Osinachi Kalu popularly known by her stage name as Sinach is a famous and multi award-winning Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer and a philanthropist. She was born on 30th March 1977 in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria. She is currently 40 years old. She is originally from Ebonyi State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is the second child in a family of seven children.
In her teenage years, Sinach became a born-again Christian. She began singing at a very tender age and joined the choir of her local church Christ Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria. The general Overseer of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome discovered her singing talent and made her senior worship leader at Believers Love World.
Sinach completed her primary and secondary school education in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Sinach, proceeded to University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics.
Sinach has eight albums and many hit singles to her name. Her albums include Chapter One, I’m Blessed, Shout it Loud, From Glory to Glory, Sinach at Christmas, Sinach Live in Concert, The Name of Jesus and Waymaker Live.
Sinach is a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria and Love World Music Ministry alongside with other gospel musicians such as Frank Edward and Ada Ehi.
She is known globally for several gospel hits songs which include WayMaker, I Know Who I Am, Great Are you Lord, Rejoice, He did it Again, Precious Jesus, The Name of Jesus, This Is my Season, Awesome God, For This, I stand Amazed, Simply Devoted, Jesus is Alive and many more.
On 28th June 2014, Sinach got married to Pastor Joseph Ogbu, a Pastor of Believers Love World Ministries and a pastor of Christ Embassy Church. The Marriage was held at Christ Embassy Church in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Sinach is currently signed to Love World Music label.
In May 2011, Sinach won the award for Best Gospel Artiste of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2012, she won the West Africa Best Female Vocalist and Best Hit Single at the Love World Awards. In 2013, Sinach won the Best Gospel Artiste of the Year at the NIPUGA Awards.
In 2013, she won the award for Best Female Gospel Artiste of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Female Vocal at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards. In 2016, she won the Best Gospel Artiste at the AFRIMMA Awards.
In 2016, she was the first recipient of the LIMA Song Writer of the Decade Award, recognizing her outstanding and undeniable contribution to gospel music in the past decade, with her songs being sung in many countries, translated to many languages, on all continents of the world.
In 2016, she received the African Achievers Award for Global Excellence, putting her in a prestigious list of Africans most successful gospel artistes. Also in 2016 for the second time in a row, she won the West Africa Artist of the Year at the Groove Awards in Kenya and was listed by YNaija alongside with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Pastor Enoch Adeboye as one of the top 100 most influential Christians in Nigeria.
As a songwriter she has written over 200 songs and has won several awards. In 2008, her hit song “This Is Your Season” won her the award for Best Song of the Year. Many of her songs are sung by several churches and people all over the world. One of her most popular songs is “I Know Who I Am”.
Sinach has performed in several countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, Antigua, Barbuda, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados and the United Kingdom.
Sinach is currently one of the richest and most influential female gospel artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million.