Get to know Minister GUC
Written by G Njuguna on January 13, 2023
Gift Ugochi Christopher, professionally known by his stage name GUC, is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. GUC was born on October 8, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
He lived and grew up in Port Harcourt where he also learned how to speak Ikwerre Igbo. While growing up, he lost both parents and had to do menial jobs like selling water & driving trucks in order to make ends meet. With a vision to spark a revival through music, GUC started his music career in the city of Port Harcourt in 2013, and on the 1st of January, 2014, he released his first official single ‘I Believe‘.
With sheer determination, zeal, and passion, he pushed his music career independently up until November 2019 when he got signed to Eezee Conceptz, one of the top Nigerian gospel record labels. The record label boss, Ezekiel Onyedikachukwu Thankgod welcomed him to the label with a brand new car after which he was prayed for and blessed by the label boss, Chioma Jesus, and other artists at the label including Mercy Chinwo, Toby Godwin & Judikay.
Prior to his record deal with Eezee Conceptz, GUC had worked with other Nigerian gospel artists like Ijay, Sammy Hart, Baruch Okeoghene amongst others. He has also ministered in several gospel programs in Nigeria including Excel Season 8 & Excel Season 9 (Excel is an annual gospel event in Nigeria which is organized by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Nigeria), ‘Manifest Concert 8’ by Charles Bob & Heart of Worship, Synod Of Worship ’19 (Full & Overflowing), amongst others.