Nathaniel Bassey is a gospel music artist, a songwriter, and a music producer, who is also an instrumentalist. he is also a youth pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). He is the convener of the popular Halleluyah Challenge that is followed by a multitude of Christians, home and abroad.
Nathaniel Bassey Background
Nathaniel Bassey was born on the 27th of August 1978, to Mr and Mrs Bassey in Lagos State, though he hail from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. His father, Mr. Joshua Bassey was a Pastor of the Apostolic Church, Bashua Assembly, who led a devout christian home. Bassey is married to Sarah Bassey, and they are blessed with two lovely children.
Nathaniel Bassey Education
Nathaniel Bassey had his primary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria. Also, he had part of his undergraduate studies at the University of Lagos (Unilag), where he studied Urban and Regional Planning for 2years.
While at Unilag, Nathaniel Bassey gained admission to study Politics and International Relations at the University of London, so he relocated to London to further his studies. Afterwards, he went to Middlesex University Summer School where he took some music courses, which included popular music and music business.
Nathaniel Bassey Music Career
Nathaniel Bassey started is music in 1993. He grew up listening to lots of instrumentals, highlife, Jazz, to Rex Lawson, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie etc.
While growing up, Nathaniel wanted to be a super Jazz musician doing Afrocentric, Jazz, highlife etc. As a result, he went about playing Jazz with his trumpet at parties and clubs, until his life narrative changed.
It had always been about the music for him until he got born again and had an encounter with God. It stopped being about the music, and it became all about knowing God, with the music as an instrument and a platform to show forth God’s love.
Nathaniel Bassey’s Albums
- Someone’s at The Door – 2010
- Son of God and Imela – 2014
- This God Is Too Good – 2016
- Revival Flames – 2017
- Jesus: The Resurrection and the Life – 2018
Awards and Nominations of Nathaniel Bassey
- City People Music Award for Gospel Artiste of the Year – 2017
- Best Gospel Artist at the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival Awards (AFRIMMA) – 2017
- Jesus the Resurrection and Life was nominated for Album of Excellence at the African Gospel Music Awards (AGMMA) – 2019
- Artist of the Year nominee by the Crystal Gospel Awards – 2019
Life Lesson From Nathaniel Bassey
In all you do, always remember to put God first above all, and he would help you make sound decisions.
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