Nigel "Legin" Anderson
Nigel “Legin” Anderson
Spoken Word Artist, Gospel Hip Hop Artist, Podcaster and Speaker
Nigel “Legin” Anderson is a spoken word artist, gospel hip hop artist, podcaster and preacher/speaker who uses transparency to connect and art to communicate with his listeners.
Inspired by his father’s battle with addiction, Legin speaks about fatherlessness to forgiveness, as well as racial reconciliation and urban apologetics amongst other topics, and the hope of the gospel in his music.
Legin’s recent spoken word release Dark Room tells listeners that “pictures develop best in dark rooms” and that “all things work together” (Rom. 8:28) in the hands of God.
Legin has appeared on stage with Lecrae and opened for artists like KB, Tedashii, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Social Club, Canon, Aaron Cole, and Flame among others. He has produced and promoted tours throughout the United States and has performed in London, England; Nairobi, Kenya; and Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa. Through his label Renaissance Music Legin released the compilation album Lions in Suits (2016) as well as his Cloud 12 EP (2014), amongst other releases.
Through Expect Renaissance, his non-profit organization, Legin and fellow artists Sinai and Focus produced Safe House by RMM (2017), and all album proceeds will help build a safe house in South Africa, by early 2019, to protect children from sex trafficking.
On Safe House Legin worked with Grammy-nominated artist Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Grammy-winning artist KJ Scriven, lyricist Eshon Burgandy (NFTRY), and Jered Sanders (God Over Money Records) to produce this ground-breaking album.
Lastly, Legin recently launched the Fear Not Podcast encouraging listeners to go after their dreams and tackle tough things in the face of very real fears. He shares life applications as well as interviews interesting guests who have achieved much despite fears to inspire listeners. Fear Not is not for the fearless, but for those who fear less, and it’s available on iTunes and YouTube.
A Hampton Roads, VA, native, Legin, his wife, Tia, and their two children attend Crossroads Church, an SBC church, in Norfolk, VA, where he preaches monthly and serves on staff. Both he and his church subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message.
"Nigel spoke to both the Upper School and Lower School Chapels. Our students were challenged to forgive others. Nigel is always a blessing when he speaks to us."
"Nigel did a phenomenal job weaving together Scripture and his own personal story of redemption & forgiveness. He was relatable, passionate, funny, and God-focused. Our college students were greatly impacted by his honesty & vulnerability--as well as his deep passion for being surrendered to Christ. We will always be thrilled to welcome Nigel back to speak!"
"Nigel nailed it. It was exactly what we wanted. People heard the gospel clearly and there was practical life application"
Stony Point Church
"Nigel does a fantastic job of connecting with the audience by being his authentic self."
Grace Bible Church
"Just a great guy. Had awesome conversation with him following the event and looking forward to working with him in the future. Worth every dime. Wished we could have done more."
"Students were entertained while hearing a positive message. I've already heard some of the students say that it was one of the best from the forum."
F.W. Cox HS
"We had several teens say that they were impacted greatly by the message. One of them comes to church off and on and called his aunt the next day begging her to bring him to church."
Fusion Student Ministries Midlothian Baptist Church
"Legin added the energy that took our conference over the top. The combination of relevant music with a powerful Jesus-centered message allow our students to have a great time while feeding their souls!"
Kentucky Baptist BCM
"Our people were really touched by Nigel's story about his father and forgiveness."