Composer. Lyricist. Multi-Instrumentalist.
*Profile culled from the YAMAHA World Music Page.
Sir Jude Chika Nnam (also referred to as Ancestor) is one of the most well-known Nigerian Catholic composers today. He is a prolific Music composer, a keyboardist and a Choral Conductor who has also distinguished himself in the African Music terrain especially within the Catholic Church circle.
Sir Jude was born and raised in Enugu South Local government area of Enugu state, Nigeria to Nigerian parent of Igbo descent. He received his earliest training, at a very tender age, while playing with his local Church choir where he learnt to play the organ and several instruments including the keyboard. A graduate of music from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Trinity college of Music, London.
Jude has composed thousands of original pieces and arrangements in several languages including in English, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Bini, Efik, Swahili, Ashanti, Zulu, Hindu, Spanish, French and Chinese, to mention a few. He conducted the ‘Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices’ in Abuja during Pope John Paul II visit to Nigeria in March 1998 and has shared music platforms with musicians in Nigeria including Frank Edwards, Prof Dan Agu, Dr Adebowale, Prof Laz Ekwueme among others. He is in demand as a choral music trainer and worship songwriter. He has conducted choirs in different countries.
In May 2017 Sir Jude Nnam was endorsed as a Yamaha artist for Keyboard products.
Sir Jude Nnam is currently the National Music Director for National Catholic Liturgical Music Council, Nigeria.