IT ALL STARTED IN A TIME ENTIRELY SEPARATE FROM NOW
Born April 17, 1995 and raised in Nigeria, he moved to the United Kingdom with his family when he was 12 years old. As a multifaceted artist, Samuel first displayed his God-given talent and passion for music at the tender age of 7 in his home church. After producing original songs for musicals for several years, his music career kicked off in 2016 with his debut single, “Working on me”. Since then, CalledOutMusic has successfully released songs featuring the likes of “TY Bello” and productions with “Danny Duncan”, thus furthering his career up to his latest single “Love Around”. CalledOutMusic has also featured on tracks with Gil Joe – Real Quick Remix; Becca Folkes – Control; and the 2011 Mobo Award winner Triple O – Good Thing.
Following the succession of releasing numerous songs over the past 2 years (I Will Serve, Working on Me, You’re Mine, I Am Free, My Prayer, Love Around), CalledOutMusic has managed to acquire a combined tally of over 1Million views on Spotify, and 3.5Million views on YouTube with HFP Music as a distributor where his single “My Prayer” became his first song to reach a landslide of over 1Million views (a feat only held by a few UK Gospel Artists). Not only has he managed to establish himself on the “A Step Forward” Gospel chart as #1 for his hit song “I Am Free”, but CalledOutMusic has since been on a chain of triumph including being the “Breakthrough Artist of excellence” at the African Gospel Music and Media Awards 2018; “Best Song” (You’re Mine) at Premier Gospel Awards 2018 where he performed the title track; along with nominations for “Best Male” and “Best Song” at Tru Life Gospel Awards; and “UK Artist of the Year” at Gospel Touch Music Awards 2018.
His latest single “Love Around”, produced by Whiteblock Group challenges UK Gospel with its contemporary African sound. Contrasting from his previous music videos that were usually a depiction of a solo performance, this single presented its viewers with colours, energy and culture with the addition of dancers with an old school vibe, shot by renowned videographer Uvi Orogun. Continuing with the success of this, the “Love Around Challenge” had his supporters singing the song worldwide in their native language, with tributes in Lingala (Congo), Spanish, French, Dutch, Twi (Ghana), Yoruba (Nigeria), German, Italian, Korean and a special sign language version.
Known as one of the UK’s biggest breakout artist by Premier Gospel, in the space of 2 years CalledOutMusic has not only performed locally in the UK, but he has also managed to venture out to Europe, Africa and Canada and Amsterdam which included his first headline show at the ‘Theatre Paris Story’ in France. Still soaring to greater heights, he has an upcoming show hosting his debut Headline Concert Live in London, amidst his HFP label artists Deb Orah, Rae, Makpo as well as American Gospel Artist Phil Thompson and many more.
Samuel 'CalledOut Music' Nwachukwu is a music producer, singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Hampshire England. Growing up in Nigeria, he and his family moved to the Uk when he was 12 years old. He began playing the piano at church aged 7, after his father bought him a keyboard and he’s sparkled with creativity ever since, working as music director in various churches in the Uk.
CalledOut Music divided his time between writing hundreds of songs in his bedroom and his education & after many years of producing original songs for musicals and featuring on other artists songs, he decided to embark on a solo music career, releasing his first single ‘Working On Me’ on his 21st birthday, signalling the beginning of CalledOut Music.
A devout Christian, Samuel’s diverse music strongly reflects his belief in Jesus, addressing issues people face whilst sharing the good news of the Gospel. Although, he shares an admiration for many Gospel greats such as Fred Hammond & Richard Smallwood but CalledOut Music’s greatest musical influence is Kirk Franklin.
He started the Gospel ministry 'Called Out' with the aim to 'get everyone to have the belief or mindset that they are called out for service to God'.