International Gospel music minister, Sinach has become the first Nigerian to win the prestigious BMI Christian Award after her hit single “Way Maker” won the “Song of the Year” award at this year’s event.
BMI celebrated the best in Christian music at its annual Christian Awards celebration yesterday (Aug. 2). The honorees were announced on BMI.com and across the organization’s digital platforms, celebrating the encouraging and uplifting music of BMI’s Christian songwriters.
Song of the Year honors went to “Way Maker,” written by Sinach and published by Capitol CMG Publishing. In 2020, the hit also won the Dove Award for Song of the Year, making Sinach the first Nigerian Christian artist to win the award.
The song has been covered by Christian rock band Leeland as well as Michael W. Smith. The Leeland and Smith versions of the song entered the Billboard Hot Christian Chart in the top ten, marking the first time in history that two versions of the same song resided together in the top of the chart.
For a complete list of winners, video messages and performances, visit: BMI.com/Christian2021.
Watch special message from Sinach below;