St. Chika

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St. Chika
Picture of St. Chika
St. Chika during a radio interview at Unilag FM, 2017
Born
Donatus Chikadibia Nwaogu

(1990-05-20) 20 May 1990 (age 29)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
ResidenceLagos state, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationSinger, songwriter, record producer
Years active2017–present
Musical career
GenresGospel
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
LabelsAmen
Websitestchika.com

Donatus Chikadibia Nwaogu (born (1990-05-20)20 May 1990), also known as St. Chika[1], is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and record producer[2][1]

He started his music career in 2017 and came into spotlight after the release of the hit single Higher.[3][4] He is currently signed to Amen Records.[5]

Growing up and education[change | change source]

Chika was born in Lagos, Nigeria to American parents and has four siblings. He is a graduate of University of Lagos where he studied Physics Science.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Chika's musical career started in 2017 following the release of his hit song titled Higher.[3]

In February 2018, Chika released his second studio album, Gospel and a Little Love, eventually becoming a bestseller on Amazon on the first week of its release.[6][7][8]

On April 2018, it was reported that the gospel singer was attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the "Longest Officially Released Song"[9][5].

In June 2018, several popular news channels reported that St. Chika had broken the Guinness World Record with a 4 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds long song, "Power in the Name of the Lord"[10][11][12][13][1][14][15][16]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Guinness Record Holder: Producing My Song Cost Only N200,000 - THISDAYLIVE". THISDAYLIVE. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "23 Notable Nigerian Gospel Singers And Facts About Them - Nigerian News Blog". nnb.ng. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "No going back on gospel music –St. Chika - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. "'Gospel music requires hard work, prayers' - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nigerian Gospel Singer Setting New World Record For Longest Officially Released Song • Connect Nigeria". connectnigeria.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. "St. Chika releases second album - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. "Gospel artiste releases Second Album – Daily Trust". Daily Trust. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  8. Correspondents (24 June 2018). "St. Chika releases second album". New Telegraph.
  9. "Nigerian attempts world record for 'longest officially released song' - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  10. Wanja, Claire (2 June 2018). "Nigerian Gospel Singer breaks Guinness World Record". Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation.
  11. "St. Chika Breaks World Record For "Longest Officially Released Song" | Today OnStv 5|6|2018 | WatsupAfrica - Africa's Latest News & Entertainment Platform". nigeria.watsupafrica.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  12. Alawode, Abisola (6 June 2018). "Nigerian musician St. Chika 'breaks' world record for longest officially released song". Naija.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  13. "Nigerian Gospel Singer Breaks World Record …For Longest Officially Released Song – The Chronicle". thechronicle.com.gh. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  14. "Nigerian Gospel Singer St. Chika Breaks World Record For "Longest Officially Released Song" - Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  15. "Gospel act St. Chika attempts to break World Record with New Single "Power In The Name Of The Lord" | Listen on BN - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  16. "Gospel artiste St. Chika records four-hour song for world record bid". TheCable Lifestyle. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.