Sinach amongst Most influential African Women
Gospel music minister Sinach has been named one of the 100 most influential African women by by Avance Media.
Sinach, whose real name is Osinachi Kalu Joseph, is on the list, which includes notable musicians such as Angélique Kidjo, Oumou Sangaré, and Yemi Alade, who were added to Avance Media’s 2020 list of 100 most influential African women.
The Ghana-based Avance Media List is an annual compilation of public nominations. Elected from 34 countries on the African continent, the women selected are at the forefront of efforts, also role models for the younger generation.
In this year’s list, Nigerian women recorded the highest representation at 20. South Africa and Ghana are also at the fore of the list with 11 and 9 women leaders, respectively.
Sinach is making the list for the first time in the entertainment category.
She was named one of the 100 Most Famous People on Earth by a prestigious poll in 2019.
“I’m always grateful to Jesus for what he’s doing in our lives. A lot has happened this year, but we’re all still standing. He helped us, Thanks to everyone that contributed, especially our fans and followers. You did it. Thank you for inspiring us.” she said.
Earlier in August, Sinach was nominated by the Dove Awards in the Song of the Year category, alongside 2 other categories for her critically acclaimed song Waymaker.
The other categories include Spanish-recorded Song of the Year (as recorded by Priscilla Benoit), and the Worship Recorded Song of the Year (as recorded by Leland).
Organized by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States, the Dove Awards is one of the largest evangelical music awards in the world. The song of the year is the biggest compliment and is given to a songwriter and publisher every year. The winners will be announced on October 30.
Prince Akapah, Managing Director of Avance Media, said that the selection process was based on the achievements of women who deserves high recommendations among other women trailerblazers in Africa.
Sinach was added to the list as the first African artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart.
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