Eben songs, Lyrics, and Albums
Full Name of Artiste: EMMANUEL IZUCHUKWU BENJAMIN
Date of Birth: September 9,
Nationality: Occupation: Music Minster; Singer, Songwriter
Marital Status: Married to Jahdiel
During the early 90’s in Nigeria and some other parts of Africa, Gospel Rock music was never a ‘thing’ for the church congregations or the gospel song lovers. There were few gospel music ministers, who had rock and pop backgrounds, but they could not perform or minister in those genres, rather, they performed and ministered with reservations and concerns, because Rock, POP or Hip-Pop were never known genres in the Nigerian Gospel Music industry as at then. It was a great challenge to move the congregations to praise and worship the Almighty God with Hip-pop and rock gospel songs. This is because Hip-pop and Rock were regarded as circular music genres – for the world. Eben came in the scene, changed that belief, and won the hearts of many Nigerians with his unique voice.
Eben as he is popularly known is a gospel artiste who took over the Nigerian Gospel Music industry with his Afro-pop husky voice. He started his musical career in June 1994 in the Winners’ Chapel Mass choir as one of their active members, and was a member of the Youth Choir. In addition, Eben started as a rapper and backup singer for several other gospel ministers, and later moved to other personal projects and studio works. He released his debut single in 2007 titled ‘Imara nma’, and later launched his first album, which include ‘Imara nma’, ‘God Dey’, ‘I Don Hammer’ etc.
Eben was raised in Lagos-Nigeria in a Christian home, where he was nurtured in the way of the Lord as the scripture instructs. He attended his primary and secondary school at the Community Grammar School, Orile, Lagos State, Nigeria. Today, he is one of the greatest worship leaders in Nigeria and beyond that can lead millions of people into deep worship and praise unto God Almighty. He songs are ministrations are spirit-filled that you literally feel elevated as you worship along with him.
Eben launched into fame in 2005 after his ministration at the International Youth Conference organized by the Believers’ LoveWorld Inc., known as Christ Embassy where his debut single ‘Imara Nma’ was heard for the first time on an international stage. Since then, he has had the divine privilege to minister with the Man of God – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in different international church programmes like the Night of Bliss – Lagos, Night of Bliss – South Africa, High Life Conferences in different cities of the world, Healing School in Canada and South Africa etc. He has also ministered alongside other Man of God like the renowned Preacher – Pastor Benin Hinn.
Here are list of his albums and songs:
- He released his album ‘On The Rock’ in 2006
- ‘Phenomenon’ in 2010
- ‘Magnified’ (‘Stayed On You’, ’Lifted Hands, ‘Idi Nma’, ‘Everything’)
- ‘Victory’ in 2016
- Hit songs like ‘Super Man’, ‘Imela Papa’, ‘Siya Nma Nma’, ‘You Are Alone Are Worthy’, ‘Onye Nwem’, ‘How I love You’, ‘For Ever’, and ‘All The Way’.
Awards and nominations include:
- African Gospel Music, UK as the Best Male Artiste Award
- NMVA as the Best National Gospel Awards, Nigeria and Best Gospel Video
- PBO Musical Video Awards in 2013
- Crystal Award as the Album of the Year 2014
- LoveWorld Music Awards as Song of the Year Award – 2014
- Song Writer of the Year and Worship Song of the Year at the 2015 Prestigious Believers’ LoveWorld Musical Awards
- LoveWorld Music Awards as Song of the Year Award – 2016
He has worked with Nigerian best artistes and internationally recognized musicians, like Sammie Okposo, Onyeka Onwenu, Sony Nneji, MI, late Keffi, Tye, Tribett, Donnie McClurkins, Don Moen, Cece Winans, Sinach, Frank Edwards etc.
Eben is also a successful businessman who ventured into business as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Hammer House Of Rock recording Label with Hammer House Ventures as the subsidiary that handles everything about music video and general music productions. Hammer House Ventures also handles interior decoration and event management.
One of the interesting things about Eben is that he is happily married to his church-choir sweetheart – Jahdiel. Their marriage is blessed with three (3) big boys. Jahdiel is also a gospel artiste who complements the husband on every aspect of ministry and marriage.
Eben has established himself further than expected; beyound any reasonable doubt that he has come to take over the Nigerian gospel music industry and the business side of it.