On hearing Sinach sing the ‘Song of the Year’ at LIMA Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was moved to ask, “are we taking over?” The power of the song is so overwhelming that the mission of LoveWorld is revealed in its triumphant lyrics and breathtaking melody.
When it was announced that ‘Overflow’ had won the apex of prizes it was met with rapturous applause and the audience were calling her name-Sinach. With the gracious majesty, she ascended the stage to receive her award from her pastor the Reverend Dr. Chris Oyakhilome.
With humble modesty, she accepted her prize. She thanked Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for giving her, and many others, “a home to express that which God has put in our hearts.” Born Osinachi Kalu this Eboni State native has conquered the hearts and minds of countless believers with her inspiring songs. As a physics graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, she looked to leave Nigeria to pursue her career but was advised against it.
In her acceptance speech, she revealed her calling to LoveWorld. Describing Pastor Chris as the ‘prophet of our lives’ she acknowledged that he saw things in her that she had not seen. Her many fans and followers have seen it and advanced in faith from her songs. She is the first and only female African artist to have a million subscribers on YouTube.
She has won many awards and is listed as one of the most influential Nigerians in Christian ministry today. She has penned over 200 songs which are cherished and sung in many churches. With stirring titles like ‘I Know Who I Am’ and ‘Way Maker’ she now has another award-winning tune in her canon of songs.
When you sing ‘Overflow’ along with Sinach Pastor Chris brought the supremacy of her lyrics to our consciousness. He said the when ‘you sing it this time understand God is talking to you’. With that thought, he summoned the South Korean delegation to the stage so they could hear the Word of God and the ‘Spirit of God had picked you to take over’.
This unassuming star is listed as one of the 100 most influential in the world alongside names like Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and Xi Jinping the President of China. She has taken her music and ministry to many countries including India and most recently Russia. In her very own words ‘There’s an overflow, abundance of blessing We’re taken over, we’ve taken over.’
The biggest cheer of the night came when Pastor Chris revealed that Sinach and her husband Pastor Joe Egbu had a baby just a few weeks ago. This night was a celebration of what God has done in the life of Sinach. This song is a prophesy as it was Pastor Chris Oyakhilome who kept Sinach in Nigeria and helped her develop her lyrical mastery of the words and sound of God. The ‘Song of the Year’ at LIMA 2019 is ‘a new level’ of divine excellence.