According to the gospel artiste Nathaniel Bassey, the rate at which medical practitioners are leaving Nigeria for greener pastures is alarming.

In the now-deleted Instagram post shared on Tuesday morning, he said that in his small church family, he knows three health workers that have left.

Nathaniel Bassey is a Nigerian singer, pastor, trumpeter and gospel song writer popularly known for his songs “Imela”, “Onise Iyanu” and “Olowogbogboro.” He attends The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

Bassey was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1981. He studied international relations and politics at the University of Lagos before he moved to London to study politics.

Bassey started his musical career in the church where he joined the Rhodes Orchestra and played the trumpet for two years. Bassey was just an ordinary trumpeter until he composed a song at the visit to Stella Obasanjo, the late wife of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2018, Bassey was one of the leading artistes in the Nigerian christian gathering – The Experience. His debut album Elohim was recorded and mixed in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 2008. It has been described as a spiritual and artistic masterpiece with the hit track, “someone’s knocking at the door,” a soft-rock tune currently generating so much interest locally and internationally.

Bassey started the #HallelujahChallenge in June 2017, where he and other believers worship God for an hour, from 12:00 am to 1:00 am. He streams this event on his Instagram page and invites others to join him. In less than a month, the event had over 600,000 views. The #HallelujahChallenge for 2020 was held from February 4 to 24. In 2021, the challenge held from February 1 to 21.

Studio albums

Someone’s at the Door (2010)

The Son of God (& Imela) (2014)
This God is too Good (2016)
Revival Flames (2017)
Jesus: The Resurrection & the Life (2018)
The King is Coming (2019)
Hallelujah Again (Revelation 19:3) (2021)