Sinach Biography: Age, Husband, Children & Net Worth

Sinach- Gospel Artist

Stage Name: Sinach
Real Name: Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu
Occupation: Gospel Artist 
Date Of Birth/Age: 30th March, 1972 (51 years old)
Place of Birth: Ebonyi State, Eastern Nigeria
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Joseph Egbu (Husband)
Education: University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State
Known for: Way Maker

Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, known by her professional stage name Sinach, was born on March 30, 1972, in Nigeria. Sinach was born in Ebonyi State, Eastern Nigeria, and is the second of seven children.

Early Life & Education

Her musical journey began in 1989 when she started singing for family and friends as a hobby. During this time, she also served as a staff member and choir member at Christ Embassy, under the leadership of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. She pursued her studies in physics and graduated from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria. Although she contemplated relocating from Nigeria after completing her university education, she received guidance from Pastor Chris Oyakhilome to remain in the country.

Music Career

Sinach’s musical journey began with her singing dreams as a child, although she didn’t actively pursue a career in music at that time. Instead, she joined the choir and worked as an administrative staff member in the Church. Sinach had penned numerous songs before releasing her debut album, “Chapter One,” in 2008. In 2008, her song “This Is Your Season” received the Song of the Year award.

Regarding her stage name, Sinach explained that she chose it from her given name, Osinachi, as it was easy to pronounce and catchy.

Sinach with Dadra, Lucy Grimble, Travis Greene, Dr Jackie Greene, and Israel Houghton
Sinach with Dadra, Lucy Grimble, Travis Greene, Dr Jackie Greene, and Israel Houghton

Awards & Achievements

Sinach is a renowned Nigerian singer, songwriter, and senior worship leader with over three decades of experience in her field. She holds the distinction of being the first singer-songwriter to dominate the Billboard Christian Songwriter chart for a consecutive 12-week period. Her hit song “Way Maker” released in 2015 has received widespread acclaim, earning three nominations and winning the prestigious Song of the Year at the 51st GMA Dove Awards, making her the first Nigerian artist to achieve this honor.

The song has been covered by more than 60 Christian artists, including Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Leeland, Bethel Music, and Mandisa, in various languages. During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in 2020, “Way Maker” emerged as a go-to anthem, with numerous viral videos in hospitals and parks featuring large groups of people singing the song. It claimed the No. 1 position on the Christian Copyright Licensing International top 100 chart in June 2020 and remained there through December 2020, making it the most-played song in churches across the United States that year. Additionally, she received the BMI Song of the Year award and was recognized by the United States Congress during her tour in the United States in 2021.

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Sinach’s remarkable journey in music also includes receiving a Bethlehem Hall of Faith certificate of commemoration during her visit to Israel in December 2017. In September 2019, she achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first African gospel artist to tour India, where she headlined concerts with thousands of enthusiastic attendees. In May 2020, she achieved the milestone of becoming the first African artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart. Additionally, in July 2022, she joined the Grammy Recording Academy as a voting member.

In February 2023, Sinach was honored as a global ambassador by the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, as acknowledged in a letter signed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Onyeka Onwenu With Sinach and Friends
Onyeka Onwenu With Sinach and Friends

In 2016, she received the inaugural LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, recognizing her significant contributions to gospel music over the previous decade. Her songs gained popularity in many countries and were translated into multiple languages around the world. In the same year, she was honored with the African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence. She also won the Western Africa Artist of the Year at the Groove Awards in Kenya for the second consecutive year and was named one of the Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria by YNaija, alongside figures like Chris Oyakhilome and Enoch Adeboye.

As a prolific songwriter, Sinach has composed over 200 songs, earning her several awards. Her song “This Is Your Season” was awarded the Song of the Year in 2008. One of her most renowned compositions is “I Know Who I Am.”


Sinach has released nine studio albums, featuring numerous hit songs, including “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,” and “Jesus is Alive.”


Sinach has graced stages and headlined concerts in more than 50 countries, including Kenya, Saint Maarten, Dominica, South Africa, the United States, Canada, India, Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Grenada, Uganda, Barbados, Zambia, and the British Virgin Islands.

She has also performed in her home country, participating in events hosted by Senior Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the Metropolitan House on the Rock churches and the annual Women on the Winning Edge Conference which is hosted by Funke Felix-Adejumo.

In a recent interview with music journalist Motolani Alake of Pulse Nigeria, Sinach shared the story of how she was drawn into gospel ministry through Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s anointing.

On December 22, 2020, during the third African Entertainment Awards USA ceremony, she received the Best Gospel Artist award.

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Together with her husband, Sinach launched the Joseph and Sinach Foundation, which organized its first medical outreach in Abia State, Nigeria, in collaboration with Emzor Pharmaceuticals and the State Government. This initiative provided free healthcare services to 700 individuals.

Husband and kids

Sinach Biography with Husband and Kid
Sinach Biography with Husband (Joseph Egbu) and Kid

In 2014, Sinach tied the knot with Joseph Egbu at her home church, Christ Embassy. Then, on November 17, 2019, during the LIMA Awards, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome revealed the joyful news of the birth of Sinach’s first child, named Rhoda.

Net Worth

Sinach net worth is etimated to be $1 million dollars to $5 million dollars. She commands a massive online presence, with over 2 million followers on Facebook and 2 million on Instagram. Her listeners and followers hail from over 100 countries, demonstrating her global reach.