Osinachi Joseph known professionally as Sinach, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and senior worship leader at Loveworld. She has released several gospel hit “songs, including “Way Maker”, “I know Who I am”, “Great Are You Lord”, “Rejoice”, “He Did it Again”, “Precious Jesus”, “The Name of Jesus”, “This is My Season”, “Awesome God”, “For This,” “Rejoice”, “I Stand Amazed”, “Simply Devoted” and “Jesus is Alive”. Sinach received a Bethlehem Hall of Faith certificate of commemoration during her visit to Israel in December 2017.
In May 2020, she became the first African artist to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart.
Sinach started singing for family and friends in 1989 as a hobby, while working as a staff and choir member in Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Church. She studied Physics and graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigerian. She considered relocating from Nigeria after her University education, but was advised against it by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
As a child, Sinach stated she had dreams, where she saw herself singing to large crowds, but didn’t actively pursue anything musically as a career besides joining the choir, and also working as an administrative staff in the Church. Sinach had written many songs before she released her first album, Chapter One in 2008. Her song ‘This is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008.
Speaking on how she came by her stage name Sinach, she said: “I chose that from my name Osinach because it is easy to pronounce and catchy”.
In 2016, Sinach was the first recipient of the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, recognizing her contribution to gospel music in the previous decade.
Her songs were being sung in many countries, translated to many languages, around the world. That same year, she received the African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence. Also that same year, for the second time in a row, she won the Western African Artist Of The Year by YNaija alongside Chris Oyakhilome, Enoch Adeboye as one of the Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigerian.
As a songwriter, Sinach has written over 200 songs and won several awards. Her song “This is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008. One of her most popular songs is “I Know Who I am.’