The winner of the Nigerian Entertainment Award for Inspirational Artist, senior worship leader at Loveworld, was a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter named Osinachi Joseph, she’s known globally for her tracks “way maker” and “I know who I am”.
Osinachi Joseph was born on 30th March 1973 in Ebonyi State. Sinach started singing for family and friends in 1989 as a hobby while working as a staff and choir member in Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Church.
She graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she studied physics
Sinach got married to Mr. Joseph Egbu in 2014 and got her first child in November 2019
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’.
Sinach has performed and headlined concerts in over 50 countries including Kenya, Dominica, South Africa, United States, Canada, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, Zambia, Saint Maarten, the United Kingdom and India
• 2008: Chapter One
• 2010: I’m Blessed
• 2012: Shout it Loud
• 2012: From Glory to Glory
• 2013: Sinach at Christmas
• 2014: Sinach Live in Concert – The Name of Jesus
• 2016: Waymaker – Live
• 2018: There’s an Overflow
• 2019: Great God (Live in London)
Awards and nominations
• 2016 LIMA Songwriter of the Decade
• 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
Sinach net worth is estimated at $400,000