The Oasis Reporters
October 6, 2021
Multiple record-setting Nigerian gospel artist Sinach added more to her bevy of tributes with the addition of a US Congressional Proclamation bestowed on her in Houston, Texas this week.
At an Independence weekend Church service and concert at the RCCG Dominion Chapel, Houston (DCH) the largest Nigerian church in Houston, Sinach was honored by US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee who called her a “songbird.”
In remarks to the congregation to commemorate Nigeria’s independence, Rep Lee recalled when she had lived in Nigeria attending the Universities of Nigeria, Ibadan and Lagos many years ago.
She also honored several Nigerian members of the National Assembly with whom she had fruitful discussions on religious freedom in Nigeria the previous week in Washington.
Those presented with certificates of recognition included Hon. Rimamnde Kwewum and Bitrus Laori from northeast Nigeria as well as Hon Bulus Maren, north central, while Fred Agbedi and Solomon Bob from the south south received theirs in absentia.
Congresswoman Lee also acknowledged the presence of the first female medical doctor from northern Nigeria, Dr Maryam Ogebe and appreciated the pastor of DCH, Bayo Fadugba.
On his part, Pastor Fadugba described Sinach as embodying great glory, simplicity and humility. He offered prayers for her, the Nigerian MPs and Nigeria at 61. The 50,000 Nigerians currently refugees in Cameroun were also prayed for.
The famous singer who did not make any remark during her receipt of the honor had earlier on performed her world renowned hit song “Waymaker” which had been dubbed by a U.S. paper as the “song of the pandemic.”
During her performance, she ascribed her success to God saying this is why she called herself “sponsored by grace.”
Sinach had just the previous weekend performed at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, considered the largest Church in America before Saturday’s sold-out concert at DCH.
She is scheduled to perform in Dallas later this month.
Photos (credit USNLG), except Waymaker photo.