Ada Ehi

Ada
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 34)
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, recording artist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
Labels
Websiteadaehi.com
YouTube information
ChannelsAda Ehi
Years active2019–present
GenreMusic video
Subscribers1.1 million[1]
Total views267 million
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2021[1]

Updated: September 18, 2021

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Biography

Early and personal life

Born to Victor and Mabel Ndukauba, Ehi and her three brothers grew up listening to gospel music. She is a native of Imo State in Nigeria.[5] At 10, she was selected to be a member of the Girls band of Nigerian child star Tosin Jegede.

She is a graduate of the Lagos State University, (B.Sc Chemical & Polymer Engineering). During her university days, she actively participated in the Believers Loveworld Campus Fellowship.[6] Shortly, she joined the Christ Embassy Choir and ever since then has been active in the church choir.

Ehi joined Loveworld Records in 2009.[7]

She met her husband, Moses Ehi, at Christ Embassy church during one of her rehearsal sessions while still in the university. They married in 2008 and the couple have two children.[8][9][10]

Musical career

Since joining the Christ Embassy Choir, Ehi 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 in Europe, America and several African countries.[11]

Her debut album Undenied was released in November 2009. Lifted & So Fly, a two-disc album, was released in November 2013.[12][13][14][15] She released her third studio album, Future Now, on October 16, 2017. It claimed the number-one spot on iTunes Nigeria on the same day.[16]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Undenied (2009)
  • Lifted (2013)
  • So Fly (2013)
  • Future Now (2017)
  • Ada's EP Vol 1 (2019)
  • Born Of God (2020)[17][18]
  • Everything (2021)

Selected singles

sn Single Year released
1 Bobo Me 2012[19]
2 Our God Reigns 2015
3 Only You Jesus 2016 [20]
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 [21]
10 Fix My Eyes on You ft. Sinach March 2020 [22]
11 Now Dec 2020[23]

Awards and recognition

In 2017, Ehi was named on YNaija's list of "100 Influential Christian Personalities in Nigeria".[24] She won the 2017 Groove Awards for West African Artist of the Year; being nominated alongside Frank Edwards, Sinach, Joe Praize and the Preachers.[25] In 2019 "Only You" was listed as one of the 20 most viewed songs of the decade from Nigeria.[26] On 26 August 2021, she received her first YouTube Plaques for reaching 1 million subscribers on YouTube.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gospel singer Ada Ehi hits one million subscribers on YouTube - P.M. News". pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Ada Ehi biography". UzomediaTV- YouTube. August 1, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Jayne Augoye (July 8, 2017). "Gospel music singer, Ada Ehi, raises the bar with 'Overcame' video". Premiumtimes Nigeria. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Daniel Anazia (July 8, 2017). "Ada reaches new height with Overcame". Guardian NG. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ada Ehi Biography, Husband, Children, Age, Church & Music Career". January 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Chinyere Abiaziem (July 17, 2017). "'You Do Not Have To Be Naked to Look Good' – Ada". Independent NG. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.busytape.com/ada-ehi-biography/
  8. ^ "Official Profile and Biography of Nigeria Gospel Musician Ada Ogochukwu Ehi". October 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ada Ehi Biography, Husband, Children, Age, Church & Music Career". January 14, 2020.
  10. ^ https://www.busytape.com/ada-ehi-biography/
  11. ^ Uche Atuma (July 16, 2017). "WHAT I LEARNT FROM PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME – Ada Ehi, International Gospel Music Minister". Sunnewsonline. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Francisca Kadiri (February 26, 2016). "Ada Ehi". Online Nigeria. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  13. ^ ThisDay (August 29, 2009). "Nigeria: The Emergence of Love World Records". channelstv. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  14. ^ nigeriatribune (June 11, 2017). "My music saved a woman from suicide —Ada Ehi". Nigeriatribune. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Ada's New Album "Future Now" races to No. 1 Spot on iTunes Nigeria Same Day of Release – BellaNaija". BellaNaija. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "Ada Ehi – Born Of God Album". NaijaMusic. December 18, 2020. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  18. ^ "On 'Born of God,' Ada Ehi is resilient and grateful [Pulse Album Review]". Pulse Nigeria. January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  19. ^ "Ada – iTestify + Only You Jesus". Notjustok. August 12, 2015. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  20. ^ "Ada – Only You Jesus". Netnaija. August 12, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  21. ^ "Ada Ehi - Settled - Mp3 Download | Music". NotJustOk. February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  22. ^ Sellasmanna (April 10, 2020). "Worshippers GH". worshippersgh.com/. Worshippers GH. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  23. ^ BellaNaija.com (December 4, 2020). "New Music: Ada Ehi – Now". BellaNaija. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ "Groove Awards 2017 full list of winners". Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  26. ^ "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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