What You Should Know About Yinka Ayefele
Yinka Ayefele is a gospel artist, song writer and producer. He was born in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria and hails from Ipoti, a city in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria. He attended Our Saviors 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.
He has released over 10 albums including his debut album
- 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)
He has 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
Yinka Ayefele is the owner of a Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM (105.9FM) which started as an online radio station in Ibadan, Nigeria, providing Community News, Information and Entertainment to the Nigerian Diaspora.
The station is a sure stop sweet music from pre-releases to current top of the charts songs, alternative music, soft rock, old school, RnB, best of reggae etc.