The Song Way Maker was the biggest hit song in the Christian Music World in 2020, without any doubt, it went global and viral across all platform, this song was written by a Nigerian Gospel Singer, called Sinach.
Since the inception of the song, Sinach has become a global personality, as the Song gained recognition in various part of the world, especially during the pandemic, the song was a source of inspiration and hope for many, the song has won Sinach numerous Music award across the world, even though Sinach record her first song in 2008, she has become a global personality via her song, Way Maker.
The question on the heart of many is, what is it about the song that makes it so special?
Who is Sinach?
Sinach’s full name is Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, as a child, she always saw herself singing in front of large crowds. She did not start out in a musical career but graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. She married Joseph Egbu in 2014 and became a mother five years later.
She didn’t start singing until 1989 but did it as a hobby only, while enjoying a career as a staff member at her church. In her spare time, Sinach wrote songs, and her first album, Chapter One, was released in 2008. That same year, her song This Is Your Season won Song of the Year.
The Story behind the Song “Way MAKER”
The Sinach Way Maker song was inspired while she was reading the passages in Genesis 12:1-5, which say:
Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse. And all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Sinach wrote Way Maker so that everyone could be strengthened by the scriptures in Genesis, chapter 5. The song was released on December 30, 2015 on YouTube and was certified gold less than a year later. It was such a popular song that it has been translated into 50 languages and has been recorded by dozens of very popular Christian musical artists, including Michael W. Smith, Leeland, Mandisa, Darlene Zschech, and many others. It is also sung in churches all across the United States and all over the world.
At the peak of 2020 since the Covid-10 pandemic, Sinach song as bring faith and hope to many people, the song is been played in Hospitals, park and public centers with many people showing their faith in Jesus and his power to heal, save and deliver, it was a song that carried people through the turbulent season of the Pandemic.
The song hit number one on the Christian Copyright Licensing International Top 100 in June of 2020, and it remained at the top spot until December of that year. To date, Sinach has recorded a total of nine albums, and the Sinach Way Maker sheet music is still one of the most requested songs for Christian artists all over the world. Sinach was even invited to Joel Osteen’s church in Houston, Texas, to sing the song live, and she has traveled all over not only to perform the song in various venues, but to meet local people and share her songs – and her faith.
Music Sheet for Way Maker;
What’s Next for Sinach?
Sinach, who took her stage name from her first name, Osinachi, has won and been nominated for numerous awards, and this includes:
- 2016 LIMA (LoveWorld International Music and Arts Award) Songwriter of the Decade Award
- 2016 Groove Awards Western Africa Artist of the Year
- 2016 African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence
- Top 100 Influential Christians in Nigeria
- 2019 LIMA Song of the Year
- 2020 Dove Awards Song of the Year
The LIMA awards are world-renowned and are awarded yearly to the gospel artists from the LoveWorld Music Ministry (LMAM), a part of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria.
To be sure, Sinach has a bright future ahead of her. Most people are convinced that Way Maker is just the beginning of her musical career. Inspired by the story of Abraham in the Old Testament, the song itself is a testament to the power of faith for people all over the world. If you’re a Christian artist yourself, you can buy the sheet music and perform it in your own congregation. Not only has the song been recorded by many other artists, but it’s been recorded in many different arrangements as well, including live versions of the song by various artists.
Way Maker is indeed proof that when someone writes a song from the heart with lyrics that resonate with people all around the world, the song has no choice but to be a hit. “From the heart” is the important part of that statement because this is a song that had no choice but to go straight to the top.
The Song Way MAKER, speaks of how mighty God is, and how that we should lift him up, believe him above the trials and tests of life.
It is indeed a song that can carry you through the difficult time.