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List of our top African gospel music blogs in 2020 

Gospel Music is music for the soul. In its purest form, it enriches your faith and it has been used as an important medium to spread the word. Gospel music blogs have been a vital alternative platform to social media when it comes to keeping up with some of our favorite gospel artists and finding new music from upcoming artists. In this blog post, we have compiled a list of some of the top African gospel music blogs in 2020. 

Gospogroove.com: Is one of the best African gospel websites... along with xclusivegospel.com, gospelhotspot.net and AmenRadio.net. These websites and the following are top destinations for trending gospel music, videos, news and artiste profiles in Africa. Follow me as we explore these wonderful gospel blogs.

List of our top African gospel music blog 

Gospelminds.com: GospelMinds is an online media entity dedicated to spreading the gospel through the promotion of music and Christian entertainment in Africa. It has an active social media community where it also releases various content for its followers. 


Gmusicplus.com: Managed by Nigerian Scott Oluwole, Gmusicplus is an Urban Online Magazine outfit aimed at redefining and promoting Christian media, entertainment, lifestyle and more... It also features music, news, videos, and interviews. 


Gospellyricsng.com: A platform said to be one of the fastest-growing repositories of African Gospel Lyrics, GospellyricsNG is home to a vast array of African music, artiste bios and many more. It also features an online store where the merch of some of our favorite gospel artiste can be obtained. GospellyricsNG has a vibrant social media following of over 85K on Facebook alone. 

Jesusful.com: This is yet another African Christ-centered online community which seeks to propagate the word while encouraging people to love, hope and grow through inspiring stories, testimonies, and gospel music. They also share engaging content through their Facebook and Twitter pages 

Fakazagospel.com: This online media outfit based in South-Africa is primed with being the top platform for new and upcoming Gospel artiste in Africa. Their mission involves creating an easily accessible outlet for all good praise and worship songs that delivers important messages from the bible. 

You can connect with them on Facebook to find a host of fellow gospel music enthusiast 

Urbangospelblog.com: UGMB is a Ghanaian online media website that seeks to be the top destination for trending gospel music, videos, news and artiste profiles. They also have a daily inspirational segment which puts out regular content on divine testimonies and inspirational stories 


Kingdomboiz.com: Brought to you by KingdomBoiz media, this popular Nigerian online Gospel music platform hosts a large archive of gospel music, videos and lots more. It also has a large community of followers on social media with over 112K followers on Facebook and 1.2K subscribers on YouTube 


Sonshub.com: Starting off as “Muzikpluz” in 2014, they later rebranded to Sonshub with a mandate to provide an easy and quick means of accessing gospel contents through sermons, music, videos, and devotionals.  

Get closer to their constant updates through social media on their Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts 

GospelHypers.com: This is yet another Ghanaian website focused on promoting African gospel music. It delves into the lifestyles and profiles of some of the popular and upcoming names in the African gospel music industry. 

They also have a vibrant and growing community of over 5K followers on Facebook. 

GospelSongsng.com: Focused primarily on Nigerian Gospel music, GospelSongsNG which was founded in 2017 is a website dedicated to the promotion of Nigerian gospel music, they also are top destinations for lyrical content, Christmas song, and carols.

NOTE: The list is not in any order of top performer or best. Furthermore, there are many other great gospel blogs not mentioned here so please feel free to research and find out about others.

How to become a Professional Gospel Artiste on Social media  

How to become a Professional Gospel Artiste on Social media 

Social media is a beautiful thing. It provides you with the opportunity to showcase your gifts and be seen by the right people without having to set up a meeting. It also allows you to market yourself and connect with fans as an artist. But as with all things, it can become toxic especially to you as a professional gospel artiste. 

Before all else, you love the Lord. It is through the talent God gifted you that you are able to touch lives and bring souls to Christ. This gift has opened many doors for you and given you social media platforms with large followings. As promising as the platforms are, one soon realizes that it can also be used as an outlet to spew hate. At what point does social media begin to affect your career as a gospel artiste? Simply put, it’s about finding a balance and remembering what status you hold. It’s not unusual to get carried away in the allure of social media that’s why we have come up with a few tips to help you manage your account properly. 

1. Remember your priesthood: you are first a priest before an artiste. Social media has a way of bringing out sides of an individual they weren’t aware of. This is why you have to remain composed. Keep your relationship with God at the forefront of everything and you will not get dragged into petty social media wars. 

2. Interaction matters: as social media connects people from all over, you are bound to have someone who doesn’t agree with your beliefs. Keeping in mind that the moment you call yourself a gospel artiste, you no longer represent yourself but the body of Christ, you have to know how to deal with criticism and hate from the world. Remember“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 King James Version (KJV). 

3. Watch your conduct: before you upload a post online, you should ask yourself if the post edifies God. We have to remember that we are in this world but not of this world. Your posts should always be in line with what is right and not to be used as an indirect means to vent anger or frustrations.

 
4. Live in peace: as much as it is up to you, avoid back and forth battles online. If you have reason to address an error someone made, it is best to do it directly rather than with subliminal messages that will only anger the other party involved. Avoid complaining about the actions of others via social media with indirect and direct jabs. We are of one body and discord amongst one another isn’t healthy for the body of Christ. 

Social media is an amazing platform but also has it’s dark sides and as long as you keep the direction of the Holy Spirit as your guide you would definitely get it right. At the same time, these 4 tips are the basics to using social media effectively without affecting your conduct as a professional gospel artiste.

7 Ways to make money as a Nigerian Gospel Artiste.  

How to make money as a Nigerian Gospel Artiste.  

Working for especially in Nigeria has always been thought of as something selfless. A commitment with only a heavenly reward. But being a gospel artist is far more reaching and can grant us the earthly riches that belongs to us as people who have been given dominance over the earth. Don’t, get me wrong though. The major purpose of being a gospel artist is to be able to win souls to God through melodious music brewed from talent, practice and inspiration. In fact, when you make this the goal of your music career, you are only seeking the face and kingdom of God which adds every other thing to it.  

Financial problems can hinder our aspirations and whatever dreams we have, it has even made some gospel artist move to circular music because they always feel they cannot make money through their music. Well, if this has been your problem, confusion or disorientation on how to go about making money through music. Then this article is for you as we will be trashing out 7 ways to make money in music, being a Christian gospel artist and to live large through your talent and value in the society.  

7 ways to make money in music. 

1. SELL YOUR MUSIC 

One way to go about this without much hindrance is by knowing the preliminaries of business especially in the digital world. You need to push out your talent like the “go into the world” commitment, to multiply in your talent. Because you may not find the right number of people to patronize you only in your locality. Try to make sure that your music is on several platforms both local and international; platforms such as Itunes, Apple Music, Deezeer, Spotify, Boomplay, Youtube etc. 

These platforms usually pay you per stream or download. Don’t even think less about your music, you can have them listed on Amazon for sale. While working on these platforms, make sure to make your music available in your locality through adverts on radios, concerts, as well as making them available in local stores.  

2. GIGS/LIVE PLAY/CONCERTS 

This part requires some hard work and does not just get you money, it also helps you to build a fan base. Once you have good fan base, people who love your style of music in the gospel niche, maybe for the way you play your instruments, or the way you choose the words of your lyrics and your overall charisma. Starting gigs and concerts will get you a long way to put you out to the world. 

You need not to charge much especially as an upcoming artist. In fact, you should try doing free concerts and giveaways, it prepares you for bigger concerts through word of mouth testimonials by people who enjoy your music.  

Another way to offer gigs, is by applying for church evangelism and concerts, tell them you want to sing in their church event, they may put you through audition. But that shouldn’t be a problem, right? Because you will nail it!! And who knows, after your performance, they could invite you over for another one, this time, not free.  

Just as mentioned earlier, if you offer value, in terms of lyrics, music style, quality and spiritual upliftment, your plan to excel will always succeed. 

3. CREATE A WEBSITE 

A website makes you look professional, it is an avenue to showcase your skills and talent. This is the right place to start selling tickets for your gigs, upcoming events and concerts. Building a website also allows you to sell your products without having to physically market your tracts which of course disrupts practice times. 

With a website, you can have a little piece of your music turned to an ad on social media in form of videos, graphics or audio (depending on the platform) then you can have those ads linked to your website where you can then make sales. 

Owning a website is not as hard as you think, get a domain name, host it, and with the right content management system like wordpress, you can have a professional looking website with all features.   

4. YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

If you are going to create a YouTube channel, it has to be an active one. You need to learn the basics of creating and editing videos. YouTube offers you a platform to get your music out there in a more personalized way. This time you can do covers of other christian songs on your own style, you can sing your own songs, play your instruments. You can sing popular songs and if perfectly done, will generate followers on your platform.  

YouTube channels are free and if you can beat the competition to get at least 1000 subscribers, YouTube can start paying you through ads and affiliate marketing if you chose to. 

5.  SIGN WITH RECORD LABELS 

One thing about record labels is that they look out for the best. To join one, you have to do your hard work, be sure of what you are doing and the fact that you can deliver anytime. Then have yourself promoted to the desired record labels you want to join. In fact, this is always a huge step to your music career.  

6. PAID FOR PLAYING INSTRUMENTALS 

This is almost the same as offering gigs, you can play, sing in occasions weddings, church events and any other event where the content of your music is relevant and provides value.  

You can later come up with a price list that details the amount you charge and how you charge, either by the amount of time spent, or the number of times performed.  

7. TEACH 

No matter the area you most harness in your music niche, people are going to love your style of music. This way, you can offer classes on instruments, vocal classes and once in a while perform with the people you have taught. Who knows, it may turn out to be a musical band.