Artiste Spotlight: Joe Praize
Early Life and Education
Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, popularly known as Joe Praize, is a Nigerian gospel singer, praise worship leader, songwriter and music director. Joe was born in Edo State Nigeria, into a family of nine in 1978. He got born again in 1991.
A graduate of Social Work and Administration from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
He is a praise and worship leader at the Believers Love World a.k.a. Christ Embassy. His single ‘Great and Mighty God’ that was released in November 2009, has been a tremendous blessing to the body of Christ.
His Gospel Music Ministry and Awards
Joe Praize has ministered in several countries which include South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and KZN), Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Nigeria, Ghana and many others.
Joe won several awards, some of the awards include the Song of the Year Award 2010, at the prestigious Love World Award, with the song, “Mighty God”, which is track number five on his first album, My Praise.
He was also nominated for Best African Gospel by SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2010. Winner Best West Africa at the Africa Gospel Music Awards UK 2011. The prestigious Love World Awards 2011, for the Worship Song of the Year. The best artiste of the year at the crystal awards Nigeria, best gospel song at the COSON awards Nigeria, lifetime achievement at the Gospel Music Awards Italy. He collaborated with Ayo Vincent in her video “You Are Great”, which won best video at the Crystal Awards for gospel artists in Nigeria, held July 2014. Special recognition award Believers Loveworld Australia in 2014.
He appeared in Worship in the Room, a live streaming recording event which took place on the 1st of April 2017 with thousands of people watching live via different platforms on social media.
Joe Praize tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Joana Shittu. In a 2 part ceremony an engagement ceremony was held on May 28 and the wedding was held at the Christ Embassy Church in Ikeja, on Saturday June 17, 2017. His wife, Joanna Shittu is a an Actress and Engineer.