Gospel singer, Osinachi Joseph, popularly known as Sinach, has been nominated in three categories of the Dove Awards 2020 in the United States. Her hit track, ‘Way Maker’ is included in the biggest song category. The lyrical song which has received worldwide acclaim and plausible reviews was nominated ‘Song of the Year’; Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year (as recorded by Priscilla Bueno); and Worship Recorded Song of the Year (as recorded by Leeland).
Dove Awards is organised by the Gospel Music Association, GMA, of the United States, and is arguably the biggest gospel music awards in the world.
Song of the Year Category, which is the biggest and flagship of the awards, is awarded to a songwriter and the publisher who have been judged to have produced what is way above the class of competitors. ‘Way Maker’ is now acclaimed the first song written by a Nigerian gospel artiste to make that category.
Sinach reacted to the nomination: “This nomination could only have come through the Spirit of God and not man. “As I have said before, this song was born from the Spirit and it is soaring on the wings of the Holy Ghost. It is a song for the now. “I am grateful to everyone who has supported us, the churches, the ministers who have taken this song to the ends of the earth, and the many people it continues to be a blessing to.”
Since 2015 when the song was released, it has been covered by various globally-acclaimed Christian music artistes like Michael W. Smith, Leeland, Passion Worship Bank, Christafari, Maranda Curtis and Bethel Music, among others.