The Ignite Musical Competition Winner

The ignitecatchfire season 1 winner,  Samuel Okemiri is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist who is a native of Isiukwato, Abia state. He has been singing since he was 7, He learned to play the piano at age nine. In his teenage years, he became a born-again Christian. His music experience a dramatic shift when he joined a music group “The Living Vessels” while on campus. Samuel is a graduate of Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Minna.


Samuel started his music career with his first single “Great God” in 2013. The song was birthed from a personal experience filled with an expression of gratitude to God for given hope, joy, and strength in time of need.

Samuel in his musical journey has worked with ace producers like Jerrywine and OD Jay beats. He’s also worked as a musical director and sound engineer for Word of Restoration ministries and CGMI life center.


Samuels has been greatly inspired and influenced by artists like Nosa, Travis Greene, Mali music, Jonathan Mc Reynolds, and Frank Edwards Working over the years as an artist, Music producer, and worship leader, Samuel has created his own style and unique sound. He describes himself as a Soulful Afrogospel artist but not limited to one particular genre of music.


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Driven by his love and passion for God, He started a moment called STEADY WORSHIP in 2018 with a goal to make people see worship as a lifestyle..and the testimonies have been overwhelming. On one occasion a sick woman was healed just by listening to his 2-hour steady worship compilation. A student also testified of a positive shift in his prayer life while listening and praying along with Samuel’s 1-hour Steady worship and prayer session on YouTube.