Ada Ehi

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Ada Ehi live in Douala, Cameroon, February 2020
Ada Ehi live in Douala, Cameroon, February 2020
Background information
Birth nameAda Ogochukwu Ehi
Also known asAda Ehi
Born (1987-09-18) 18 September 1987 (age 33)
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, recording artist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
Labels
Websiteadaehi.com

Ada Ogochukwu Ehi (born 18 September 1987), simply known by her stage name Ada Ehi, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, recording and performing artist.[1] She started her musical career at the age of 10 as a backup singer for child star, Tosin Jegede. Since she professionally started her music career under Loveworld Records in 2009, she has increasingly gained local and international popularity through her songs and music videos.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early and Marriage life[edit]

Born to Victor and Mabel Ndukauba, she along with her three brothers grew up listening to gospel recordings. She is a native of Imo State in Nigeria.[4] When she was 10, Ada was selected to be a member of the Girls band of Nigerian child star Tosin Jegede. She is a graduate of Lagos State University where she studied Chemical & Polymer Engineering, during which she joined the Believers Loveworld Campus Fellowship.[5]She then joined the Christ Embassy Choir where she grew steadily until she became a member of the Christ Embassy Presidential Choir. She joined the Loveworld Records in 2009.[6]

She met her husband, Moses Ehi, in Christ Embassy church during one of her rehearsal sessions while still in the university. She married in 2008 and the couple is blessed with two children.[7][8][9]

Musical career[edit]

Since joining the Christ Embassy Choir, she has been actively involved in the Music Ministry of Christ Embassy and has performed at Christ Embassy events in several programs around the world including Europe, America and several African countries.[10] Her Debut Album Undenied was released in November 2009 while her second album Lifted & So Fly, a two-disc album, was released in November 2013.[11][12][13][14] She released her third studio album titled Future Now, on October 16, 2017 and claimed no.1 spot on iTunes Nigeria same day.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Undenied (2009)
  • Lifted (2013)
  • So Fly (2013)
  • Future Now (2017)
  • Ada's EP Vol 1 (2019)

Selected singles[edit]

sn Single Year Released
1 Bobo Me 2012[16]
2 Our God Reigns 2015
3 Only You Jesus 2016 [17]
4 I Testify 2016
5 Cheta 2016
6 Jesus (You are Able) 2016
7 I Overcame 2017
8 Like This April 2019
9 Settled February 2020 [18]
10 Fix My Eyes on You ft. Sinach March 2020 [19]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2017, she was listed in YNaija's list of "100 Influential Christian Personalities in Nigeria".[20] She won the 2017 Groove Awards for West African Artist of the Year; being nominated alongside Frank Edwards, Sinach, Joe Praize and the Preachers.[21] In 2019 "ONLY YOU" by Ada Ehi was also listed as one of the 20 most viewed Songs of the decade from Nigeria.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ada Ehi biography". UzomediaTV- YouTube. August 1, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Jayne Augoye (July 8, 2017). "Gospel music singer, Ada Ehi, raises the bar with 'Overcame' video". Premiumtimes Nigeria. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Daniel Anazia (July 8, 2017). "Ada reaches new height with Overcame". Guardian NG. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ https://gospelminds.com/news/ada-ehi-biography-husband-career/
  5. ^ Chinyere Abiaziem (July 17, 2017). "'You Do Not Have To Be Naked to Look Good' – Ada". Independent NG. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.busytape.com/ada-ehi-biography/
  7. ^ https://africachurches.com/profile-and-biography-of-ada-ogochukwu-ehi/
  8. ^ https://gospelminds.com/news/ada-ehi-biography-husband-career/
  9. ^ https://www.busytape.com/ada-ehi-biography/
  10. ^ Uche Atuma (July 16, 2017). "WHAT I LEARNT FROM PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME – Ada Ehi, International Gospel Music Minister". Sunnewsonline. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Francisca Kadiri (February 26, 2016). "Ada Ehi". Online Nigeria. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  12. ^ ThisDay (August 29, 2009). "Nigeria: The Emergence of Love World Records". channelstv. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  13. ^ nigeriatribune (June 11, 2017). "My music saved a woman from suicide —Ada Ehi". Nigeriatribune. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  14. ^ Alex Amos (August 31, 2013). "UPCLOSE: "I ROAR IN TONGUES" – "I'M RICH" CROONER ADA EHI IS ON FIRE! TALKS SPIRITUALITY, UPCOMING ALBUM, LOVE, FASHION AND MORE". selahafrik. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "Ada's New Album "Future Now" races to No. 1 Spot on iTunes Nigeria Same Day of Release – BellaNaija". BellaNaija. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  16. ^ "Ada – iTestify + Only You Jesus". Notjustok. August 12, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Ada – Only You Jesus)". Netnaija. August 12, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  18. ^ "Ada Ehi - Settled - Mp3 Download | Music « NotJustOk". Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video - Notjustok. February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  19. ^ Sellasmanna. "Worshippers GH". worshippersgh.com/. Worshippers GH. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  20. ^ Tolu (May 1, 2017). "Yemi Osinbajo, Poju Oyemade, Chioma Jesus and more – See list of 100 Most Influential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria". Ynaija. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  21. ^ "Groove Awards 2017 full list of winners". Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  22. ^ "Here are the top 20 most viewed Nigerian music videos of the decade". Pulse Nigeria. January 2, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.

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