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Early Life and Background
Yinka Ayefele was born in Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria on the 1st of February 1968. He had a challenging childhood as he was involved in a car accident at the age of 21. The accident led to his spinal cord injury which put him on a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Ayefele received his primary education at Ipoti-Isin Primary School in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State. He later attended Ondo Boys High School in Ondo State before proceeding to the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti where he earned a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication.
Ayefele began his music career in 1997 after he was involved in a life-changing accident. He started singing gospel music to lift his spirit and to create awareness about disability. His debut album, “Bitter Experience” which was released in 1998 shot him into the limelight. He has since released over 20 albums and several hit singles.
Ayefele’s style of music is a fusion of Juju, Fuji, and Gospel. His songs are usually centered on love, inspiration, and religion. He has won several awards including the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award conferred on him by the then president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in 2008.
Below is a list of Yinka Ayefele’s discography:
|Ti Oluwa Nile||2001|
|Goodness of God||2011|
|Life after Death||2012|
|Beyond the Limit||2018|
Ayefele’s music has cemented his place as one of the most respected musicians in Nigeria. You can listen to some of his music on Boomplay.
Yinka Ayefele is a married man and is blessed with three children. He is known to keep his personal life away from the media and public scrutiny.
As of 2023, Yinka Ayefele’s net worth is estimated at $2.5 million. In Nigerian Naira, his net worth is estimated to be ₦1.1 billion. In Canadian dollar, it is estimated to be CAD 3.2 million, in Ghana cedi it is estimated to be GHS 14.5 million, in Kenya shilling it is estimated to be KES 270 million, in South Africa Rand it is estimated to be ZAR 37 million, in Uganda shilling it is estimated to be UGX 9.3 billion, and in India rupee, it is estimated to be ₹181 crore.
Yinka Ayefele’s music has touched the hearts of many people. His story of resilience and perseverance is an inspiration to many people living with disabilities. As he continues to release soul-lifting music, it is certain that his music will continue to impact lives positively. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with his latest activities.