DARE ART ALADE
Dare was born to the legendary African Jazz Musician and entertainer Art Alade.
He joined the children’s choir at a very tender age and he also led the school choir.
He was once a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of Christ and was a student at the Musical Society of Nigeria.
Chidinma came into the limelight after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa. She was a chorister at the Foursquare Gospel Church.
At age eight, Cobhams had already composed songs and began his informal performances in front of his home. He joined the church choir at the age of eight and by age thirteen, he could play PSS-51 piano and record multi-tracks at the same time.
Olubankole Wellington was born in the U.S. At the age of five, his family moved back to Nigeria. He began singing in his church choir at the age of 5.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo is a Pastor’s son which made D’Banj a church boy. He learned how to play the accordion from his late brother. He is a rapper and a global superstar.
Michael Ajereh was raised in Ajegunle in Lagos State. In 2000, Jazzy’s uncle invited him to play the drums for a local church in London and that was his first visit to London. He never lost interest in music to date, he later met Solek, JJC, Kas, Jesse Jagz, The 419 Squad, and Dbanj.
Aituaje Iruobe grew up as a church girl and became a member of the choir at a young age until she was temporarily banned from singing in the choir for being pregnant outside marriage.
Waje’s gift in singing in church was so good that late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of the Word of Faith Church, Benin decided to cater for her all through her secondary school days.
Inetimi Timaya Odon once revealed in an interview that he started singing at a church before he became a backup for Eedris Abdulkareem for three years. His first album True Story was released in 2007.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua was born and brought up in England. Shay grew up in a religious setting. Her late mother was a chorister. She joined her secondary school choir and started performing at the age of six. She performed for the London Community Gospel Choir.
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, Iyanya’s grandfather was a clergyman where Iyanya sang in his church’s choir and was the choirmaster for the children’s choir at age 5.
Omawumi Megbele had been known to be playful, energetic, intelligent, and extremely talented from childhood as she was already a lead vocalist in the children’s choir of Foursquare Gospel Church in Warri at the age of eight.
Gabriel Oche Amanyi, started in a church choir as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
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