Biography of Pastor Nathaniel Bassey

Full Biography of Pastor Nathaniel Bassey

Pastor Nathaniel Bassey was born on August 27th, 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria. He hails from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government area in Akwa-Ibom state, South-South Nigeria. His father, Elder E. Joshua Bassey, was a music instrumentalist (trumpeter) and minister in The Apostolic Church, Bashua Assembly and from an early age he helped his son, Pastor Nathaniel, to develop a love for both music and the gospel. Like every good father, he was of great influence in the life of Pastor Nathaniel Bassey who encouraged his son to be the best he could possibly be in music if he wasn’t going to become an engineer as he had wished. He was a Highlife listener who listened to beats along with his son, especially to the popular tunes of the Great Jim Rex Lawson and Co.

Growing up, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey was also inspired by Dr Panam Percy Paul, a prominent Nigerian gospel music icon in concert over twenty years ago and since then, his passion for music has grown and translated into various musical experiences.

In his early years, he developed a rather uncommon interest for jazz music and began listening, imitating and playing to the music of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davies, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Kirk Whalum, Phil Driscoll, Hugh Masakela and other Jazz luminaries. His zeal for the Jazz form would later stir him to seek out bands and groups along the Jazz lines. He then joined a top jazz quartet in Lagos, Spectrum 4, where he played alongside his childhood friends.

About that time Nat, as he is fondly called, was approached by one of the most respectable figures in the Nigerian jazz and music circle, Elder Steve Rhodes to lead, arguably, the first Jazz Orchestra in the country - The Steve Rhodes Orchestra. He served as band leader and lead trumpet player for a period of two years and later moved on with his music career. His peculiar and particularly soulful trumpet playing style caught the ears of top Artistes and composers within and outside the country. Teemac, Ayo Bankole Jr, Cobhams Asuquo, Wole Oni, Yinka Davies, Adlan Cruise, Funsho Ogundipe, Peter King, Sotiris Papadopoulus, Paul Petersen, The French Cultural centre, American International School, are but a few individuals and organizations that have sought his musical ingenuity.

As time passed, Pastor Nathaniel began sensing a deep yearning within. There was more to his music than he thought. He later took time off his numerous mainstream commitments to seek the Lord under the Mentorship and guidance of Late Pastor Eskor Mfon, the former Pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, City Of David Parish. This decision attracted fierce criticisms from friends, Artistes and colleagues who thought it unthinkable abandoning what was becoming a thriving mainstream music career to serve exclusively at a local church.

As he developed an intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He then realized that music was more than an item to fill a space in time but was a fundamental tool in the praise and worship of the Lord. Soon after, a music ministry was born and for Nathaniel, the main thrust was WORSHIP - Music of heaven - one that ministered exclusively to the Lord and an avenue through which HE related with His people. His trumpet playing coupled with a calm singing style has since ushered many in concerts, crusades and churches into the presence of the LORD.

Pastor Nathaniel, a graduate of Politics and International Relations at the University of London, also serves as the director of music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG); The King's Court. He has attended music courses in and out of the country including the Middlesex University Summer School UK, where he studied popular music and music business. He writes, sings and produces his own music and records with diverse groups of musicians.

Nathaniel's debut album Elohim was recorded and mixed in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 2008. It has been described as a spiritual and Artistic masterpiece with the hit track "Someone's knocking at the door" a soft-rock tune currently generating so much interest locally and internationally.
Pastor Nathaniel Bassey is happily married to his beautiful wife, Pastor Sarah Bassey. They met in 2008 but got married on April 14th, 2013 and are blessed with two children, a boy and a girl.

Songs and Musical Releases by Pastor Nathaniel Bassey

Below is a list and links to download all the songs by Pastor Nathaniel Bassey. These links are gotten directly from Pastor Nathaniel Bassey's Official Youtube Channel and related authorized sources as we do not upload music files on our website according to our policy document here.
  1. Someone's Knocking at the Door - HD (March 20, 2009)
  2. Book of Life (February 1st, 2011)
  3. Imela featuring Enitan Adaba (September 7th, 2012)
  4. Olorun Agbaye featuring Chandler Moore and Oba (October 31st 2020)
  5. Call on me (November 13, 2020)
  6. Adonai (February 28, 2022)
Pastor Nathaniel Bassey is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X. 

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