Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, also fondly and widely known as Joe Praize and ‘jeopee’ by his close associates is a popular Nigerian gospel artiste, song writer, music director, worship leader and performing artiste.
Joe Praise was born on June 20, 1979 in Edo State into a family of nine children in a family. He hails from Edo state Nigeria.
Joe Praise is a graduate of Social Work and Administration from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
His Musical Career
Joe Praise began his musical journey as a praise and worship leader at the Believers Love World also known as Christ Embassy.
He was shot to fame recognition after the release of his hit song “Mighty God” of his debut album “My Praise”.
Joe Praise is gifted, very creative and talented Nigerian gospel singer who has since become one of the most popular and most respected Nigerian gospel stars whose work contains inspirational lyrics and put people in good spirit.
The multiple-award winning Nigerian gospel artiste revealed that his strong passion for gospel music is hinged on his love for God with powerful lyrics of his songs and ministrations on stage.
Joe Praise has increasingly gained local and international recognition through his intriguing songs and music videos.
As a committed member of the Christ Embassy Choir, the talented singer has been actively involved in the Music Ministry of Christ Embassy and has performed at Christ Embassy events and concerts around the world including Europe, America and several African countries.
Joe Praise has a company known as ‘Coast 2 Coast’ that is fully set for quality music for the spirit soul and body. He has over time rose from nothing to be a globally recognized evangelist through his music and dedication to the work of God.
According to the talented singer, “I love to lead God’s people in praise and worship, because to me, it is one of the biggest opportunities I have received from God. I do other genres of music though, but I love to praise and worship Jesus all the time. It’s a blessing to be in a position where God can trust you to lead his people in songs of praise and worship to him”.
Joe Praise is a recording artiste. His first album was released in November 2009. He has a number of singles to his credit including ‘Great and Mighty God’ with over 4 million views on YouTube and Alpha Omega with over 2 million views on YouTube),” which has gone around the world.
Joe Praize has ministered in several countries including South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and KZN), Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Nigeria, Ghana and many others.
Joe Praise has collaborated with Sinach at her many music concerts. He currently has several albums to his credit and many music videos.
Joe Praize has so far in his career won several awards, notably as:
• 2010 Song of the Year Award at the prestigious Love World Awards with the song, Mighty God.
• 2010 nominee for Best African Gospel by SABC Crown Gospel Awards.
• 2010 African Gospel Music Awards UK 2011
• 2011 Worship Song of the Year at the Prestigious Love World Awards.
• AGMA Awards, Gospel Music Award Italy, Nigeria Gospel Music Award and Coson Awards respectively.
• He collaborated with Ayo Vincent in her video “You Are Great”, to win the best Video at the Crystal Awards.
His Personal Life
Joe Praize happily got married to the love of his life, Joana on the 17th of June 2017 in a beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony which took place at Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.
His Net Worth
Joe Praize is rated one of the richest gospel artistes in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $300,000 dollars.