History was made last night as Sinach picked up the awards for Gospel Song of The Year at this year’s GMA’s Dove Awards with her superb global anthem ‘Way Maker’.
This comes right after she was named the Billboard USA Christian Songwriter for 12 incredible weeks consecutively.
The song originally written by Sinach and released in 2015, gained popularity in other parts of the world last year after being covered by Michael W. Smith and others. The went then went viral to many parts of the world in 2020 after it was used by many as an inspirational song during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sinach reacted to this great news with a heartfelt message to God, her lovely husband, and all who have contributed to many this dream a success on social media;
“Thank you, Lord Jesus!! You told me “I have made you a story of my grace and favor” !! Here we go, Lord!” She wrote on Instagram, “My best friend, my husband Joe Egbu. Your support and love is a gift.
My family OKoro and Egbu”
From being sung in churches around the world to numerous versions recorded by many of today’s top artists, “Way Maker” has made a global impact in truly unprecedented ways. More than 60 recording artists have covered the song, such as Leeland, Michael W. Smith – whose version went to No. 1 on radio, Mandisa, Bethel, Passion (feat. Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes), Miranda Curtis, American Idol contestants Genevieve Linkowski and David Archuletta, and most recently Revere featuring Darlene Zschech and William McDowell.
Not only that, there were several other versions recorded as covers and as studio works in different languages in many parts of the world.
This is well deserved. Congrats to Sinach.