Joe Praize is one of the gospel music ministers, who has continued to be a
blessing to the body of Christ. His music is on high demand by local and
international audiences.

An anointed praise and worship leader full of the Holy Ghost, Joe is
also a song writer. His love for God and passion for the gospel is
evident in the lyrics of his songs and the power in his ministrations on
stage. Praize is a committed member of his local assembly and ministers
with his man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, across the globe.

According to Joe, “It is a great privilege to lead God’s children in
worship before God,” this he has continued to do, fulfilling his

Born Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, but popularly known as Joe Praize, his
close friends refer to him as ‘joepee.’ He once stated that: “I am a
gospel music minister by the will of God; I love Jesus with my whole
heart and everything within me, and I try to let how I feel about him
reflect in the songs that I sing.”

Born in Edo State Nigeria, into a family of nine, Joe got born again in 1991.

A graduate of Social Work and Social Administration from the
University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, he has since become a  praise
and worship leader at the Believers Love World.

According to him: “I love to lead God’s people in praise and worship,
because to me, it is one of the biggest opportunities I have received
from God. I do other genre of music though, but I love to praise and
worship Jesus all the time. It’s a blessing to be in a position where
God can trust you to lead his people in songs of praise and worship to
him. So, in all, I can say I do songs that bless and reach the spirit,
soul and bodies of my listeners,” he said, adding that, “I am a
recording artiste, my first album was released in November 2009, I
released a single, ‘Great and Mighty God’ in 2007 and the song is
fulfilling its purpose.”

Some of his works include, “My Praise,” which has gone around the
world, blessing believers. Joe has ministered in several countries
including South t:Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and KZN),
Canada, United Kingdom, United States, t:Nigeria, Ghana and others, and he
has won several awards to the glory of his Master and Saviour, Jesus
Christ. Some of the awards include the Song of the Year Award 2010, at
the prestigious Love World Award with the song, Mighty God, which is
track number five on his album, My Praise. He was also nominated for
Best African Gospel by SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2010, Africa Gospel Music Awards UK 2011, the prestigious Love World Awards 2011, for Worship Song of the Year.

Ayo Vincent featured him in his video ‘You are great,’ which has been
nominated in the best video category of the t:Crystal Awards for gospel
artists in Nigeria, slated for July 2014.