Samsong is his stage name, but his real name is Samson Uche. He is an Abuja based gospel singer who was born on 30th November, 1974 in Delta State, South South Nigeria. He is a gospel singer, songwriter, musician who is widely known across the country and beyond. His first ever gospel song ‘Bianule’ brought him to music limelight.
His Educational Background
Samsong had his elementary and secondary education in warri, Delta State. After his first and secondary certificates, he went further to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Since then, he has remained committed to gospel songs and today, he is one of the very few talented Nigerian gospel artists whose genre of music is making waves not only in Nigeria but across the globe.
Samsong has successfully made lots of hit tracks that have earned him top rated awards and several nominations. He had his early beginning in gospel music during his secondary school days, a high school where he was nicknamed Samsong.
His Career Background
In 1991, Samsong formed a quartet, a Praise Creation (group) which was later signed to Ivory Music Label, a debut album that was released in 1996 titled “Best of Life”. However, the gospel group was short live as it was disbanded, leaving Samsong to launch his Solo debut album CD in 2002 titled “Count Your Blessings”. A very successful one indeed and was acclaimed one of the best hit gospel songs at the time in Nigeria. It was freely aired on radio and television stations across the country which ultimately earned Samsong “The Psalmist Awards” that same year.
The ever busy and winning gospel Samsong, like any other celebrities, has received many nominations and awards including:
- The Psalmist Awards in the year 2000
- Best gospel Artist by the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York in 2008.
- Best Male Vocalist of the year Awards in 2004.
- Best Male Vocalist of the year Awards in 2005 and
- Best Video of the year Awards at the Vigoma Awards also in 2005.
Samsong is widely known to have performed on several big stages along side successful gospel artists like Panam Percy Paul, Donell Jones. He is also a renowned R&B singer, as he has performed well in conventional music with the likes of 2 Face Idibia, D’Banj and several others.
Among the song hit tracks to his credit are:
- The World of my Dreams
- Still counting
- Count Your Blessing
- Church Boy
- On top the world and several others.
Samsong is married and the union is blessed with children.
His Net Worth
Samsong is rated one of the most talented and most successful gospel artists in Nigeria with a net worth of about $400,000 dollars.