Nosa (musician)

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Nosa Omoregie
Birth nameNosa Omoregie
Born (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 39)
Edo State, Nigeria
OriginBenin City, Edo State, Nigeria
GenresCCM, Contemporary worship music, Gospel
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, performer, worship leader, musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, Piano,Guitar
Years active(2009–present)
LabelsChocolate City, Salt Music
Associated actsNathaniel Bassey, MI, Ice Prince, Zee, Masterkraft, Frank Edwards, Dammy Krane, Sasha P, Seyi Shay, Milli
Websitesaltmusic.ng

Nosa Omoregie, professionally known as Nosa, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer. He is currently signed to Warner Music Group African partner, Chocolate City.[1][2] His debut studio album, Open Doors, was released on 14 March 2014 and supported by the singles "Always Pray for You", "Why You Love Me" and "Always on My Mind".[3] On the 26th of February 2020, which also happened to be his birthday, Nosa went on to float his own Record Label Salt Music.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Nosa Omoregie, hails from Benin City, Edo State and studied Engineering at the University of Benin (UNIBEN).[5]

Nosa's source of joy as a growing child was in music and attending Church, where he began exploring his developing talents. He started out in the children's choir in church and is majorly influenced by gospel singers like Fred Hammond and Kim Burrell and the noted R n B group Boyz II men. He later got to love jazz and soul music and then rock, for the simplicity of it. He is also greatly influenced by Afro-Highlife[5] particularly music from Sonny Okosun, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, King Sunny Adé and Onyeka Onwenu, thus venturing from a wide array of childhood career fantasies of becoming an engineer, military man, or footballer to becoming a music producer and singer. [6]

Nosa's aim with his music is to create a bridge between music genres while making sure the gospel aspect of it is on a fore-front platform just as the other genres i.e a unique merger of sorts: creatively superimposing a soul tune on a high-life beat, a high-life verse with a rock-y chorus or singing 'Pidgin' English with an R n B flavor while proclaiming an inspirational and uplifting message to his listeners.[5]

In May 2014, he partnered with Nokia for the release of his song "Love is Calling".[7] On 16 May 2014, The Punch Newspaper reported that Nosa signed an endorsement deal with Unilever.[8]

Music career and breakthrough single[edit]

Nosa was signed too Chocolate City in 2012.[9] On 11 November 2009 Nosa released his first single, "Always Pray for You", under the Chocolate City label. "Always Pray for You" is Nosa's first official single.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2009 / 2013 "Always Pray for You" Open Doors
2013 "Why You Love Me"
2014 "Always on My Mind"
2016 "I am Blessed"[12]
2016 "God Is Good"[13]
2017 "Most High" (feat. Nathaniel bassey)[14]
2018 "We Will Arise" (feat. LCGC)[15]
2019 Na Your Way Ft. Mairo Ese [16]
2020 "Dry Bones"
UnOfficial Singles
2014 "Always on My Mind (Remix)"
(Nosa featuring MI)
Non Album Singles
As featured artist
2011 "Standing"
(Zee featuring Nosa)
Non-album single
2013 "New Day"
(Masterkraft featuring Frank Edwards, Nosa)
2014 "Fly Like The Eagles"
(Ice Prince featuring Dammy Krane, Sasha P, Seyi Shay)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Award Recipient(s) Results Ref
2013 African Gospel Awards Song of the Year Always Pray for You Nominated [17]
2014 African Gospel Awards Song of the Year Why You Love Me Nominated [18]
Crystal Gospel Awards Song of the Year Why You Love Me Nominated [19]
Mega Awards Song of the Year Always Pray For You Won [20]
2014 YadaMag Readers' Choice Awards Artiste of the Year Nosa Won [21]
2014 Gospel Touch Music Awards African Artiste of the year Nosa Won [22]

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animashaun, Ayo (27 October 2013). "The Difference between Church and Gospel Music – Nosa". Hip Hop World Magazine. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nwamu, Aniebo (30 March 2014). "'Marriage Not on My Mind Yet' – Nosa | Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Leadership.ng. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Chocolate City's NOSA Drops Debut Album". P.M. NEWS Nigeria. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  4. ^ Nicegospel (29 February 2020). "Nosa Floats Record Label – Salt Music » Nicegospel". Nice Gospel » Download Latest Gospel Songs 2019 / 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "What I want in my woman – Nosa Omoregie". Punchng.com. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  6. ^ Published. "Becoming a soldier was my biggest dream as a child –Nosa Omoregie". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Nokia Endorses NOSA". P.M. NEWS Nigeria. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Nosa grabs licensing deal with Close-Up". Punchng.com. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Chocolate City records signs nosa". Hip Hop World Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Nosa – Always Pray For You". notjustok.com. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Nosa walks into the door Jeremiah Gyang once opened [Album Review] | Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Thenet.ng. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  12. ^ Gerardcole (1475406961). "Music: Nosa - Blessed". NetNaija. Retrieved 2019-06-14. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ "Nosa - 'God is good'". www.pulse.ng. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  14. ^ "'Most high' ft Nathaniel Bassey". www.pulse.ng. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  15. ^ "MUSIC: Nosa – We Will Arise". 360Nobs.com. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Listen To Nosa's Genuine Description Of God In "Na Your Way"". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  17. ^ "African Gospel Awards 2013 nominees". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  18. ^ "African Gospel Awards 2014 nominees". African Gospel Awards. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Crystal Gospel Awards 2014 nominees". Crystal Gospel Awards. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  20. ^ "Mega Awards 2014 winners". Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  21. ^ "YadaMag Readers' Choice Awards 2014 winners". Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Gospel Touch Music Awards 2014 nominees". Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.

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