Yinka Ayefele Biography
Yinka Ayefele born as Olanyinka Ayefele is a Nigerian gospel musician, songwriter, radio presenter, and music producer. His music is a unique blend of gospel fuji and afro juju beats. He has released a great number of albums since he began his musical career and his songs are usually delivered in Yoruba. Any ceremonial gathering would be seen incomplete without his songs being played
He has always had the passion and love for music from a very young age. Though he never dreamed of making it a career because his father who was a school teacher and educationist was against such and therefore, never encouraged his musical interest. To please his father, he had hoped to eventually get into the banking industry.
Yinka Ayefele Age
He was born on 1st February 1968 in Ondo, Nigeria.
Yinka Ayefele Family
Yinka Ayefele was born over 51 years ago. He was the first child in his family, and the happy event took place in Ekiti State. The boy was raised in Ipoti city in the same state in the South-West of Nigeria where Yinka Ayefele was born. He went to Our Saviours Anglican Primary School in this city and obtained his basic education there. Then the future gospel music star went to a College of Arts and Science in Ondo State. Ever since his secondary school, he loved playing trumpet and guitar. He sang in the choir and loved what he was doing, but he didn’t think about turning into a singer. He dreamt of a financial profession or future work in the office.
Yinka Ayefele Religion
Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele has refuted the claims that he has converted to Islam.
In a recent press release shared by Ayefele’s publicist, David Ajiboye it was stated that Ayefele is still a Christian and has no way denounced his religion. Ajiboye explained that the rumor must have Ignited from the annual Ramadan lecture held by Fresh 105.9FM which is owned by Ayefele.
‘We believe the rumor must have emanated from the annual Ramadan Lecture which Fresh 105.9FM owned by Ayefele organized on Tuesday, in Ibadan.
“Our station, Fresh 105.9FM had invited popular Islamic preacher, Alhaji Muideen Ajani Bello as the Guest Preacher at our annual Ramadan Lecture which had over 4,000 people in attendance and because of this, some naïve minds went to town to spread the rumor about Ayefele’s conversion.”
He added that regardless of race, religion and/or color it is the social responsibility for his radio station to sensitize its Muslim listeners.
Yinka Ayefele Radio Station
It took persistence and perseverance on the part of Ayefele for the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to approve Ayefele’s request for a radio license. Ayefele now owns a radio station, Fresh FM transmitting from 105.9MHz, in Ibadan the Oyo State capital. The gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, MON, has been given the go-ahead to officially commence transmission. According to Ayefele’s Director, Corporate Affairs and Promotions Mr. David Ajiboye, “NBC has certified the newly set up radio station to commence operations.”
He added further that, “The NBC, during an inspection tour of the newly-licensed station last week commended the Chairman of the media house for acquiring latest broadcast equipment acquisition and set up.” The Director-General of NBC, Mr. Emeka Mba, who was represented by the Technical Director of the commission, Engineer Friday, commended the readiness of Ayefele in aspiration to impact positively in his immediate society and beyond, adding that, “Fresh FM 105.9, Ibadan is fully ready with what I have seen here today.”
“The management has successfully surpassed our imagination. Most of the equipment you have here are the latest and state of the art, I believe with good management of these equipment and wonderful programs, the station will achieve its dream,” he said. Meanwhile, the station began a test of transmission on Monday, July 20, 2015, in preparation to fully take off from the first week of August amid cheers and commendation from the people of the city and its environs.
The statement added that NBC granted Yinka Ayefele a limited broadcast license on 30th April 2015 with a transmitting frequency of 105.9MHz after pursuing the license for seven years. Ayefele starting a radio station is like going back to one’s first love. Yinka Ayefele before the accident had some years back was an On-Air Personality, OAP.
He was a radio presenter and journalist. he had worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN) Ibadan. he was also a voice-over artist He was working with the late Kolawole Olawuyi on a syndicated program, Iriri Aye. He was driving to Abeokuta where he and his boss were supposed to go on air on the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) when he had the accident that almost claimed his life. It was after the accident that Ayefele embraced gospel music.
persistence and perseverance on the part of Ayefele for the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to approve Ayefele’s request for a radio license. Ayefele now owns a radio station, Fresh FM transmitting from 105.9MHz, in Ibadan the Oyo State capital. The gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, MON, has been given the go-ahead to officially commence transmission. According to Ayefele’s Director, Corporate Affairs and Promotions Mr. David Ajiboye, “NBC has certified the newly set up radio station to commence operations.
Yinka Ayefele Wife|Kids
He is married to Temitope Titilope and they have three kids together, all boys the last of which was born sometime in 2014. The couple is said to have been married for 19 years they got wedded in 2000.
His wife was born and bred in Ibadan. She revealed that she was born into an average family who was not overly rich but also was not lacking. She attended Kings Covenant Primary School and had her secondary education at Ibadan Grammar School located in Molete Area.
She had her NCE at St.Andrews between 1992 and 1995 and later went on to bag a degree in Economic Education from The University Of Ibadan from 1996 to the year 2000.
The couple had earlier met in 1996, before his accident and were always together through the musician’s trying times due to the accident. She ascribed all the glory to God for the success of her marriage. In the year 2018, one of his sons known as Bola Ayefelebased on reports, from Howard University in the United States.
Yinka Ayefele Albums
- Bitter Experience (1998)
- Sweet Experience (1999)
- Something Else (2000)
- Divine Intervention (2001)
- Fun Fair (2002)
- Life After Death (2003)
- Aspiration (2003)
- Fulfillment (2004)
- New Dawn (2005)
- Next Level (2006)
- Gratitude (2007)
- Absolute Praise (2008)
- Transformation (2009)
- Everlasting Grace (2010)
- Prayer Point (2011)
- Goodness Of God (2012)
- Comforter (2013)
- Yín Olúwa (2014) (Single
- Overcomer (2014
- Upliftment (2015)
- Fresh Glory (2016
- Living Testimony (2017)
- Favor (2018)
Yinka Ayefele Music
Dr. Ayefele began his music career in 1997 after he was involved in an automobile accident which damaged his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. While in the hospital after spending about 9 months, his friend, Kola Olawuyi visited and advised him to put some songs together. This suggestion resulted in the release of his debut album titled, Bitter Experience in 1998 which brought him into the limelight.
The release of Bitter experience was followed by the release of Sweet Experience.
Other albums released by the gospel musician are Something Else, Divine Intervention and Life after death, released in honor of Gbenga Adeboye a Nigerian radio presenter, musician, and comedian. The title Bitter Experience reflected his ordeal and Sweet Experience was the sweetness after a “Bitter Experience”.
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Yinka Ayefele And TB Joshua
Popular musician, Yinka Ayefele has revealed his experience with Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations… “I went to The Synagogue Church of All Nations. In those moments I was looking for a miracle, a lot of people advised me to go to the church.”
“I took the pain to go then. But unfortunately, he couldn’t see me on the first, second and third days. I think on the third day he sent someone to give me N5,000 for transport back. That was about 17years ago and so I decided not to go there again.”
“I didn’t go back because I wouldn’t know why he didn’t want to see me. And maybe it had something to do with the Late Kola Olawuyi’s issue. Kola had an issue with him and he knew I was working with him before the accident.”
“Even if I believe in a miracle, the only regret I have was looking around for it, forgetting that miracle can happen anywhere, and then God has said He won’t share His glory with anybody.”
“A few years back, I was playing with Baba Obadare, and he said my faith has been tied to the treatments I got abroad. And then again, a lot of men of God had given me the message that God said He would do it at His own time and no man will take the glory. For instance, if I had stood up in any of the churches, a lot of people would have swarmed there for miracles.”
Yinka Ayefele Music House
The Oyo state government in Nigeria partially demolished the Music House building owned by popular singer Yinka Ayefele on 19 August 2018, following controversy over planning permits, reported Premium Times.
“Oyo state government did it at last…..my pain my sweat..so help me God,” Ayefele said on Instagram, with photos of the wrecked 800 million Nigerian Naira (1.93 million euros) building in Ibadan that houses his radio station Fresh FM.
The wheelchair-bound musician has claimed the demolition is politically motivated after Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi previously revealed he had been advised to demolish the building in his first term.
“When we contested the first time and won, a lot of people came to meet me to destroy the music house because Ayefele is not for us and he is always using songs to insult us,” Ajimobi said while visiting the Music House in 2016, as reported by Punch.
“But I didn’t see any reason why I should demolish it because I felt if Ayefele is not for us now, he may be for us later. I am happy today that Ayefele is beside me now and I pray that the business will keep flourishing and this is the best studio I have seen in Oyo State,” he said.
In 2012, the government had threatened to demolish the building to make way for road expansion, but only part of the fence was removed.
The most recent dispute was reportedly over the addition of a canteen, staircase, fenced radio tower, which were not part of the approved building plan.
According to Daily Post, Music House was in June 2018 asked to submit a new building plan application reflecting the existing structures. The owners allegedly ignored the letter and on 13 August were served a three-day notice of demolition. The building was demolished in the early hours of 19 August.
Music House said the building construction had passed all legal and government protocols, reported Pulse.
Yinka Ayefele Net Worth
The Nigerian gospel singer has a net worth of $270,000.