Nii Okai

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Nii Okai
Native name Nii Okai
Birth name Ernest Nii-Okai Okai
Born (1977-09-19) September 19, 1977 (age 41)
Tema, Ghana
Genres Gospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, Song writer
Instruments Vocals
Years active (2004–present)
Labels "House of Virtue"
Associated acts KODA, Joe Beecham, Joe Mettle, Helen Yawson, Danny Nettey
Website www.niiokai.com

Nii Okai (Ernest Nii-Okai Okai, born September 19, 1977) is an Award-winning Ghanaian Contemporary gospel singer and a choir leader.

Early life and education[edit]

Nii Okai had his Secondary School education at Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana and furthered at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He currently holds an MA in Mission and Theology.

Nii Okai in the mid 2010 set up "Nii Okai Ministries", a team of vagrant music missionaries based in Tema, Ghana.[1]

Music career[edit]

Nii Okai is currently the leader of "Harbour City Mass Choir" (H.C.M.C.), an inter-denominational music ministry based in Tema, Ghana.[2] He came to limelight when he released his first album "Moko Be". An 8-track music album produced by one of the great multi-talented instrumentalists in Ghana, KODA with its hit songs; "Woana Na" and "Moko Be". The album featured "Danny Nettey", "Nana Yaa Amihere" among others.[3]

Nii Okai and "The Harbour City Mass Choir"[edit]

Nii Okai is the co-founder of "Harbour City Mass Choir" an inter-denominational music ministry based in Tema, Ghana with a clear purpose of impacting the youth through contemporary gospel music, school outreach programs, music ministry workshops and peer counseling.[4]

Nii Okai has 5 albums to his credit. "Moko Be", "Hymnz Unlimited", "Worshipful", "Saving Hearts" and "Holy writings" which he received an award with the "Saving Hearts" album at the 16th edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for Music for Development Award.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Nii is a professional banker and married to Yaa Okai. The couple have 3 children. He's a member of the "St. Paul's Methodist Church" in Tema.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Moko Be
  • Release year: 2004
Worshipful
  • Release year: 2006
Hymnz Unlimited[9]
  • Release year: 2009
Holy Writings
  • Release year: 2012
Saving Hearts[10][11]
  • Release year: 2015

Major Singles[edit]

  • Woana na
  • Moko be Produced by KODA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result Ref
2015 Ghana Music Awards Music for Development Saving Hearts Won [12]
Christian Community Music Awards Most Wanted Timeless Song Himself Won [13][14]
2014 Africa Gospel Music Awards Artiste of the Year West Africa Nominated [15][16]
MTN/4syte TV Music Video Awards Best Gospel Video You Are Jesus Nominated [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nii Okai drops new hit 'TRINITY'".
  2. ^ "Harbour City Mass choir raises the gospel bar".
  3. ^ "Moko Be by nii Okai".
  4. ^ "Nii Okai Makes An Entry With ?Moko Be?".
  5. ^ "Nii Okai wins VGMA Music for Development Award with his "Saving Hearts" Project".
  6. ^ "WORSHIPFUL WITH NII OKAI LIVE IN LONDON".
  7. ^ "There Is So Much Hypocrisy In The Ghanaian System-NII OKAI".
  8. ^ "WORSHIPFUL WITH NII OKAI LIVE IN LONDON".
  9. ^ "Nii Okai Takes Hymns Revival To Kumasi".
  10. ^ "Gospel musician flashmob's the malls with "Saving Hearts" album".
  11. ^ "Nii Okai New Album Ready".
  12. ^ "Nii Okai Wins VGMA Music for Development Award With His "Saving Hearts" Project". peacefmonline.
  13. ^ "NII OKAI, EUGENE ZUTA WIN AT CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS". georgebritton.
  14. ^ "Nii Okai, Eugene Zuta win at Christian Music Awards". ghanaweb.
  15. ^ "Nacy, Ohemaa Mercy, Gifty Osei, Skuulfoo, Nii Okai, Others Nominated For Africa Gospel Music Awards 2012+Full List Of Nomination". omgghana.
  16. ^ "AGMA RELEASES 2014 FULL NOMINEE LIST". gospelgh.
  17. ^ "PHOTOS + MTN 4syte Music Video Awards 2013 Launched | We Have The Full Nomination List Here!". ghanacelebrities.

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