As our culture is in Gmusicplus, we present a curated list of the Top Nigerian Gospel Songs of 2023. In no particular order, these songs were staff-picked as our favorite releases in 2023, which come highly recommended.
1. Tobechukwu — Nathaniel Bassey ft. Mercy Chinwo
A scintillating highlife midtempo garnished with sweet melodies, “TobeChukwu (Praise God)” is a collaboration involving Nathaniel Bassey featuring powerhouse songstress Mercy Chinwo. The song of gratitude is housed in Nathaniel Bassey’s buzzing project, Hallelujah Live, and has since garnered over 16 million views on YouTube.
2. Wonder — Mercy Chinwo
A refreshing sound that sparked an awesome reminder of God’s wondrous works, Mercy Chinwo’s “You Dey Do” “Wonder” anthem, which has now amassed over 15 million views on YouTube since its release, has gone on to be a popular praise anthem in various spiritual gatherings.
3. I Get Backing — Victoria Orenze
With over 3 million views on YouTube, “I GET BACKING” is one of the widely-received and trending songs by Victoria Orenze that caught the eye in 2023. The declarative track since its release has become a tool for believers to renew their confidence in God.
4. Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus — Moses Bliss
An addictive up-tempo to the collection of viral hits songs from Moses Bliss, “Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus” emerges as one of the first few tracks to set the gospel space alight with viral covers, dance videos, and engagements across social media platforms.
5. Ebukasongs – Calling My Name (I’m A Soldier)
Another song that made waves in 2023 is the firebrand track of Ebukasongs, “Calling My Name (I Am A Soldier).” The spiritually charged intriguing track became a viral anthem after its release in October, sparking inspiring social media engagements.
6. This Year — Victor Thompson
The year 2023 kicked off with Victor Thompson’s highly declarative track “This Year,” with the viral gospel sensation breaking new grounds as the buzzing single climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Charts and certified Gold in France.
7. B’OlA — Sunmisola Agbegbi ft Sola Allyson
A worship anthem that transcends musical boundaries, Sunmisola Agbegbi and Sola Allyson’s soul-stirring collaboration on “B’OlA” makes the list of Nigeria’s viral gospel songs in 2023.
8. Alagbara (Live) — Onos ft Lyrical Hi
An exciting blend of spoken word poetry and uplifting worship, the new version of “Alagbara,” a widely-acclaimed worship single by Onos featuring Lyrical Hi, has become a regular anthem in spiritual gatherings and has crossed the 1 million mark on YouTube.
9. Owo Oluwa Nbe — P. Daniel Olawande
A divinely inspired track that has since gone on to be a populous worship anthem with various covers and social media trends, “Owo Oluwa” by Youth Evangelist and Revivalist, P.Daniel Olawande, is an evergreen sound that blessed the hearts of listeners in 2023.
10. Jesus Iye — Nathaniel Bassey
Renowned worship leader Nathaniel Bassey took no break in dishing out uplifting songs in 2023. Amongst his collection of hit tracks this calendar year is the viral anthem “Jesus Iye,” which caught the attention of millions after Nathaniel sang it during the Hallelujah Challenge held in the latter part of the year.
11. Darling Jesus — Son Music ft Neeja
“Darling Jesus,” a transformative groovy infectious sound from Son Music featuring Neeja, adds to the collection of remarkable gospel songs that made waves in 2023. With thousands of viral covers and dance videos, the popular praise anthem is worth listening to.
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