Undoubtedly, one of the best credo tuned to the African rhythm had penetrated so many African Catholic settings setting the mood for a spirit filled Eucharistic celebration.
The brain, Jude Nnam is one of Africa’s apt Catholic music composers delivering up to the mark renditions for a soothing Eucharistic celebration.
African Credo synchronizing with “Do you Believe” on the lips of many is a tune to behold with “Gloria In Excelsis Deo” bringing the Eucharistic celebration to the heavens on earth.
Other compositions have seen Jude leaving his mark in the sands of time in the Catholic world and even beyond.
Strikingly, Jude Nnam had been the very conductor to lead the‘Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices’ during Pope John Paul II second visit in Nigeria 1998.
Songs Rendered By The Maestro
He is one of the greatest and highest composer of Catholic choral songs in Nigeria, and has written most of the songs that are used in Catholic mass in Nigeria, many African countries and some non African countries too with many describing his songs as “out of the roof pieces”
Kosisochukwu, Olisa, Chinecherem, Agam eje , “Kristi na akpo m oku na aga m aza, Take and sanctify, Mungode Allah, Abinci Alheri,Narun m rie, Uche Chineke among other soul lifting pieces.
He has songs written in English, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Igala, Esan a Swahili,Ashanti, Zulu, Spanish, Esan, Kalabari, French even in Chinese too.
Born and raised in Enugu South Local government area of Enugu state, Nigeria to Nigerian parent of Igbo decent. He received his earliest training, at a very tender age, while playing with his local Church choir where he learnt to play the organ and several instruments including the keyboard. A graduate of music from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Trinity College of Music, London.
He has become a force to be reckoned with in the gospel music industry, especially among the Catholic Churches, both within and outside Africa. Having composed thousands of original pieces and arrangements in several languages (English, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Bini, Efik, Swahili, Ashanti, Zulu, Spanish, French and the latest in Chinese, to mention but a few) to his name.
As a seasoned and talented keyboardist and music director, his unique sense of accompaniments has influenced a greater fraction of organists and keyboardists in the Catholic Churches in Nigeria and beyond.
He conducted the ‘Papal choir of a thousand voices’ in Abuja during Pope John Paul II visit Nigeria in March 1998 and has shared music platforms with many great musicians in Nigeria like Frank Edwards, Prof Dan Agu, Dr. Adebowale, Prof Laz Ekwueme to mention just a few.
He is in demand as a choral music trainer and worship songwriter in settings as diverse as conducting choirs in Rome, Zurich, Portugal, India, South Africa and other churches throughout Africa. He was endorsed as a Yamaha artist for Keyboard products in May 2017 and has since done several projects for the Yamaha Keyboards.
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