Samsong real/full name is Samson Uche Mogekwu in Delta
State, Nigeria is a dynamic Nigerian Gospel artiste based in Abuja, Nigeria.
He has had a successful recording career with radio hits like ‘Bianule’,
and a handful of accolades such as The Psalmist Award in 2000, and
nominated for the Best Gospel Artiste by the Nigerian
Entertainment Awards (NEA) in New York in 2008.
He has graced the stage
with Gospel greats like Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Panam Percy
Paul, as well as successful mainstream artistes like Donnell Jones,
Kenny Lattimore, 112, TuFace, D’Banj, Faze, and Styl Plus.
He discovered his talent for singing while in high
school. It was also in high school he was adobted the stage name
In 1991, he formed a quartet known as Praise Creation and got signed to Ivory Music Label with a debut album in 1996 titled ‘Best of Life’. The group however broke up and Samsong became a solo artist, releasing his debut album in 2002, which was titled ‘Count Your Blessings’. His album was a success, garnering airplay, and resulting in winning The Psalmist Award that same year.
His sophomore album was released in 2004, ‘titled Still Counting’.
He continued his award winning streak, snagging The Best Male Vocalist
of the Year Award at Today’s Music Award in 2004, and Best Male Vocalist
of The Year Award in 2005 at The Amen Awards. Samsong had become a bona
fide celebrity and Gospel star at this point, having songs and videos
in rotation on radio and TV, while receiving top billing at concerts.
At The Vigoma Awards in 2005, he received The Best Video of The Year Award. His third release which was titled ‘The World of My Dreams’ was issued in 2007 and was his most ambitious release yet. It featured a remake of the mega hit ‘One Love’
by music icon Onyeka Onwenu, in which he performed a duet with her. The
album also had a collaboration where Samson recorded the track ‘Live Right’ with Styl-Plus.
His ambitious output was recognized as he was awarded with The Grace
Honorary Award for Excellence in 2007. In 2008, he was nominated for The
Best Gospel Artiste at The Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) held in
New York City. He embarked on an international tour to promote his
album, with stops at South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany. In
Germany, he had recorded and performed with Chris Lass, the famous
German Gospel producer and artiste.
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