Meet Minister Oludare Odunayo Adebayo, a gifted songwriter, and worshipper who has touched many hearts with his soul-stirring compositions. Born on December 24th in Nigeria, Odunayo discovered his passion for worship at a young age and has since devoted his life to prayer and music. Nathaniel Bassey, a renowned mentor, played a significant role in shaping Odunayo’s spiritual journey.
Apart from his passion for music, Odunayo is a certified project manager, having completed his studies at the prestigious University of Lagos. During his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year in Katsina State, he facilitated over ten significant projects, including the MDGs (now SDGs) at the state and national levels. He has also volunteered and managed projects for various organizations such as the Department of International Development, the Centre for Human Development, and the Community Information Project.
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Minister Oludare Odunayo Adebayo, widely known as Odunayo, was born on December 24th. He is a songwriter, worshipper, and certified project manager. He is the last child of four and hails from Nigeria.
Odunayo Adebayo started singing at a young age and was exposed to various forms of Christian worship. As a young believer, he grew engrossed in worship while listening to music, ministries, and mentors, particularly Nathaniel Bassey, who changed his life as a child of God. Since then, he has been devoted to prayer and worship.
He attended the prestigious University of Lagos, where he obtained a degree. He also completed his Youth Corps Service Year (NYSC) in Katsina State, where he facilitated over ten major projects, including the MDGs (now SDGs) at the state and national levels. Odunayo Adebayo has also volunteered and managed projects for organizations such as the Department of International Development, the Centre for Human Development, and the Community Information Project, among others.
In 2012, Odunayo Adebayo launched the Love, Order, Value, and Empowerment Initiative (Love Initiative), which aimed to build sustainable programs that would provide opportunities for individuals living in poverty and despair. The initiative was born out of a desire to spread hope and alleviate suffering and poverty. Over 2,500 women, teenagers, and children have been beneficiaries of this project. The initiative also includes a specific Empowerment Program for young people. In addition, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, more than 120 orphans and disadvantaged people were mentored and taught in various professions and ICT skills between 2014 and 2015.
Odunayo Adebayo also serves as a worship leader at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of Refuge Parish in Lagos. He has a passion for prayer and worship, and he organizes an online worship service called Praise and Passion, which is dedicated to helping people grasp the true meaning of praise and worship.
In 2021, Odunayo Adebayo rose to prominence with his hit musical album, Zoe, featuring Pastor Emmanuel Iren of Celebration Church International. The album was well-received and showcased his talents as a songwriter and worshipper.
He also started the Love, Order, Value, and Empowerment Initiative, which has benefited over 2,500 women, teenagers, and children, as well as over 120 orphans and disadvantaged people mentored and taught in various professions and ICT skills between 2014 and 2015.
Minister Odunayo Adebayo is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.