He’s a leading gospel singer, song writer, producer and a trumpeter, the one who leads people to the presence of the most high God, he’s got so much passion for music and displaying the love of God, Olowogbogboro, Imela and Onise Iyanu are part of his songs, he’s called NATHANIEL BASSEY…
Read more of Nathaniel Bassey Biography to see how he switched dimensions from been a super jazziest to been a top gospel vocalist
Nathaniel Bassey Biography
Nathaniel Bassey was born on the 27th of August 1978, at Lagos, he’s a native of Ikot Ofon Ikono, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. His father, Mr Joshua Bassey was a Pastor of the Apostolic Church, Bashua Assembly
Nathaniel Bassey got admitted into the University of Lagos to study Urban and Regional planning, after 2 years of study at UNILAG, he proceeded his undergraduate course abroad at University of London, studying Politics and International Relations.
He also studied music courses (popular music and music business) at the Middlesex University Summer school
Nathaniel Bassey started his music ministry in 1993. He grew up listening to lots of instrumentals, highlife, Jazz, to Rex Lawson, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davies, 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, he participated in Spectrum 4 quartet, got invited into Steve Rhodes orchestra group where he played for 2years
He switched his musical genre to gospel because of deep religious considerations. He told reporters that he has always been a church man. However, one can be a church goer and still not believe in the gospel with all his heart. Nathaniel makes music for those people whom don’t see the words of God as just empty phrases.
He literally grew up in a church where he sang in the choir and believed that music was the exact instrument that connected him with the Almighty. He traveled to other countries and earned money, although his late mentor, who worked in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said that music should serve for something more than making a profit.
Everything changed for him when he was asked to compose a song for a day Stella Obasanjo was supposed to attend service and pray in his church; that was the moment Nathaniel experienced a spiritual revolution. When the composition was performed, he realized that this is exactly what he should be doing in life.
Before that he just wanted to be the best trumpeter and improve his skills from a technical point of view. While growing up, he dreamt of achieving glory, surrounding himself with charming girls and fans, travel abroad more, enjoy himself, have fun and study at a musical college.
It can be said that his sudden love for gospel music proved his maturity; he let go of all frivolous activities and began to think about more serious things.
He was married to Serah Bassey and had 2 children
- 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
Here are the last of awards and nomination received by 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
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