Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel artist, motivational speaker, and award-winning instrumentalist.
Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian gospel singer born in the year 1978 on the 27th day of August to his Nigerian parents, Mr. Joshua Bassey, a famous pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church, Bashua Assembly, Lagos. Nathaniel was born and bred in Lagos State, Nigeria. He is an indigene of Ikot Ofon Ikono, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
Nathaniel Bassey: Personal Life and Family
He is married to Serah Bassey and the couple is blessed with two beautiful kids.
Nathaniel Bassey: Educational Background
Nathaniel Bassey is an alumnus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). At UNILAG, Nathaniel Bassey studies Urban and Regional planning. From there, he furthered his schooling at the University of London, where he studied Politics and International Relations. From there, he took up a course in music at the prestigious Middlesex University Summer School.
Nathaniel Bassey: Music Career
Nathaniel Bassey discovered his love for music at a very tender age. Early 1993, Nathaniel Bassey has begun his music career. As a musician and an instrumentalist, he took inspiration and mentorship from Rex Lawson, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davies. Before he started singing gospel, Nathaniel Bassey played the trumpets at parties and clubs. From there he started singing in church. Nathaniel made it to the limelight when Obasanjo asked him to produce a song for his campaign and since then, it has been hit after hits.
Nathaniel Bassey: Top Albums
Nathaniel Bassey is arguably one of the most influential gospel singers in Africa with many hit gospel singles and albums to his name. Below is a list of Nathaniel Bassey’s top albums;
- Someone’s at The Door – 2010
- Son of God and Imela – 2014
- This God Is Too Good – 2016
- Revival Flames – 2017
- Jesus: The Resurrection and the Life – 2018
Nathaniel Bassey: Awards and Achievements
Nathaniel Bassey is not just talented, he is equally recognized for his immense contribution to the Nigerian music industry and the propagation of the gospel. By far, Nathaniel Bassey has bagged these awards;
City People Music Award for Gospel Artiste of the Year – 2017
Best Gospel Artist at the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival Awards (AFRIMMA) – 2017
Jesus the Resurrection and Life was nominated for Album of Excellence at the African Gospel Music Awards (AGMMA) – 2019
Artist of the Year nominee by the Crystal Gospel Awards – 2019
Nathaniel Bassey Net worth and Sources of Income
According to Elite Musicians Official, Nathaniel Bassey’s net worth is pegged at $500,000.00. A significant portion of his money is made from his career as a musician and also from revenues generated from his numerous gospel concerts.