Gospel music minister of international reputation Sinach bags the Song of the Year award at BMI with the all time great song “Waymaker”, this big win has made her become the first African gospel music artist to win the Song of the Year at Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI) Christian awards 2021.
“Way Maker” which was written by Sinach and published by Capitol CMG received the nod as the most popular Christian song of the year by BMI in a virtual event on Monday, 2nd of August 2021. The Song of the Year award is the top accolade from the US-based music company.
“What God is doing with Way Maker is beyond my imagination. I am only grateful He used me to bring this song to the whole world. Thank you so much, BMI for this honour. I am grateful to everyone (in) whose heart this song has found a home. Thank you to my number one support system, my husband, you make serving God so easy for me,” Sinach said.
Sinach wins BMI Christian Awards
According to BMI, the aim of the award is to celebrate and encourage songwriters and music creators that bring inspiring songs to the world.
“The BMI Christian Awards is one of our favourite annual celebrations, but it is especially meaningful after the events of the last year. Throughout this time, each and every one of these extraordinary songwriters has used their gifts to uplift others,” Leslie Roberts, Assistant Vice President, Creative, BMI Nashville said. “BMI is so proud to honor the creators of the inspirational songs of hope and faith that bring comfort to so many around the world. I am hopeful that we will all be together again to celebrate in person next year.”
“We are deeply honored and excited to celebrate our extraordinary family of Christian songwriters and publishers whose music has made an incredible impact over the past year. Visit our virtual experience to learn fun facts about our first-time winners, hear the stories behind some of the award-winning music, and watch exclusive performances from some of our outstanding music creators. Click the link in our bio to enjoy our #BMIChristianAwards.“
Past winners of the Song of the Year at the BMI Awards include Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan with their song ‘Who You Say I Am’ published by Capitol CMG Publishing and Hillsong MP Songs in 2020 and ‘Reckless Love’ written by Ran Jackson and published by Be Essential Songs and Richmond Park Publishing in 2019.
This win is not the international Singer’s first international award for the song “Waymaker”; in 2020, “Way Maker” won the Dove Award for Song of the Year, making Sinach the first Nigerian Christian artiste to win the award.
Way Maker has been covered by a number of globally acclaimed Christian music artistes such as Michael W. Smith, Leeland; Christafari; Passion Worship Bank; Maranda Curtis; Bethel Music and many more.