Nigerian AfroGospel Artiste, Limoblaze, Gets Nominated At 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Nigerian Afro gospel, Afrobeat, and Hip-hop gospel singer, Samuel Onwubiko, known by his stage name Limoblaze, has been nominated at the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and one more category.

­The gospel artist is well known for the hit song “Jireh” which made it to the Billboard U.S Afrobeats Songs of 2022, Official Charts No. 15, and won several other nominations, including The Headies and The Stellar Awards. 

Limoblaze is nominated in 2 major categories – Rap/Hip Hop Song of the year for “Jireh” (My Provider) featuring Lecrae&Happi Music and Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year for “Sunday in Lagos.”

Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry.

The GMA Dove Awards will happen live in Nashville, TN, October 17th, 2023.

Other artists with several nominations for this year’s Awards include Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Katy Nichole.

See Full List Of Nominees Below:

New artist of the year

Ben Fuller


Jon Reddick

Katy Nichole

Naomi Raine

Song of the Year

“Build A Boat” (Writers) Colton Dixon, Seth Mosley, Johan Lindbrandt, SandroCavazza, MikeyGormley

“Fear Is Not My Future” (Writers) Kirk Franklin, Brandon Lake, Jonathan Jay, Hannah Shackleford, Nicole Hannel

“God Really Loves Us” (Writers) David Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Dante Bowe

“Goodness Of God” (Writers) Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson, Brian Johnson

“Gratitude” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Ben Hastings, Dante Bowe

“In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” (Writers) Ethan Hulse, Katy Nichole, David Andrew Spencer, Jeff Pardo

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“Love Me Like I Am” (Writers) Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Michael Pollack, Josh Kerr

“Perfectly Loved” (Writers) Rachael Lampa, Andrew Ripp, Ethan Hulse

“Same God” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Pat Barrett

“Then Christ Came” (Writers) Bart Millard, Phil Wickham, Jason Ingram, David Leonard

Artist of the Year

Brandon Lake



Lauren Daigle

Phil Wickham

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“Brighter Days” – Blessing Offor

“I’m So Blessed (Best Day Remix)” – CAIN

“Love Me Like I Am” – for KING + COUNTRY ft. Jordin Sparks

“God Is In This Story” – Katy Nichole ft. Big Daddy Weave

“Thank God I Do” – Lauren Daigle

Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“Gratitude (Radio Version)” – Brandon Lake

“Honey In The Rock” – Brooke Ligertwood, Brandon Lake

“Holy Forever” – Chris Tomlin

“Fear Is Not My Future (Radio Version)” – Maverick CIty Music ft. Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore

“This Is Our God” – Phil Wickham

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“Jordan” – Darin & Brooke Aldridge, ft. Ricky Skaggs, Mo Pitney, Mark Fain

“Good Morning Mercy” – Jason Crabb, Dylan Scott

“Matchless” – Tiffany Coburn, ft. Point of Grace

“Way of the Triune God (Hallelujah Version)” – Tyler Childers

“Jesus’ Fault” – Zach Williams, ft. Walker Hayes

Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year

“GuardaTuCorazón” – Alex Zurdo

“So Good (CuánBueno)” – DOE, ft. Lilly Goodman

“Nubes” – Indiomar, ft. Blanca

“Coritos (En Vivo)” – Miel San Marcos, Daniel Calveti, Marcos Witt, Ingrid Rosario

“Suelto” – Sarai Rivera

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“One Name (Jesus) [Live]” – Naomi Raine

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“Impossible” – Pastor Mike Jr., ft. Jame Fortune

“I Still Have You” – SmokieNorful

“The Moment (Live)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

“You’ve Been Good To Me” – Zacardi Cortez

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“New Day” – Blanca, ft. Jekalyn Carr

“Your World” – Jonathan McReynolds

“Miracles” – KierraSheard, ft. Pastor Mike Jr.

“Bless Me” – Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin

“Get Up” – TyeTribbett

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

My Tribe – Blessing Offor

Jesus Changed My Life – Katy Nichole

Always Only Jesus – MercyMe

Life After Death – TobyMac

A Hundred Highways – Zach Williams

Worship Album of the Year

Come Up Here – Bethel Music

Honest Offering (Live) – CAIN

God Is Good! (Live) – Cody Carnes

LION: Live From The Loft – Elevation Worship

Lamb Of God – Matt Redman

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

Think About There – Greater Vision

Come On In – Guardians Quartet

John 3:16 – Perrys

Believe – The Hoppers

Hymns & Worship – Triumphant Quartet

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

My Truth – Jonathan McReynolds

Kingdom Book One (Deluxe) – Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin

Impossible – Pastor Mike Jr.

Overcomer (Deluxe) – Tamela Mann

All Things New – TyeTribbett

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

Church Clothes 4 – Lecrae

Sunday in Lagos – Limoblaze

Everyone Loves A Comeback Story – Social Club Misfits

Tree – Steven Malcolm


Feature Film of the Year

Big George Foreman

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