Amaka Okwuoha, popularly known as Chioma Jesus is a Nigerian gospel artiste and songwriter who is renowned for her singing prowess in the Igbo dialect. She is also popularly known for the her hit song ‘Chioma ‘ which was released in 2003. Chioma Jesus got the name ‘Chioma Jesus’ from the song ‘Chioma’ and decided to add Jesus to it. It is also the name of her debut album.
Chioma Jesus was born Amaka Ebizie on February 12, 1972, in Lagos but hails from Imo state. She lost her father and mother (Nze Euzebius Chukwumaeze Ebizie and Lolo Dorathy Ebizie) at a tender age, leaving seven children with her as the eldest among them. She started singing at the young age of 9 in her church choir. Her pastor helped her develop her singing talent. However, she officially started her singing career at the Scripture Union Fellowship many years ago as a soloist.
Nigerian gospel singer Chioma Jesus has won a popularity contest against American music star Beyonce.
A poll centered on popularity was organized for the two celebrities after a Twitter user, @Imoteda claimed it is weird for people to think that football players are “crazily popular”.
The Twitter user also insinuated that Beyonce is more popular than football players. She tweeted;
“So many people think football players are crazy popular. It’s so weird. Like how can you say a football player is more popular than Beyonce? Then name two football players than even I wouldn’t recognize. Lol”
The tweet got the attention of many football fans. While many countered the claim, another Twitter user organized a poll between Chioma Jesus and Beyonce with the caption “who is more popular”.
Chioma Jesus garnered 85.7% of the 77,864 votes cast to win the poll against Beyonce.
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