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Wilson Joel

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Wilson Joel
Birth nameWilson Eromosele Sunday Joel
Born (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 39)
GenresPop/RnB/Afrobeat/Gospel
Occupation(s)Music producer, composer, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocal, piano, synths
Years active1998–present
LabelsWilson Joel
Associated actsOnos Ariyo, Judith Sephuma, Praiz, Shola Allyson, Lulu Dikana

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Wilson Joel, popularly known as musicmagnate is a Nigerian-born music producer, music director, audio engineer and songwriter. He is a multi-genre musician known for various gospel hits such as Alagbara written and produced for Onos Ariyo and also Miracle Worker for artist Gloria Briamah.[1] He was conferred with an honorary doctorate of philosophy in music in October 2019 by the Escae University in Benin Republic, Cotonou (ESCAE).[2] [3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Wilson Joel has received or been nominated in various awards, including:

  • In July 2014, he won the best producer at the crystal awards[4]
  • In 2015, he won the best afro gospel producer at the beatz award[5]
  • In 2016, Channels TV featured Wilson Joel in an expository interview[6]
  • Producer of Excellence Award at the African Gospel Music Awards AGMMA, UK 2019[7]
  • Wilson Joel was conferred with a Honorary doctorate on 16 October 2019 by a private university in Cotonou ESCAE-University, Benin
  • Doctor of philosophy in music and Management Honoris Causa (Ph.D) from the ESCAE University in Conotou, Benin[2]
  • Wilson Joel was featured on the national daily thisday on 23 November 2019. In this interview, he spoke about the Nigerian music industry, his morals and career[8]
  • Wilson Joel listed on IMDb for film scores & composition IMDb[9]

Career highlights[edit]

In 2006 he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where he recorded the late Lulu Dikana under Universal Music Group. The album which was a hit became a highlight in Wilson Joel's career in South Africa. He moved back to Nigeria in 2011 where he has since become a pioneer in the music industry with various genre and projects including The Experience (gospel concert) hosted by his home church House On The Rock (Church), where he voluntarily serves as the music director [10]

References[edit]

  1. "Musicmagnate on His Career". Holyholla. 2 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ubong King, Uche Nnaji alongside other reputable Nigerians in various fields honored in ESCAE benin". SelahAfrik. October 2019.
  3. "Wilson Joel on thisday newspaper". thisday. 23 November 2019.
  4. "Wilson Joel at the crystal awards 2014". Pulse NG. July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  5. "Wilson Joel at the beatz awards 2015". Praise Camp. December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. "Wilson Joel on Channels TV". Channels TV. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  7. "African Gospel Music Awardees". AGMA official site. July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  8. "thisday live interview with Wilson Joel". thisday live. November 2019.
  9. "Various Movie score Listings". IMDb. November 2017.
  10. "pastor Paul Adefarasin gifts Wilson Joel a range rover". Worship Radio. September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

See also[edit]

  • Just Not Married Wilson Joel does music
  • Lulu Dikana Wilson Joel's first hit artist in Johannesburg
  • The Experience (gospel concert) Wilson Joel directs music


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