Yinka Ayefele, A Proof That Success Has No Barrier | Biography

Yinka Ayefele , MON, born on February 1. A Nigerian music producer and gospel singer.

Ayefele was born in Ekiti State south-western Nigeria and hails from
Ipoti , a city in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria. He had attended Our
Saviours Anglican Primary School in Ipoti-Ekiti for his primary and
secondary education before he later proceeded to Ondo State College of
Arts and Science in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Ayefele worked briefly as a  journalist and broadcaster at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria,
Ibadan, where he also produced jingles and musical works on radio. He
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 Olootu
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 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
He had received over 200 awards. Among other
awards are: Member of the Order of the Niger awarded by Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2011).
Ekiti cultural ambassador award.

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Ayefele ‘s Music House, which has in it a radio station, Fresh FM and a
studio, was on August 19, 2018 demolished by the Oyo State government
stating that the property’s location contravene the stipulations by the
town planning authority. This sparked outrage from fans and sympathisers
in Ibadan and host of other criticizing the government’s action.
According to him, the property worths N800 million.
His albums include:
  • Bitter Experience (1998)
  • Sweet Experience (1999)
  • Something Else (2000)
  • Divine Intervention (2001)
  • Fun Fair (2002)
  • Life after death (2003)
  • Aspiration (2004)
  • Fulfilment (2005)
  • New Dawn (2006)
  • Next Level (2007)
  • Gratitude (2008)
  • Absolute Praise (2008)
  • Transformation (2009)
  • Everlasting Grace (2010)
  • Prayer Point (2011)
  • Goodness Of God (2012)
  • Comforter (2013)
  • Yin Oluwa (2014) (Single)
  • Overcomer (2014)
  • Upliftment (2015)
  • Fresh Glory (2016)
  • Living Testimony (2017)
Yinka Ayefele is married to Temitope Titilope Ayefele and the marriage is blessed with children. 
We are proud to celebrate this Nigerian Singer and producer. May all his pains bring forth unlimited gains.

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