REAL NAME: Emmanuel Benjamin
STAGE NAME: Eben
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Jahdiel (Grace Okoduwa)
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE: Born 9th of September[Year Unknown]
STATE OF ORIGIN:
FAMILY/WIFE AND SON: Married to Jahdiel, blessed with a son
NET WORTH: Eben’s net worth is around $350,000.
OCCUPATION: Nigerian Gospel Singer
His is widely known by his stage name Eben but his real name is Emmanuel Benjamin, he is a popular Nigerian gospel singer born on the 9th of September into the family of six where he is the 5th child. Eben is a minister of gospel blessed with a unique voice and a grace to teach and minister God’s word through his life touching songs. He is a from the family of dedicated Christians where religious values are instilled and nurtured.
His kicked-started his singing career as a rapper during his teenage age and had his elder brother as his mentor . On the long run, he later discovered his talent in singing and he has never stopped singing since then as his voice has been a popular one among Nigerian gospel musicians who are currently leading in the area. During his time as an up-and-coming Nigerian gospel artiste, he worked as a studio background vocal artiste, but today he has recorded several albums (Spirit,Soul and Body)as a duo(E-double)..and also featured in several album projects. Eben is a father of one and a protege of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome just like his colleagues, Frank Edward and Sinach.
He is a multi-award winning gospel musician who owns an album and several hit singles to his name . Emmanuel Benjamin aka Eben is founder of his own record label, Hammer House of Rock. The talented gospel singer has paved a successful and righteous path for himself in the Nigerian gospel music scene.
Eben’s Music Career And Rise To Recognition
After working as a studio background vocal artiste for some years , he finally met his light at the end of the tunnel. His career ignited in year 2007 when he released his first solo album”ON THE ROCK” which was supported by tracks like “Imaranma”,”God Dey”,”Iwo Nikan” , I Don Hammer and many others. With his Afrocentric rock music genre he introduced, he was able to steal the moment and shine brighter than the diamond. He has also graced platforms both locally and internationally, he has been won several awards and also earned couple of nominations including ‘best male artiste’ Africa gospel music awards UK, best male artiste ‘National gospel awards Nigeria, best gospel video ‘NMVA’…and he has worked with veteran artistes like Sammie Okposo, Onyeka Nwenu, Sonny Nneji, MI, Keffi just to mention a few.
Fast forward to the year 2010, he released an album and he titled this follow-up album “PHENOMENON” supported by hit songs like Super Man, “Imele Papa, Siya Nma and several other notable tracks. Three years later which is 2013 precisely he garnered some tracks and released another album , this one is yet another worship album which he titled “JUSTIFIED”. This highly anticipated album revealed the real worship spirit in Eben and it was home for tracks like “You Alone Are Worthy”, Onye Nwem, How i Love You,For Ever and All The Way.
His most recent studio album is titled “MAGNIFIED and it has awesome songs like “Stayed On You”, Evert hing, Idi Nma, Lifted Hands and many life changing worship songs. The album has been enjoying a good air-wave right from it hour of release till this moment. His songs are enjoying massive air-play both locally and internationally .
Eben is the CEO of HAMMER HOUSE OF ROCK ,with a business arm called the HAMMER HOUSE VENTURES which specialises in Video and music production , event management and interior decoration. Eben has proven himself beyond any reasonable doubt that he is come to dominate the Nigerian Gospel Music Sphere and he is not relenting any time soon.
Eben became very popular and went viral after releasing “Victory” , from there so much emphases has been placed on his name making him more prominent than several other Nigerian gospel singers even those that has been in the field for many years before him. It is not a matter of how far but a matter of how well.
Eben Wife And Children
Eben is happily married to a fellow gospel singer known as Jahdiel. This lady is one of the finest Nigerian gospel singer and their christian union is blessed with a healthy son.
Why I fell for Jahdiel –Eben
Just three weeks after getting married to his wife Jahdiel, has opened up on how he met and wooed his wife and fellow gospel artiste, Jahdiel (Grace Okoduwa). The couple was had their white wedding ceremony in Lagos in December 2013 and was joined in holy matrimony by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy.
According to the entertainer, this is why he fell in love with his wife;
“Jahdiel’s such a charming lady; she just stole my heart. We got married two weeks ago and it’s been just wonderful. She’s the greatest that ever happened to me. She loves God and she is sold out on the gospel and anybody who loves God gets my attention. I think I am lucky to have married someone like her,” Eben said commenting on how he picked his bride from his throng of admirers admitting that indeed there was a lot of temptation around him before Jahdiel came into his life.
“Yes there were many women around me but God revealed to me that she’s the one for me just like he also revealed the same to her so we had no choice but to get married.”
“We were very close and it just dawned on us that we were meant for each other. I just told her this was what I was feeling and before we knew it we were walking down the aisle.”
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Eben
1. Eben was born as Emmanuel Benjamin on 9 September in Nigeria.
2. He is the 5th child of 6 children. He was raised in a family where Christian principles were nurtured and encouraged.
3. In 1997, he started singing at the youth choir of Winner’ Chapel in Nigeria. In 2006 he became a member of Christ Embassy founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
4. He started off as a rapper and was mentored by his older brother but later on went on to sing gospel.
5. Before breaking through stardom, he worked as a studio background vocalist and also recorded a duo album titled “Spirit, Soul and Body”.
6. He is the founder of Hammer House of Rock and has a business venture called the Hammer House Ventures.
7. His debut album “Phenomenon” features gospel musicians like Jahdiel, Dusky, MI and Iyn. The album went on to win an award at the Nigeria Gospel Music Award.
8. His album “Magnified” was well received and topped many gospel music charts both local and internationally.
9. He is married to Jahdiel, a Nigerian gospel musician and they are gifted with a baby boy.
10. He has won multiple awards for his great work. In 2013, he won the Best West Africa award at the Africa Gospel Music Awards and in the year 2014, he won the Album of the Year at the Crystal Awards.