Jude Nnam also known as Ancestor has over 2000 original compositions and still counting. Jude Nnam’s original pieces and arrangements can be found in several languages (English, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Efik, Bini, Spanish, Swahili, Ashanti, Zulu, French, Chinese just to mention but a few). He is a prolific music composer, a multi-instrumentalist and a Choral Conductor.
The Ancestor has carved a niche for himself by creating a genre of music that is always filled with remarkable African rhythm which has changed the way Nigerian Christians worship. He is the highest composer of Catholic Choral songs in Nigeria with original compositions like Olisa, Somtochukwu, Take and Sanctify and other.
Jude is highly sort after as a choral music trainer and worship songwriter who has conducted and trained choirs in at least 90% of the Local Government councils in Nigeria. His works has also taken him all over the world including Rome. In May 2017 he was endorsed as a Yamaha Ambassador for Africa for their Keyboard products with his songs sold as a standard in Yamaha keyboards.
He conducted the ‘Papal Choir of a Thousand Voices’ in Abuja during Pope Johnpaul II visit to Nigeria in March 1998 and his version of the song “I believe” has been adopted as the Credo for the whole Catholic Churches in Africa. Jude Nnam has a BSc, Msc and PhD in Music Composition.
The Ancestor is the Music Director Christian Association of Nigeria, the National Music Director Catholic Church Nigeria and the Music Director of Catholic Television of Nigeria.