Artist, Songwriter, Composer
Joe Kulugh began his musical journey at age 11, playing the drums at the church where his father served as a Pastor. At a young age, Joe and his family enjoyed listening to records of the legendary country gospel artists such as Don Williams, Jim Reeves and Don Moen. He later developed interest in singing after discovering his ability to effectively mimic these professional singers. Joe began playing the keyboard when he received the opportunity to become the Director of Music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria.
In 2005, Joe and his friends, Perez Batife and Eni Julius, came together to form their gospel group called “The Saints.” The group quickly gained notoriety from their released album and music videos which aired on Nigerian television. They received multiple opportunities to perform and minister on various platforms throughout Lagos, Nigeria. In 2009, The Saints parted ways to pursue their individual solo careers. Immediately after the group’s separation, Joe redefined himself as a solo artist and began developing his songwriting skills. During this period, Joe received mentorship from Nigerian gospel producer and recording artist Nathan “Florocka” Akinremi. Joe also had the opportunity to work and further develop himself with producers including Femi Okunuga and Dare Davids.
As of 2017, Joe Kulugh currently resides in the Queens, New York and serves as the minister of music and music director at RCCG Wealthy Place. He is also currently working on his debut album and is expected to release his first single “Miracle Worker” under the On The Rock Movement Music Group in January 2018.
Get To Know Joe
Musical Influences: Don Williams, Don Moen, Tye Tribbett, Yanni, & Hillsong
Favorite Food - Anything Good
Favorite Color - Wine
Biggest Pet Peeve - Long phone conversations and long conversations with no concrete conclusion
Favorite Sports Team - Barcelona (Spanish Soccer League)
Most Popular saying - “You gonna feel it.”