branding.
- 1 1. LoveWorld Music And Arts
- 2 2 Eezee Concepts
- 3 3 AllBaze Media
- 4 4 Republic Of Xtreme Nation ROX Nation
- 5 5. Rock Town Records
- 6 6. Hammer House Records
- 7 7. One Hallelujah Records
- 8 8. Kadosh Records
- 9 9. Spaghetti Records
- 10 10. Azusa World Records
- 11 11. Tehilah Records
- 12 12. Lakelight entertainment
- 13 13 The Gratitude
- 14 14. Rockanation
1. LoveWorld Music And Arts
Believers LoveWorld Incorporation aka Christ Embassy comprises of majority of the gospel artiste in Nigeria with the likes of Sinach, Frank Edwards and Eben coming out from the label. Other notable singers who did well in 2018 includes rapper TB1, Mr Noble, SamJamz, Rozey, Ada Ehi, Joe Praize, Chee, CSO among others all are from the Chris Oyakhilome’s record label.
2 Eezee Concepts
Eezee Tee’s label Eezee Concepts has Ebezina singer, Preye Odede EeZee Conceptz is home to Chinedum crooner Mercy Chinwo, Judikay, Chris Morgan, GUC and others , Gospel Entertainment Consulting outfit that renders such services as Artiste Management, Event Management, Artiste Branding
3 AllBaze Media
If you don’t know AllBaze then you must have heard about AllBaze Website, AllBaze.com is a Gospel Music Publishing Platform that is dedicated to promoting Gospel Entertainment through music. Artistes under AllBaze Media One of the biggest gospel blogger \ worship leader in Nigeria GodsTime Promise, Blessings Ng with so many popular songs like: His Name Is Jesus, Ogini, Our Father, Jesus Has The Final Say Partially been managing some other popular musicians: Kay Wonder, Lilian Nneji, Bukola Olubona etc.
4 Republic Of Xtreme Nation ROX Nation
Newly Formed in 2017 but just can’t stop going for excellence. ROX Nation has arguably produced the best gospel artiste in Tim Godfrey, the best producer of 2018 in SMJ and also the best song of 2018 in Nara. Apart from these two, the label also houses two of the strongest female vocalists in Nigerian Gospel Music in IBK and ROX nation First Lady, Blessyn. Oyel boss Okey Sokay also adds to the house of talents as his song Alpha released at the end of the year continue to bless lives.
5. Rock Town Records
Anytime you hear rich boy, all that comes to our mind is Frank Edwards but actually Rock Town is far bigger than that with singer Nkay and Gil Joe part of the label. Apart from having over 6 personally produced songs released in 2018 by Frank Edwards, the Christian baller Gil Joe also dropped a song Shackles which he did alongside Nkay also. The label might not have done much in 2018,but 2019 is another year.
6. Hammer House Records
HHR is the definition of a couples life. Singer Eben and wife Jahdiel comes together in one label. The duo really made the year a big one with both dropping back to back hits songs and also collaborating for the second time in Oghene Doh. Apart from not having too much artiste signed to the label, the couple keeps building names for themselves and the label all alone.
7. One Hallelujah Records
In 2017 renowned saxophonist, Kunle Ajayi, Nathaniel Bassey, Tosin Bee, Femi Okanuga, Moses Onofega, Michael Akingbala, Obabike Adeyemi known as OBA, South Africa-based James Okon, Rebecca Ogolo and Funke Akiokun were signed to The Redeemed Christian Church of God record label, One Hallelujah with much expected from the artiste. Many would have expected arguably the Pentecostal church with the biggest congregation to have a lot of popular, well known singing figure however, contrary is the case as the biggest acts from One Hallelujah in 2018 was You Are God crooner, Tosin Bee and Nathaniel Bassey who left things late with Jesus The Resurrection and Life album. Others cannot be rated as upcoming but sometime still do like one.
8. Kadosh Records
owned by one of Nigeria renowned Worshippers Victoria Orenze is well known for her ability of opening the gate to Paradise when she sings. & Enitan Adaba ‘Kadosh Studios: Music Production and Recording Audio/Video Space, Live Music & Sound (Events) film score, sound design (jingles) Pro-audio designing, acoustic engineering & soundProofing (churches, halls event centers). our recording studio is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Kadosh Studios is possibly the most equipped in Lagos Nigeria. Our equipment and gears provides the best recording quality
9. Spaghetti Records
Midnight Crew member and Morire crooner Mike Abdul wasn’t too much in the music scene in 2018, maybe this was due to work done on Monique’s album released in the year. Also label mate Adams also had a great year dropping Final Answer to celebrate the record label’s sixth year and dropping a music video too.
10. Azusa World Records
One Christian label that emerged in 2018 was Bro D’s Azusa World Record. The label kick-start it’s projects by signing 3 major artistes which includes the voice in Tim Godfrey’s Na You Be God Chioma Odimba popularly called Ccioma and the Afro gospel artiste Olatunji Opeyemi Yemi TPX. Much couldn’t be done by the label last year due to its late introduction but Ccioma was able to get things rolling for the label with her reggae single Wonderful Love and her Calvary The Concert gathering.
11. Tehilah Records
If you don’t know Tehilah Records then you must have heard about the Alabanza Concert. 2018 was indeed a big year for the label which houses Tim Ogboruoche, Chika 100% and Enkay as the latter two had one of their biggest number of appearances and ministrations. The biggest artiste from the artiste is obviously Enkay with her album and music concert The Bridge one of the most beautiful concerts in 2018. To crown it all her collaboration with international singer Kierra Sheard in her song salute makes her one of the few Nigerian gospel artiste who had collaborations with international acts in 2018. Much is still expected from the label in 2019.
12. Lakelight entertainment
is one big family with exceptional talents and passion in delivering multimedia services with excellence. STEVE CROWN is the founder and president of the organization.He is also a multi dimensional and inspirational gospel artiste.
13 The Gratitude
is official label of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (Coza) by senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo in 2016. Their song “Rabababa-Eh” was well received due to its unusual message and approach. The group was created to produce mainstream music with a spiritual message. In October 2019, The Gratitude won the UK Gospel Touch Music Awards for the Choir/Group of the Year Category
One of the biggest gospel producer in Nigeria Florocka spearhead the artistes under the Rockanation label as he is joined by son of Reverend Mrs Funke Felix Adejumo, Gbemiga and Helen Yawson. With Flo not really doing much in terms of music in 2018, Gbemiga steps up as he dropped songs to cover up for the label. Also the signing of Ghanaian rapper Esaias also gave a major boost for the label in 2018.