Patty Obasi

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Patty Obasi
Patrick Obasi

(1951-05-15)May 15, 1951
Mmaku, Awgu, Enugu State, Nigeria
DiedOctober 16, 2012(2012-10-16) (aged 61)
Enugu State, Nigeria
Spouse(s)Esther Obasi
Musical career
Also known asThe Sower
Occupation(s)performer, singer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1980–2003

Patrick Obasi (15 May 1951 – 16 October 2012), popularly known as Patty Obasi, was a Nigerian gospel recording artist.[1] Regarded as one of the pioneers of Nigerian gospel music,[2] Patty Obasi rose to prominence in 1980 upon the release of his album Nwa Mama Iwota.


Patrick Obasi was born in Mmaku, a small town in Awgu local government area of Enugu State, Nigeria where he began his singing career.[3] He released his debut album Bianu Kanyi Kele Jehova and went on to release over 15 studio albums.[4][5]


  • Bianu Kanyi Kele Jehova
  • Onye Isi Agha
  • Nwa Mama Iwota
  • Okara Akapa
  • Billionaire in a Crate
  • Walking with Jesus
  • Ezi Nwayi Di Ukor
  • Ubanase


Obasi died in his residence on 12 October 2012 after suffering from kidney failure.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Goodnight, Patty". The Nation Newspaper. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. ^ Obi, Felix-Abraham (25 May 2006). "Igbo Music: Where Are The Gongs And Flutes?". Nigerians in America. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b Edike, Tony (27 October 2012). "Gospel singer, Patty Obasi, dies of kidney failure". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "I USED MUSIC TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL – PATTY OBASI". Nigeria Best Forum. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Oguejiofor, Patrick (7 March 2014). "Tribute: Remembering Gospel Singer And Champion For Christ Patty Obasi". The Trent. Retrieved 2 July 2016.