Tonia Shodunke breaks into the Global Top 100 Christian / Gospel Reverbnation Charts at #99 as of Monday 23rd May 2016. Her latest music video, ‘African Christmas’ directed by Toba Ogunremi has racked up almost 6000 views on the reverbnation video plays within a week.
Tonia is currently #24 on Nigeria’s Christian / Gospel Reverbnation Charts & #3 in Lagos State.
Tonia Shodunke is a unique recording contemporary gospel artiste, song writer, praise worship leader, author and a pharmacist. Born as the seventh of eight siblings to the family of Late Mr T. I. Okoh, Tonia was given birth to in Maiduguri, Borno State in Nigeria and hails from Ika South LGA of Delta State.
Her passion for music began at an early age and brought her to being an integral part of various choirs including the Victory Voice, Sound of Praise, The NFCPS choir, RCCG Mass Choir, and Winners’ Voice in Kano and Abeokuta, Ogun State in Nigeria.
Tonia was discovered by Mr Armstrong Ileti when she accompanied her elder sisters to a choir rehearsal in the 90’s in Kano and was singing a song absentmindedly. She was appointed one of the lead singers afterwards, and the song writing and composing skills were given birth to.
Anthonia Shodunke, a graduate of Pharmacy from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna would be known on stage by many as Tonia; a woman of simplicity with a heart panting after God. She is fuelled with her passion to see people all over the Globe inspired to worship and praise God.
Tonia received a unique mandate from God on the 23rd of May 2004, which instructed her to start working towards becoming a ‘sound’ worship leader, because He intends to use her to raise others up. In obedience to this call, a group called ‘The Springs of Praise’ was later birthed: a 16-man band of passionate worshipers with a sense of calling; and panting after the entity of God.
She has released 4 songs till date: Madupe featuring Provabs [October 2014], African Christmas [November 2014], Throne Room[February 2015], and Ijoya [December 2015].
She is married to Pastor Shofela Shodunke and is a proud mother of two wonderful children.
IG & twitter: @ToniaShodunke
See Nigeria’s Top #30 Reverbnation (as of Monday 23rd May 2016)
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- Ay 4 God
- Conrad Ricketts
- Moji Olusoji
- Tee Worship
- Chubie Ujah & Xtremelife
- Israel Oluwasegun Joseph
- James Ben
- Harkinwhomi IOA
- A Success
- Dat Praise Crew
- Don Manuel
- Emy Silva
- Klario Mayn
- Helen Chani
- Precious ONG
- Tonia Shodunke
- Paslan Music
- Brotherhood of the Cross & Star
- Wale Adenuga
- Mike Abdul