Osinachi Joseph (née Kalu) professionally known as Sinach, is a Nigerian singer. In this article, You are going to discover interesting facts about her, such as her biography, birthday (age), career, awards, and several other facts.
Sinach is also a songwriter and lead worship singer at Loveworld.
Sinach is from Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. She is the second daughter out of seven children in her family.
Eary life & education
Sinach began singing in 1989, she saw it as a hobby. She once worked as a staff and also a choir member in Christ Embassy.
The global sensation attended the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, where she studied Physics.
The singer, however, planned on relocating from Nigeria after her University education but Pastor Chris Oyakhilome advised her against that.
Birthday & age; How old is Sinach?
The singer was born on 30th March 1973. Hence, she is currently 47.
If you are one of her fans, then you should create some time to send her some good wishes on her special day.
Is Sinach married? any kids?
The ‘Way Maker’ crooner is happily married to Mr. Joseph Egbu. The wedding was held at Christ Embassy Church in 2014.
The couple welcomed their first child after five years of marriage. The news of her welcoming her first child was announced by the senior pastor of Christ Embassy.
Pst Chris Oyakhilome made the announcement on Sunday, 17th of November 2019, during their annual LIMA awards.
Sinach started singing at an early age. She, however, never had plans of pursuing her musical career aside being a choir member in her home church.
She claimed that she had dreams, where she would see herself singing to large crowds.
As a songwriter, she has written over 200 songs and won several awards.
As a singer and songwriter, she has a record of over 100 songs. Here are some of her musics
- Chapter One
- I’m Blessed
- Shout it Loud
- From Glory to Glory
- Sinach at Christmas
- Sinach Live in Concert – The Name of Jesus
- Waymaker – Live
- There’s an Overflow
- Great God
- I Know Who I Am
- This Is Your Season
- Great Are You Lord
- Precious Jesus
- He Did It Again
- Awesome God
- For This
- I Stand Amazed
- Simply Devoted
- Jesus Is Alive
- All II See Is You
- Because You Live
- All Things Are Possible
- I Celebrate
- Give Thanks
- We Praise
- All Things Are Ready
- My Everything
- I Express My Love
Awards and nomination
The singer who has earned worldwide recognition has won several awards both within and outside Nigeria.
- LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award in 2016.
- 2016 Groove Awards Western Africa Artist Of The Year.
- African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence in 2016.
- Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria.
- 2019 LIMA Song of the Year.
Other facts about Sinach
Sinach has performed and starred in concerts in over 50 countries including South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica; Grenada, Uganda, Kenya, Dominica, the United Kingdom, India, United States, Canada.
Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award In 2008.
Sinach became the first African gospel artist to tour India where she held concerts with thousands of people in attendance In September 2019.
In addition to that, the ‘For This’ crooner doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In May 2020, she became the first African artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart.
Sinach’s Way Maker
In March 2019, the visuals for her hit song, “Way Maker” became the third Nigerian video to have amassed 100 million views on YouTube. Third place behind Davido’s “Fall” and Yemi Alade’s Johnny”.
Furthermore, many globally recognized gospel singers such as Darlene Zschech, Michael W. Smith, Maranda Curtis; Bethel music, among others, have done the cover for Way Maker.
Moreover, two covers of her hit song, ‘Way Maker’ by Michael W. Smith and Leeland are featured in the top 10 Hot Christian Songs chart.
According to Billboard, this is the first time in the history of the Hot Christian songs that two versions of the same song have remained concurrently in the top 10.
Leeland’s version is currently ninth on the chart, while Michael W. Smith’s version occupies third position.
Vanguard reports that Sinach, while speaking on the ranking said, “It’s truly exciting to know from Nigeria, we are reaching far and dominating in the West.
Furthermore, she said, “It basically chronicles what God can do when you yield to Him. Just thinking of it is really humbling and to know it’s a song of hope, faith in God, and trusting in Him that has brought us thus far.
“I’m sure you’ve seen the videos of ‘Way Maker’ being sung in many hospitals, car parks, garages – everywhere this period!
“God has used it to strengthen many around the world, not to give up, but believe that He is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.
“So I’m truly happy, excited, and glad Jesus is glorified once more,” she said
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.
Here’s a summary of Osinachi Joseph’s profile:
- Full name: Osinachi Joseph
- Date of birth: 30th March 1973
- Age: 47
- State of Origin: Ebonyi state
- Marital status: Married
- Years active: 1994 till present
- Nationality: Nigerian