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Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele marks 25 years of surviving accident

Veteran gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, who had a tragic accident On December 12, 1997, has today given thanks to God for saving his life.

Ayefele, who has remained in the wheelchair since then, said it was a turning point in his life, adding that he would forever remain grateful to God

This marked 25 years of surviving a car accident.

Ayefele worked briefly as journalist and broadcaster at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), 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 that damaged his spinal cord and made him reliant on a wheelchair.

While in the hospital after spending there 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 the limelight. The release of Bitter experience was followed by the release of Sweet Experience.

Other albums released by the gospel musician are Something ElseDivine 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”.

Yinka Ayefele owns a radio station called Fresh FM 105.9 FM located in Oyo state. The radio station was established in 2015 and licensed by NBC on 30 April 2015.

Ayefele’s Music House, which also houses a radio station Fresh FM and a studio, was on 19 August 2018 demolished by the Oyo State Government.

The reason the government gave for the demolition was that the property’s location contravene the stipulations by the town planning authority. This sparked outrage from fans and sympathizers.

Awards and honours

 

He had received over 200 awards. Among other awards are:

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