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Biography

Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, known professionally as Sinach, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and senior worship leader at Loveworld until 2021. She is the first singer-songwriter to top the Billboard Christian Songwriter chart for 12 weeks in a row.

Born: March 30, 1972 (age 50 years), Lagos, Nigeria
Spouse: Joe Egbu (m. 2014)
Full name: Osinachi Kalu
Record label: Loveworld Records
Awards: GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year, Nigerian Entertainment Award for Inspirational Artist
Nationality: Nigerian

In 2014, Sinach married 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 Amyoli Mbilase.

Musical career

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. Sinach had written many songs before she released her first album, Chapter One in 2008. Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008.

Speaking on how she came by her stage name Sinach, she said: “I chose that from my name Osinachi because it is easy to pronounce and catchy”.

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.

As a songwriter, Sinach has written over 200 songs and won several awards. Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008. One of her most popular songs is ‘I Know Who I Am’.

Awards and nominations

  • 2016 LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award
  • 2016 Groove Awards Western Africa Artist of the Year
  • 2016 African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence
  • Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.
  • 2019 LIMA Song of the Year
  • 2020 Sinach Has Been Named Among Africa’s Most Influential Women
  • 2020 Dove Awards Song of the year
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