Panam Percy Paul

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Panam Percy Paul
Panam percy paul 2015-05-16.jpg
In 2015
Background information
Birth nameBakulipanam Percy Paul Mokungah
BornNuman, Adamawa State, Nigeria
OriginJos, Plateau State, Nigeria
GenresGospel
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist, organist
InstrumentsHarmonica, guitar
Years active(1981 –present)

Bakulipanam Percy Paul Mokungah, widely known by his stage name Panam Percy Paul, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose musical career spans 40 years. He was born to major Paul Harley, an officer in the Nigerian Army, and composer Paulina Paul Mokungah in 1957. Both of his parents are of the Lutheran Church. Paul's kind of music is praise and worship styled in the feel of country music and African high life.[1][2][3][4] Panam may also be a genius (IQ of about 400) as recently presented by himself at the 2019 HEKAN National Youth Convention held in Kaduna from the 28 August to 1 September 2019.

Musical career[edit]

Panam Percy Paul started his musical career at age twenty while he was still in school as an undergraduate at Kaduna Polytechnic. He worked at Radio ELWA Christian Communications as a production supervisor and engineer.

Personal life[edit]

Panam Pacy Paul is from Numan, in Adamawa State, and lived in Jos for 35 years. Paul married his wife, Tina, in 1981. Together, they have four children, Leah, Lisa, Harley and Loraine, as well as three adopted children, Jemima Mbaya, Elsie June Adum, and Godfrey Gillings Panam.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Result Ref
1992 FAME Gospel Music Award Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Producer of the Year Nominated
Best Vocalist of the Year Won
1995 BMI Music Award Artist of the Year Won
1996 Adamawa State Excellence N/A Won
2014 Crystal Awards Crystal Lifetime Achievement Award Won [5]
2018 Who is Who Awards Award of Excellence in Music[6] Recognized Impact Maker on the Plateau Won [1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Beautiful People (1976)
  • Oh Ye Gates (1978)
  • Don`t You Cry (1980)
  • Bring Down the Glory 1 (1984)
  • Panam Percy Paul and Friends (1987)
  • Bring Down the Glory 2: God of War (1989)
  • At This Christmas with Panam Percy Paul (1991)
  • Bring Down The Glory 3: Higher Than High (1993)
  • Master of the Universe (1995)
  • Bring Down the Glory 4: Deep Intimacy (2003)
  • Cheer up (2007)
  • Destiny (2009)
  • Return
  • Bring Down Your Glory 5: Throne Of Grace (2013)

Other works[edit]

Apart from music, Panam written a book titled “Bring Down the Glory”, named after his album. He also has a college called the “Panam College of Music Ministry” in Jos, Plateau state of Nigeria. His record label Panam Music World serves as an organization to assist the education of musicians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Panam Percy Paul, the man who doesn't collabo with 'sinners' | The Nation". Thenationonlineng.net. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  2. ^ Alawode, Abisola (2014-05-30). "Nigeria: Panam Percy Paul - Icon of Gospel Music". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  3. ^ "Panam Percy Paul: Celebrates 40 years in Music". Today in Abuja. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  4. ^ Nwamu, Aniebo (2014-05-30). "Panam Percy Paul: Icon Of Gospel Music | Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Leadership.ng. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  5. ^ "Panam Percy Paul bags Crystal Lifetime Achievement Award - The Sun News". Sunnewsonline.com. 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  6. ^ "Confirmed Impact Maker on the Plateau - Dr Panam Percy Paul - WHOisWHO Awards (Photo/Video)". matthewteghaBLOG. Retrieved 2018-08-02.