Emmanuel Izuchukwu Benjamin (EBEN) is a Gospel Artist, and CEO of Hammer House Records. He is one of the biggest and most respected names in Gospel Music today, and has graced platforms with Nigerian contemporaries such as Frank Edward, Sinach, Samsong, Sammie Okposo, Jahdiel, TSharp, and even legendary icons such as Onyeka Onwenu, Sunny Nneji, to mention but a few.
A global musical product from the stables of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Eben has been privileged to minister at Pastor Chris’ phenomenal meetings with several thousands and millions in attendance, such as Night of Bliss events and Higher Life Conference’s in several parts of the world.
Bursting into limelight right after his first major public appearance, at a Youth Conference organized by Pastor Chris in 2005 where ‘IMARAMA’ was first heard, he released his first album; ‘ON THE ROCK’ the following year which was a national success.
Born on the 9th of September in Lagos State, Eben spent most of formative years in the suburb of Lagos. He schooled at Orile Primary School, and later at Community Grammar School, Orile, Lagos. He began his musical career in 1994 by singing in the youth choir, and later the mass choir at Winners’ Chapel.
He released his sophomore album, ‘Phenomenon’ in 2011, a phenomenal success that had the awe inspiring “Awesome Wonder” worship song and winner of the PBO Musical Video Awards in 2012. He released his 3rd album, Justified, which is currently ruling the airwaves, and features songs such as, “you alone art worthy”, “Jesus I love you”, which are sung almost every service day in many Churches in Lagos today.
Eben dropped his ‘bachelor status’ on Saturday, 30th of November, 2013 in a widely publicized wedding as he got married to Jahdiel (Grace), an A Listed Gospel artist in Nigeria.
He is currently scheduled to minister alongside Tye Tribbett, Donnie McClurkins, Don Moen, Cece Winans, Sammie Okposo and Frank Edward at the 8th edition of the annual gospel musical concert called “The Experience” on December 6, 2013.