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20 years after car accident, Ayefele celebrates


Yinka Ayefele

Nigeria’s popular gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele is set to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ghastly auto accident that was to change his life forever.

In a statement by the musician, he will be remembering with a sense of gratitude to God the accident that has confined him to a wheel chair but fortunately did not lead to his death.

According to the musician, in appreciation of God’s mercy, he has concluded plans to mark the two decades of the accident with a week-long series of activity traversing two states of Oyo and Ekiti starting from December 12 and climax on December 17.


As part of the activities lined up, on Tuesday, December 12, Ayefele and his friends will be in his hometown of Ipoti, Ekiti State, to commission a multi-million-naira hall he will be donating to his alma mater, Ipoti High School.

Also on that day, the musician, through his Yinka Ayefele Foundation, will be putting smile on the faces of 100 women of Ipoti stock by empowering them with various cash gift.

Within that same week, Ayefele and his team will be visiting various orphanages, old people’s homes and hospitals, particularly, the University College Hospital, UCH in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, where he will present buses, cash gift and food items to the less privileged in the homes and patients in the hospital.

The remembrance event will climax on Sunday December 17 with a thanksgiving service, launching of the 20th year remembrance album and public presentation of his first book titled, You and Your Spine. The event will hold at the Music House, Challenge, Ibadan.

Ayefele, on December 12, 1997, was involved in a ghastly motor accident along Ibadan –Abeokuta Road, the tragic event that later became a watershed that transformed his life.

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