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Yinka Ayefele Biography

Yinka Ayefele, the first child of his parents, in his early 40’s, hailed from
Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He had his primary and secondary education at
Our Saviours Anglican Primary School, Ipoti-Ekiti, Nigeria. After his elementary
education, he proceeded to Ipoti Community Secondary School and later to Ondo
State College of Arts and Science, (OSCAS) Ikare Akoko, Nigeria.

For many years that Yinka Ayefele worked as a freelance broadcast

journalist at the FRCN, Ibadan, Nigeria, not many Nigerians knew about him
and his talents for music. He used to produce jingles and musical works on

He became a household name after he was involved in a ghastly automobile
accident in 1997, which damaged his spinal cord, and paralyzed from the waist
down. Yinka Ayefele, a Tungba Gospel music artist, with a fusion of local juju,
Fuji, and Makosa flavor, turned a mishap into a great opportunity that has left
him a household name.

After spending nine months on the hospital bed, his friend, Kola Olootu
advised that instead of wasting away in the hospital, he should put some songs
together. The plan was for him to launch the album and use some of the proceeds
for further medical treatment abroad. Ayefele’s dexterity in musical composition
ironically came into limelight after releasing his first album; “Bitter

The success of Bitter Experience marked the turning point in his life, with
the release of “Sweet Experience”. Ayefele’s profile in the gospel
music industry has been on the rise since Sweet Experience. There have been
successful albums such are ” Something Else” and ” Divine Intervention”.
The albums went to establish his covenant with God as they were all
successful too, as a result of inspiration from God. The title “Bitter
Experience” has to do with his ordeal, “Sweet Experience” was the sweetness that
followed the success of “Bitter Experience”. In short, each title comes with its
meaning and he prayed before each album is titled.

He is the trend, source of inspiration and rave of the moment among highlife
and gospel music lovers. Yinka Ayefele has turned his ordeals into gains and
positive changes as he works in the Lord’s vineyard. The voice of a journalist
turned gospel artist is not only touchy and captivating but very entertaining.
Yinka Ayefele is a big act whose music appeals to everyone irrespective of
language or religion.

The day he had the accident marked the turning point in his life. He never
thought he would end up becoming famous. He thought the end had come when the
accident happened, but God spared his life for a purpose. Yinka Ayefele felt
like the end had come when he was confined to a wheelchair.

Ayefele is mostly seen on the wheelchair, but he sometimes found pleasure in
standing on his two legs, lying flat on a surface or sitting down to perform or
welcome his guests. Unknown to him, God has other plans in store for him. As he
trudged through life, hopelessness and feeling rejected by the society, a chance
recording of a musical album in a back street studio in Ibadan, Nigeria, was all
God needed to lift the juju-gospel crooner to the top.



  1. Kosile gbeminiyi albert

    November 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Today happens to be the first time of knowing ayefele biography, but one thing i know and believe is that God has plan 4 ur life and what ever pple say about u, U wil surely get to the top. Wishing u all the best in life (AMEN).

  2. Faniyi Olubunmi

    November 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    I tank God 4 sparing ur life such is life i’m also a lame man i play talking drum vry wel n also i’m a medcal lab science i want u 2 connect me tanx

  3. Christy

    May 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Infact,God is beyond human imagination! I luv ur courage,it’s very rare 4 one 2 pick up courage afta a terrible incidence as urs. God wil continue 2 lift u up and d sky shal even be ur beggining. Ur songs ar wonderful !!!

  4. Solomon gabriel

    July 7, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Man u are the best keep it up may God give you more inspiration.

  5. Samson

    August 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Let his life give the us hope,that there always good side of every misfortune
    i pray that God should give another chances of moving with is two legs(amen)

  6. Akomolafe Idowu

    September 30, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Yinka Ayefele is my best juju gospel musician! Long live

  7. Oluwasegun oluwole

    October 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Such is liv sir i pray dat god wil continue to help u in every area of ur live. Am a musician i want u 2 help me sir. Dis is my number:08124967967

  8. olebe ayodeji

    October 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I really like Dr.orlando owoh.d way he sing,d more he took me so far to d land of dream.

  9. oyedeji laide seyi

    November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    sir, i love ur song so much i jst like 2 be any were u are god will help u in jesus u will never go down in ur life.

  10. Bisiriyu Akorede

    January 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    You’re simply d best, when pple say it’s over, God’ll say u’ve jst started. I did an album bt no marketer, pls help me out sir. Tanks

  11. Shalote

    June 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Hello I’m so glad i finally got to communicate with you.i’ ve been so inspired by your musics especially inspiration and fulfilment.infact your faith moves me.look forward to talk to you again.Shalote from Cameroon

  12. Taiwo bukola oluwafemi

    August 7, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Ayefele always at up nani

  13. Olafemiwa olamide samuel

    August 11, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Tank God 4 ur life- ur life interpret that every hopeless situation can surely become testimony if one is linked with Christ- Yinka i belive God. U wil stand to work loju awon ota re.

  14. henry folarin

    October 28, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    I really thank God for ur life nd the kind of person u are able God we contiune to bless u I saw u in london few month ago nd that was the first I we meet u one on one, nd I enjoy ur company that very night keep praising god…. One day ajo ma gbe igba ope lori oro e o shi ma dide rin amin love u so much

  15. Akinola Ayobami

    November 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    In fact, Ayefele is d best. All ur songs inspire me and add joy too my life anytime am hearing it. Wish you all the best in life……….. Greet ur organist 4 me, his my church member @ Agbala Daniel cathedral ojoo ibadan and also bro Johnson, his my brother @ moniya.

  16. sussy susan

    February 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    God knws d bst & he’ ll alwys give u d bst in lfe.

  17. oyerinde olawunmi. d

    August 8, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    I really thank God on behalf of YA. No pain, no gain. In life, children of God face challenges bt, the bible makes us to believe that, ‘In the world we shall see tribulations, bt rejoice I have conquered the world.’ I prayed for YA, you hv not seen anything yet that wl give tears of joy, tremedous one are on d way. I love you!

  18. oyebode oluwashina

    August 30, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    my bro. i can’t do without ur music, the last time i saw u one on one is the day u came to my church (victory cathedral) in ikorodu.well done my friend.08022217281

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