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Samsong (Churchboy)


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Introducing an artist relevant in the Nigerian Gospel music industry.

Welcome to Logbaby’s Biography of Samsong.


SUMMARY DATA:

Name:  Samson Uche Mogekwu

Stage or Nickname: Samsong or Churchboy

Date of Birth: October 28th, 1983

Relationship Status: Married

Occupation: Singer, Song writer

Genre of Music: Contemporary Gospel, R&B

Net worth: $3.5 million


INTRODUCTION

Samsong is a Nigerian gospel artist and a multi award winner. He has had a successful recording career with radio hits like Bianule, and a handful of accolades. He has had collaborations with Gospel greats like Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Panam Percy Paul, as well as successful mainstream artists like Donell Jones, Kenny, Latimore, 112, TuFace D’Banj, Faze, and Styl Plus.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

Samsung was born on November 30th 1974 in Delta State, Nigeria. He is the 7th child in a family of 9 children.

He studied Accounting, worked in the Central Bank of Nigeria and later worked in Golf Bank. He actually wanted to be the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), that was his dream and he was working towards it but along the line he started feeling like a square perk in a round hole. So he resigned from the bank and plunged into gospel entertainment.

MUSIC BEGINS

He discovered his talent as a singer in high school where he was nicknamed Samsong. He studied Accounting. He formed a quartet “Praise Creation” in 1991 and in 1996 they released an album "Best of Life". The group broke up and he became a solo artist releasing his debut album "Count Your Blessings" which was a success as it won him The Psalmist Award that same year.

HIS CAREER

In 2004 his sophomore album "Still Counting" was released. This album also got him awards -The Best Male Vocalist of the Year Award at Today's Music Award in 2004, and Best Male Vocalist of The Year Award in 2005 at The Amen Awards. 

He released his 3rd album "The World of My Dreams in 2007, It featured a remake of One Love by the music legend Onyeka Onwenu in which he made a duet with her and also a duet with Styl-Plus titled Live Right.

These albums got him the Grace Honorary Award for Excellence.

He embarked on an international tour to promote his cd, with stops at South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany. In Germany, he had recorded and performed with Chris Lass, the German gospel producer and artist. His most recent headlining tour was in August 2009. He toured the island of Seychelles, and was privileged to have dinner with the Vice President, Joseph Belmont.

Apart from being a singer he has a clothing line that’s called Boogie Down and has also made appearances in Christian movies.

ALBUMS

Year Album
1996 Best of life (with praise creation)
2002 Count Your Blessings
2004     Still Counting
2007 The World of My Dreams
2010 Church boy

 

SOME OF HIS SONGS

Peace song Bianule Like play like play
Turn me around Favor song Kele ya
Happy people Ekele Drink from the water

 

AWARDS

Year Award
2000 The Psalmist Award
2004 Today's Music Award (TMA)-Best Male Vocalist of the Year
2005 The Amen Awards-Best Male Vocalist of The Year
2005 The Vigoma Awards -The Best Video of The Year Award
2007 Grace Honorary Award for Excellence


PERSONAL LIFE

He got married in 2008 and has three kids. His third child is a few months old as he was born in September.

                                                                      Samsong and family

VIDEO

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Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 12 Months ago
 

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