Nigerian leading gospel singer, Osinachi Joseph, better known as Sinach, has been honoured by the US congress for what it described as her tireless efforts” to propagate the gospel with her music.
Sinach is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and senior worship leader at Loveworld. She is the first singer-songwriter to top the Billboard Christian Songwriter chart for 12 weeks in a row.
In the recognition letter signed by the lawmaker representing Texas constituency, Sheila Jackson Lee, the Congress also applauded the Nigerian singer for the success of her recent concert held in Houston.
The concert, titled ‘Sinach: Night of Worship Houston Texas,’ featured international gospel singers, including Micah Stamply, Dee Jones, Da’dra Greathouse, and Todd Dulaney.
“Through your efforts, the body of Christ is able to reach a higher level of praise and worship. They have the freedom, through song, to discover their destiny and maximize their hidden potential through communion with the one true God,” it read.
“Indeed, your tireless efforts are completely deserving of the respect, administration, and commendation of the United States Congress.”
The lawmaker also praised Sinach for using the power of music to bring the world together.
“Music is one of the most important and powerful things in life. It brings people together and allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.
“No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves; we are all human beings. Thank you for spreading this universal language throughout the world,” the letter read.
She has released 9 studio albums with several other hit songs, including “I Know Who I Am”, “Great Are You Lord”, “Rejoice”, “He Did It Again”, “Precious Jesus”, “The Name of Jesus”, “This Is My Season”, “Awesome God”, “For This”, “I Stand Amazed”, “Simply Devoted” and “Jesus is Alive”.
“Way Maker” , one of her songs, has also piled up many recognitions and awards since it was released in 2015. In March 2019, it became the third Nigerian video to garnered 100 million views on YouTube behind Davido’s “Fall” and Yemi Alade’s “Johnny”.
In September 2019, Sinach became the first gospel artist from Africa to tour India, headlining concerts with several thousands in attendance.