Osinachi Joseph (nee Kalu), popularly known by the mononym Sinach, is a popular Nigerian gospel musician who hails from Ebonyi state.
Born March 30, 1973, into a family of seven where, she is the second daughter, Sinach studied physics at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Her mentor is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, senior pastor of Christ Embassy.
Sinach, an award winning songwriter, worship leader and recording artist who began her musical career in 1994, is currently the senior worship leader at believers LoveWorld, Christ Embassy, and a key member of the LoveWorld music team of Christ Embassy.
Sinach is a spiritually gifted woman in terms of gospel music. She has given hope to the hopeless all over the world through her inspiring songs. She is a multiple award-winning song writer, recording artiste, producer and worship song leader.
As a child, Sinach stated she had dreams, where she saw herself singing to large crowds, but didn’t actively pursue anything musically as a career besides joining the choir, and also working as an administrative staff in the Church.
In a post on Instagram she revealed about her past:
“I had a dream as a little girl that one day I will change people’s lives. I would have dreams of singing to many people from different nations and tongues but when I opened my eyes I was right there still on my bed waking up to the sound of my father’s early morning BBC radio news to start my seemingly uninteresting chores before school.
It was just a dream. As the years went by, my parents insisted that I train my mind. Then I met Jesus and he changed my purpose and changed my reason for singing. Challenges along the way built my character. Like a clay,I’ve been beaten, poured upon, torn apart, rolled over, put into the fire, and continuously moulded into shape in the process of making me”
According to her, music was her dream. Her father objected to her musical career. He told her she would go hungry as a musician, that musicians amount to nothing. It was when she met Pastor Chris that he changed herperspective. He told me her she could be anything she want to be in life with God’s word.
See Also: List Of Songs By Sinach
Sinach has performed in over 50 countries including Kenya, Dominica, South Africa, United States, Canada, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, Zambia, Saint Maarten, the United Kingdom and India.
She toured India in 2019. Her song, “Way Maker” has been covered by notable Gospel artists Artists like Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Leeland, Bethel Music, and Mandisa.
Waymaker is the second most watched YouTube video in Nigeria.
In 2014, Sinach married Mr. Joseph Egbu in her home Church, Christ Embassy. On 17 November 2019 at the LIMA Awards, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome announced the arrival of Sinach’s first child, five years after her marriage.
Awards and Nominations
In 2016, Sinach was the first recipient of the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, recognizing her contribution to gospel music in the previous decade. Her songs were being sung in many countries, translated to many languages, around the world. That same year, she received the African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence. Also that same year, for the second time in a row, she won the Western Africa Artist Of The Year by Groove Awards in Kenya, and was listed by YNaija alongside Chris Oyakhilome, Enoch Adeboye as one of the Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.
- 2016 LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award
- Groove Awards’ Western Africa Artist Of The Year
- 2016 African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence
- Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.