|Birth name||Emmanuel Benjamin|
|Born||September 9, 1979 (age 42)
|Labels||Hammer House of Rock|
Emmanuel Benjamin (born 9 September 1979), known professionally as Eben is a Nigerian gospel singer, vocalist, and songwriter.
Early life and Education
Eben was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, the fifth of six children. He is from a Christian family and attended Orile Primary School, and Community Grammar School, Orile, Lagos.
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In 1997, Eben started his singing career and was mentored by his elder brother as a rapper but he later discovered his talent in singing and became a gospel singer. In 2005, as a gospel singer, Eben became popular after his first big public appearance, at a youth conference organized by Pastor Chris where “Imarama” was first heard.
In 2006, Eben was a member of the Christ Embassy founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. In 2007, Eben released his first album, “On the Rock”, which includes songs like “Imaranma”, ”God Dey”, ”Iwo Nikan”, “I Don Hammer”, and other tracks. In 2010, he released a follow-up album, “Phenomenon”, which included songs like “Super Man”, “Imele Papa”, “Siya Nma” and several other tracks. In 2013, Eben released another album titled “Justified”, which included songs like “You Alone Are Worthy”, “Onye Nwem”, “How I Love You”, “For Ever” and “All The Way”.
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On 15 September
2019, Eben hosted a life concert called Joyful Noise 2019 which featured top gospel musicians and also popular American musicians Bob Fitts and Phil Thompson.
- On the Rock (2007)
- Phenomenon (2010)
- Justified (2013)
- Victory (2017)
Awards and nominations
- In 2012, he won the PBO Musical Video Awards
- ‘Best Male Artiste’ Africa gospel Music Awards the UK
- Best Male Artiste at the National Gospel Awards Nigeria
- Best Gospel Video Award at the Nigerian Music Awards
- Best Gospel Video ‘NMVA’
- In the year 2013, he won the Best West Africa award at the Africa Gospel Music Awards
- in 2014, he won the Album of the Year at the Crystal Awards
- Male Vocalist of the year at the LIMA AWARDS (2020)
- Songwriter of the Year at the LIMA AWARDS (2020)
On 30 November 2013, Eben married Jahdiel (Grace Okoduwa), his fellow gospel singer, with whom he has two children. In December 2013, Eben and Jahdiel had a white wedding and were joined in holy matrimony by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy. They are blessed with 2 children.