Dunsin Oyekan

Dunsin Oyekan Biography and Songs

Dunsin Oyekan Biography

Early Life and Education

Oyekan was born in Ilorin, in Kwara State, Nigeria, where he also grew up. His father, Gbadebo Oyekan, was a Christian minister who served as the General Overseer of Evangelical Baptist Church and the leader of ‘Spiritual Singers’, a gospel music group. Oyekan began playing the guitar and singing in the choir at an early age, spurred on by his father. He finished his secondary school education at Baptist model High School, Ilorin, and subsequently studied Industrial Chemistry at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

Career

According to Oyekan, God called him to serve as a full-time worship minister in 2014 although he had long known that God was leading him into ministry. In the past, he served as the music director of Avalanche, the choir at the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). In 2016, he released ‘Code Red’, his first album. One of the singles from the album, ‘Na You, features Kim Burrell. His second album, ‘Kingdom Now’, was released in 2019. On this album, he featured both international and Nigerian artists, with the song ‘If All I Say Is Jesus’ featuring Tasha Page-Lockhart and ‘Yhwh’ featuring Nathaniel Bassey. ‘Imole De’, another track from the 2019 album, was nominated for the Song of Excellence award at the 2019 Africa Gospel Music and Media Awards (AGMMA). Oyekan’s most recent album, ‘The Gospel of the Kingdom’, was released in January 2021.

 

Oyekan has stated in interviews and sermons that he receives sounds from heaven, as opposed to writing songs.  He has also stated that his role is to usher in an outpouring of revival through worship. Besides releasing gospel sounds and leading worship, Oyekan also teaches the word of God in churches.  He has performed at gospel concerts, including at Nigeria’s largest gospel concert, The Experience, and Marathon Messiah Praise 2021. Twice, Nigerian youth-focused media platform, Ynaija, has named Oyekan one of the 100 Most Influential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria. Oyekan received a nomination for the Gospel Touch Music Award’s African Artiste of the Year 2020, and a nomination for 3Music Award’s 2021 African Act of the Year.

 

Personal Life

In 2015, Oyekan established Code Red, an annual worship experience. He was married to his wife, Adedoyin Oyekan, for six years, until her death on May 18, 2019. They have two children, and Oyekan lives in Nigeria.

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