Multi-talented singer songwriter and Top 5 Billboard artist Blessing Offor has garnered a 2022 Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year.” The 53rd GMA Dove Awards will take place on October 18, 2022 and will air October 21, 2022 on TBN.
“This is an honor that I never dared to even imagine getting,” exclaims Blessing. “I am beyond grateful to be nominated for New Artist of the Year! Look at God!”
2022 has proven to be a breakout year for the Nigerian-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Earlier this year, Blessing released his debut EP Brighter Days to critical acclaim, with the self-titled track peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart. “Brighter Days” remains a popular track, currently at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. Blessing made his national television debut on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show, and subsequently released the Brighter Days (Live Sessions) EP, featuring intimate live versions of tracks from his debut EP. Recently, Blessing collaborated with GRAMMY winner TobyMac on his new single “The Goodness.” The track is currently at #6 on the Christian Airplay chart and climbing on all Christian radio charts.
The youngest of six siblings, Blessing Offor was born in Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States with his uncle at the age of six. Born blind in one eye, Blessing’s parents sent him to the United States in an effort to restore his vision, though unfortunately he lost his complete eyesight by age 10. Gravitating towards the piano before losing his vision, Blessing’s school teachers helped nurture his talent, and he soon found himself at Belmont University honing his craft in Music City. Hints of pop, Motown, and soul flourish across Blessing’s music as he sings of optimism, hope, and finding silver linings in dark clouds. Blessing’s seven song EP Brighter Days is out now via Chris Tomlin’s Bowyer & Bow imprint in partnership with Universal/Capitol Christian Music Group. Listen to Brighter Days HERE.
See Blessing on tour this Fall with Brandon Lake and Lauren Daigle at the dates below:
Sept. 24th – Resorts World Theatre – Las Vegas, NV #
Oct. 7th – Bayside Church Granite Bay – Roseville, CA *
Oct. 8th – Rock Church – San Diego, CA *
Oct. 9th – SeaCoast Grace Church – Cypress, CA *
Oct. 14th – Gateway Community Church – Webster, TX *
Oct. 15th – Oak Hills Church – Crownridge Campus – San Antonio, TX *
Oct. 16th – College Park Center – Arlington, TX *
Oct. 21st – The Orion Amphitheater – Huntsville, AL #
Nov. 2nd – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL #
Nov. 3rd – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL #
Nov. 4th – Reardon Auditorium – Anderson, IN *
Nov. 5th – The Naz Church – Grove City, OH *
Nov. 6th – Calvary Church of Naperville – Naperville, IL *
Nov. 18th – Bell Shoals Church – Brandon, FL *
Nov. 19th – Christ’s Church – Jacksonville, FL *
Nov. 20th – Seacoast Church Mount Pleasant – Mount Pleasant, SC *
Nov. 22nd – Seacoast Church Mount Pleasant – Mount Pleasant, SC *
* – w/ Brandon Lake
# – w/ Lauren Daigle