Lara George Biography
Lara George is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter born into the family of Oluwole Bajomo in Lagos State on the 22nd of June, 1978.
She attended Queen’s College, Lagos and studied Architecture in the Lagos State University.
Lara George began her music career at the University of Lagos, where she joined the campus fellowship choir. She was a member of the disbanded musical group Kush, which included TY Bello, Dapo Torimiro and Emem Ema.
Her debut album, titled Forever In My Heart, included the hit single “Ijoba Orun” which was released in 2008. The album earned her several awards and nominations.
In 2008, she won Voice of the Year at the Nigeria Music Awards. In 2010, she was awarded Best Vocals Performance (Female) in the industry-wide ‘Headies’ awards, now renamed ‘Hip-Hop World Awards’ in Nigeria.
She emerged the winner of the Best African Female Gospel Artiste category at the 2011 Africa Gospel Music Awards held in London,UK.
Lara George has also been named Trailblazer of the Year, Africa Gospel Music Awards, nominated in the 2016 edition of the prestigious pan-African Kora Awards as Best Female Artiste West Africa, and also Gospel Artiste of the Year, Ben TV Awards UK, amongst many other awards.
She has performed in various notable events including the GreenBelt Festival UK (as part of KUSH), one of Africa’s largest musical concerts with attendance of over 500,000 people- The Experience- alongside notable gospel artistes such as Ron Kenoly, Bebe and Cece Winans, Micah Stampley, Don Moen and Mary Mary. Other performances include the Calabar Festival, MTN Music Festival, Festival of Life UK, Festival of Life Canada, amongst many others.
She appeared on BET International as one of the first artistes from Nigeria to be aired on that show. She was a member of the BET Voting Academy for two years in a row. She served as a judge on the music TV show Airtel TRACE MUSIC Star.
She is married to Gbenga George; a legal practitioner and music entrepreneur. She has two children; a boy named Adeoba and a girl named Tiaraoluwa.
Awards and Nominations
• Best voice of the year
• Best song of the year
• Best Female Artiste of the year
• Best Female Vocalist of the year
• Best Female Artiste AGMA
• Best Nigeria’s Gospel Artiste of the year
• Best Nigeria Gospel Music Award
Songs / Albums
• Forever In My Heart (2008)
• Lara George (2009)
• Higher – The Dansaki Album (2012)
• Love Nwantintin (2014)
• The Medley Album (2014)
• A Slice of Heaven (2017)
• Ijoba Orun
• Ko ma si/ Nobody like you
• Rest of my life
• ti se
And a lots more
She’s worth about $300,000 aside assets to her credit.