Eben Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Eben – Gospel Artist

Stage Name: Eben
Real Name: Emmanuel Benjamin
Occupation: Gospel Artist 
Date Of Birth/Age: 9th September, 1979 (44 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Grace Jahdiel Benjamin (Wife)
Education: Community Grammar School in Orile, Lagos
Known for: Imaranma

Early Life

Eben, whose real name is Emmanuel Benjamin, was born on September 9, 1979, in the lively city of Lagos, Nigeria. He’s the fifth child in a family of six, deeply rooted in their Christian beliefs. Growing up, he found a natural love for music amidst a strong spiritual upbringing. His schooling started at Orile Primary School, and he continued to nurture his musical talents at Community Grammar School in Orile, Lagos.

Start of the Musical Journey

Eben’s musical journey began in 1997 when, under the guidance of his older brother, he initially explored rapping. However, his gift for melody soon took over, revealing his true calling as a gospel singer. In 2005, during a youth conference organized by Pastor Chris, Eben’s talent shone brightly as he moved the audience with his rendition of “Imarama.”

Eben Biography

Connection with Christ Embassy and Debut Album

In 2006, Emmanuel became a part of the Christ Embassy congregation, founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, deepening both his faith and musical commitment. The following year, 2007, marked a milestone as he released his first album, “On the Rock.” This debut featured unforgettable tracks like “Imaranma,” “God Dey,” “Iwo Nikan,” and “I Don Hammer,” establishing Eben in the gospel music scene.

Musical Journey: Albums and Achievements

Eben’s love for creating soul-stirring music led to the release of several albums. “Phenomenon,” launched in 2010, featured hits like “Super Man,” “Imele Papa,” and “Siya Nma.” The year 2013 brought forth the album “Justified,” with captivating tracks including “You Alone Are Worthy,” “Onye Nwem,” and “For Ever.”

Eben’s artistic skills expanded beyond music as he founded the Hammer House of Rock record label. Alongside Hammer House Ventures, he ventured into businesses related to music and video production, event management, and interior decoration.

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Victory and Beyond

Emmanuel’s musical journey progressed with the album “Magnified,” which included soulful worship songs like “Stayed On You,” “Everything,” and “Idi Nma.” However, it was the single “Victory” that catapulted him into the spotlight, resonating deeply with audiences globally.

Joyful Noise 2019 and International Collaborations

In a significant moment, Eben hosted the Joyful Noise 2019 concert on September 15, 2019. This grand event featured esteemed gospel musicians and renowned American artists Bob Fitts and Phil Thompson, adding to the magnitude of the occasion.


Eben’s outstanding contributions to gospel music earned him accolades such as the PBO Musical Video Award, Africa Gospel Music Awards, National Gospel Awards Nigeria, and more. His victories at the 2020 LIMA Awards for Best Male Vocalist and Songwriter solidified his revered status in the gospel music sphere.

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Wife and Kids

Beyond the world of music, Emmanuel’s personal life became entwined with his musical journey when he married fellow gospel singer Grace Jahdiel Benjamin (formerly Grace Okoduwa) on November 30, 2013. Their union was blessed with three children. The couple celebrated the arrival of their first child, a son named Jesse, on September 3rd, 2014, their second son, Joshua, joined the family in June 2016, and their third son Gilead in 2022.

Eben Family
Eben Family

Eben Net Worth

Eben’s net worth is around $600,000, making him the fifth wealthiest gospel musician in Nigeria. You can connect with him on Instagram.