REAL NAMES: Samson Uche Mogekwu
STAGE NAME: Samsong
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE: Born November 30, 1974 (age 43)
OCCUPATION : Nigerian Singer, Songwriter, Minister
MARITAL STATUS: Married
RECORD LABEL: Boogie Down Concept.
GENRES : Contemporary Gospel, R&B
STAGE OF ORIGIN: Delta State, Nigeria
Good day to all readers of BonetWorth.com.ng, today we bring another biography and this one is called Samsong Biography and profile which is going to be talking about Samsong the Nigerian gospel artist. This biography of Samsong is going to be revealing everything about the top Nigerian Gospel musician, if you are his fan then i suggest you get in here to get yourself conversant with his profile.
Samsong is a Nigerian gospel artist who is widely categorised among the best in the country and he is based in Abuja , Nigeria the former Capital city of Nigeria . He is one of those few Nigeria Gospel musicians that has successfully inked their name in the great book of Gospel artiste making waves and known all over the world not just Nigeria alone. His music career has been so successful with a lot of hit tracks of which one of them is Bianule. He has won several top rated awards and also earned numerous nominations, among them is The Psalmist Award in 2000, he was being nominated as “best Gospel Artist” by Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in New York in 2008. He has performed on several big stages along side some big guns in the gospel scene, names 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.
Background, Early And Education
Samson Uche Mogekwu whose stage name is Samsong was born on November 30, 1974 in Delta State, Nigeria according to hi official biography (age 43) . In a recent chat with the top gospel singer, he made it known to the general public that his gospel music career officially kicked started during his secondary school days. It was also in high school he was monikered Samsong.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Samsong proceeded to the University where he majored in Accountancy . In 1991, he formed a quartet known as Praise Creation. Some months after setting up the quartet they were later signed to Ivory Music Label, and released their debut album in 1996 titled “Best of Life”. After doing what they know how to do best for couple of years, they later disbounded and that was where Samsong launched his solo career and released his debut CD in 2002, titled “Count Your Blessings”. This album was a very successful one and was also categorised as one of the best gospel album of all time in Nigeria. The enjoyed album massive airplay and resulting in winning The Psalmist Award that same year.
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Fast forward to the year 2004, Samsong released his sophomore cd titled “Still Counting”. He continued his award-winning streak, snagging 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. There is no doubt that Samsong effortlessly became a celebrity within the shortest time into his music career and he is regarded as one of the most popular and most relevant gospel singer from Nigeria. He has several songs and videos that are currently making waves all over the country , they are being played in radio and TV stations. Samsong won The Best Video of The Year Award at The Vigoma Awards in 2005. His third release titled “The World of My Dreams” was issued in 2007, and was his most ambitious release yet. It spawned a lot of hit tracks like “One Love” by music icon Onyeka Onwenu, in which he performed a duet with her. The cd also featured a duet with international superstars Styl-Plus titled Live Right.
Samsong ambitious output was widely recognised and he was awarded with The Grace Honorary Award for Excellence, that same year. He was also nominated for The Best Gospel Artist at The Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) that same year and it held in New York city. He also went 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 famous German gospel producer and artist. Samsong has also toured the island of Seychelles, where he was privileged to have dinner with the Vice President, Joseph Belmont. According to revelations, Samsong is currently working on a summer release of his new cd, please keep your fingers crossed as you wait for the release of this cd.
- Best of Life (with Praise Creation) (1996)
- Count Your Blessings (2002)
- Still Counting (2004)
- The World of My Dreams (2007)
- Church Boy (2010)
- On Top of The World (2015)