Multiple award-winning gospel artist, Osinachi Egbu, also known as Sinach, has won the Song of the Year at the Dove Awards 2020 in the United States, becoming the first Nigerian to win the award.
Her critically-acclaimed song, Way Maker, was adjudged the best Song of the Year, five years after it was first recorded.
Way Maker has been covered by a number of globally acclaimed Christian music artists such as Michael W. Smith, Leeland, Christafari, Passion Worship Bank, Maranda Curtis and Bethel Music, among others.
Earlier in May 2020, two covers of ‘Way Maker’ by Michael W. Smith and Leeland were featured in the top 10 Hot Christian Songs chart
According to Billboard, It was the first time in the history of the Hot Christian songs that two versions of the same song have resided simultaneously in the top 10.
Way Maker was also nominated in two other categories, including Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year and Worship Recorded Song of the Year.
There were thirteen nominees for the 2020 Song of the Year category, including Love Theory by Kirk Franklin; King of Kings by Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, and Scot Ligertwood; The God Who Stays by AJ Pruis, Jonathan Smith, and Matthew West, among others.