Nathaniel Bassey Biography: Wife, Songs, Age, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Pictures, Album, Children

February 26, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Nathaniel Bassey is a renowned Nigerian musician, songwriter, pastor, and trumpeter specializing in gospel music.

He is widely known for his songs “Imela“, “Onise Iyanu“, and “Olowogbogboro“, which have inspired millions of listeners around the world.

He is also the founder of the #HallelujahChallenge, a viral online worship event that attracts thousands of participants.


  • Full name: Nathaniel Bassey
  • Date of birth: August 27, 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, pastor, trumpeter
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Parents: Mr. E. Joshua Bassey and Mrs. E. Bassey
  • Siblings: One brother and one sister
  • Spouse: Sarah Bassey
  • Children: David Bassey and one daughter
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $1 million

Early Life & Education

Nathaniel Bassey, now 43 years old, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 27, 1981. He is originally from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government in Akwa-Ibom state, south-south Nigeria.

His father, Mr. E. Joshua Bassey, was a minister in the Apostolic Church Bashua Assembly, and his mother, Mrs. E. Bassey, was a devoted Christian. He has one brother and one sister.

He attended the Apostolic Church Primary School in Surulere, Lagos, and later proceeded to the Federal Government College, Lagos, for his secondary education.

He studied international relations and politics at the University of Lagos before moving to London to study politics.

He also studied music at the Middlesex University Summer School, where he learned the basics of music theory, composition, and performance.

Personal Life

Nathaniel Bassey is happily married to Sarah Bassey, whom he met at a church in Eket, Akwa Ibom, where he went to minister.

They got married in 2013 after dating for over 10 years. They have two children, a son named David Bassey and a daughter whose name is not publicly known. They live in Lagos, Nigeria, where they run a ministry called The Oasis.

Nathaniel Bassey is a humble and generous man who loves God and people. He is passionate about spreading the gospel through music and prayer.

He is also a mentor and role model to many young and upcoming gospel artists in Nigeria and beyond.


Nathaniel Bassey started his musical career in the church, where he joined the Rhodes Orchestra and played the trumpet for two years.

He composed a song during a visit to Stella Obasanjo, the late wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which marked his breakthrough.

He was invited to perform at the State House and other prestigious events, where he impressed many dignitaries and celebrities.

He released his debut album, Elohim 2008, recorded and mixed in Cape Town, South Africa. It featured the hit track, “Someone’s knocking at the door”.

He has released several other albums, such as Someone’s At The Door (2010), The Son of God (& Imela) (2014), This God Is Too Good (2016), Revival Flames (2017), Jesus: The Resurrection & the Life (2018), The King Is Coming (2019), and Hallelujah Again (Revelation 19:3) (2021).

He has collaborated with other notable gospel artists, such as Sinach, Frank Edwards, Don Moen, Micah Stampley, Enitan Adaba, Chioma Jesus, and Victoria Orenze.

He has also performed at concerts, festivals, and events, such as The Experience, Alabanza, Night of Worship, and Fearless.

He convenes the #HallelujahChallenge, a monthly online worship event that started in June 2017. The event involves participants from different countries and continents, who join him on Instagram and Facebook live to praise and pray to God for one hour every midnight. The event has recorded many testimonies, miracles, and breakthroughs and has attracted over 70,000 viewers at a time.

He is also a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), serving as the music director. He leads the RCCG Festival of Life Choir and the RCCG National Mass Choir. He is also the founder of The Oasis, a ministry that focuses on worship, prayer, and intercession.


Nathaniel Bassey has won several awards, such as:

  • City People Music Award for Gospel Artiste of the Year (2017).
  • African Gospel Music Award for Song of the Year (2017) for “Onise Iyanu”.
  • GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (2019) for “Hallelujah Eh”.
  • African Gospel Music Award for Artiste of the Year (2020).
  • African Gospel Music Award for Album of the Year (2020) for “The King Is Coming”.


Nathaniel Bassey has not been involved in any major controversy or scandal, as he is known to be a man of integrity and faith. However, he has faced some criticisms and challenges, such as:

In 2017, a Nigerian singer, Okey Sokay, accused him of plagiarism, claiming that Nathaniel Bassey’s song “Onise Iyanu” was a copy of his song “Aka“.

Nathaniel Bassey denied the allegation and said he had never heard of Okey Sokay or his song. He also said that he got the inspiration for his song from the Holy Spirit and that the similarity was a coincidence.

In 2018, he was criticized by some Nigerians for endorsing the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was widely unpopular and blamed for the economic and security woes of the country.

Nathaniel Bassey defended his decision and said he was not a politician but a citizen with the right to express his opinion. He also said that he prayed for God’s will to be done in the election and respected the people’s choice.

In 2019, he was attacked by some social media users for saying that women should not propose to men, as it was against the biblical order of marriage.

He said he was not trying to impose his views on anyone but was only sharing his perspective as a Christian. He also said that he respected the opinions of others and that he was not judging anyone who did otherwise.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @nathanielblow
  • Twitter handle: @nathanielblow
  • YouTube channel: Nathaniel Bassey


  • Elohim
  • Someone’s At The Door
  • The Son of God (& Imela)
  • This God Is Too Good
  • Revival Flames
  • Jesus: The Resurrection & the Life
  • The King Is Coming
  • Hallelujah Again
  • The King Is Here
  • Onise Iyanu
  • Olowogbogboro
  • Hallelujah Eh
  • Alagbada Ina

Net Worth

Nathaniel Bassey’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.

He makes money from music sales, concerts, events, endorsements, and ministry.

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