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Evangelist (Ambassador) Patience Christopher-Ibanga Akpabio Born
December 10, 1984, also known as ‘Pat Akpabio’, is a member of the
Grammy’s Recording Academy and a Nigerian-American gospel singer,
t:song-writer, t:producer, and t:actress. She is the founder and CEO of
La’khush record label.



Pat is the daughter of highly esteemed traditional African dancers,
(Chief Christopher Bassey Akpan and Ms Regina Akpan), her father danced
‘Uko Akpan’ and mother danced ‘Abang’; traditional African dance. Pat
grew up in Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and
Calabar, Cross-River State where she attended The University of Calabar
Staff School, Calabar, Cross-River State, where she discovered her gift
and love for music. Through the artistic direction and guidance from her
father, she made the pursuit of her education first priority while she
continued to hone her musical skills and talent. Pat later moved to the
United States in 1997 to join her mother and further her education.



Pat began her recording career and released her debut album in
November 2009 entitled ‘Right On Time’ a fourteen song album written and
produced in its entirety by the gospel singer, and accompanied by a DVD
of eleven gospel music videos. The freshman album features hits such as
‘Worthy is the Lamb’ and ‘Have you Ever Wondered’ the soul stirring
gospel album has continued to attract fans from diverse faith-based
backgrounds and continue nurture the roots of joyful testament to her
personal faith. Her undeniable charisma helped liberate gospel’s formal
style and has continued to amass success that includes more mainstream
gospel music lovers. The album has a perfect balance that has allowed it
to stay including her rich heritage of traditional African sounds. Pat
has a creative lyrical talent that is a true gift from God.



Pat continued to climb to the pinnacle of success when she completed
her sophomore album ‘I’ve Got Feelings’ in April 2011; one of the most
highly anticipated projects in the gospel music industry. The album
delivered twelve impressive songs that describe struggles throughout
relationships. ‘I’ve Got Feelings’, resonates a message of faith,
encouragement and triumph through Christ. Song after songs, the albums
message seeks to encourage and inspire. It includes captivating beats
from various genres of music; R&B, hip-hop and reggae blend.
Although the album has a feel of both contemporary and traditional
gospel music the true spiritual message has not been altered. ‘I’ve Got
Feelings’ has the amazing ability to complement each unique style, which
allowed Pat to segue into different genres of music throughout the
album.



Pat Akpabio has clearly and solidly changed the face of Nigerian
Gospel music. She has proved that she can impeccably blend contemporary
secular music with traditional gospel, and arrived at a mix that is
invariably Pat Akpabio’s alone. A diverse and innovative artist, whose
stage presence electrifies fans internationally, Pat Akapbio has
achieved what many wish to accomplish. She has received several honors
and notable recognitions that can attest to her talents. Pat Akpabio is
attributed with many Nigerian gospel ‘firsts’. She is the ‘first’ and
only Nigerian gospel artist to be inducted and named as a voting member
of the Grammy’s Recording Academy, she is the ‘first’ Nigerian gospel
artist to receive The National Excellence Award, ‘first’ to have a Hall
of Fame named in her honor in Liberia in 2009. She is an Ambassador to
the United Nations (POLAC) Peace Initiative and has been nominated as
the Nigerian Gospel Musician of the Year in 2010 by the Nigerian Gospel
Award.



Pat attended Stone Mountain Middle School and Stone Mountain High
School located in Stone Mountain Georgia. She graduated from the
renowned Georgia State University with a BBA degree in Finance. Pat is
an ordained Evangelist and a Lady in the Order of John Wesley. Pat has
continued to minister the word of God as called upon.



Pat is the founder and CEO of The Pat Akpabio Foundation for HIV/AIDS
and Breast Cancer Research. The foundation is dedicated to the
research, awareness, prevention, and empowerment of persons affected,
infected, and impacted by these diseases. The foundation is committed to
continued empowerment and quality of life support. The organizations
guiding principle is simple, “Tell your story, over time you will come
to realize that it is never as bad as it seems; as long as you believe
that God is the author and finisher of your faith. All things are
possible through Christ who strengthens.”



Pat is happily married to Elder Ibanga I. Akpabio. Their union has
been blessed with three wonderful and anointed children; Princess
Rachel, Prince Othniel, and Prince Daniel Akpabio.

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