Nathaniel Bassey was born in the Nigerian city of Lagos. He hails from Ikot Ofon Ikono in the Uyo local government area of Akwa-Ibom state in Nigeria’s south-central region.

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Mr E Joshua Bassey, his father, was a preacher in The Apostolic Church Bashua Assembly, and he had a passion for music and the gospel from a young age.

He was inspired over twenty years ago when he saw Dr Panam Percy Paul, a major Nigerian gospel music icon, perform in concert, and his passion for music has evolved and transferred into other musical experiences since then.

He had an unusual interest in jazz music in his early years, and began listening to, mimicking, and performing the music of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davies, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Kirk Whalum, Phil Driscoll, Hugh Masakela, and other jazz greats. His enthusiasm for jazz led him to seek out musicians and groups along the way. Check out Nathaniel Bassey’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!

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