Joseph Adebayo Adelakun Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun – Gospel Artist

Stage Name: Ayewa
Real Name: Joseph Adebayo Adelakun
Occupation: Gospel Artist & Pastor
Date Of Birth/Age: 12th June, 1949 (74 years old)
Place of Birth: Oyo State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Clara O. Adelakun (Wife)
Education: Kareem Electrical Engineering Company
Known for: Emi yio kokiki Re

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun, born on June 12, 1949, is a prominent Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, and televangelist. He is widely recognized for his musical contributions to the gospel genre and his extensive work in spreading the message of Christianity through his music and evangelism.

Early Life

Adelakun was born into the family of Salami Adebayo, who was a practicing Muslim. He hails from Saki, a town located in the northern part of Oyo State in western Nigeria. His early life was marked by his exposure to different religious backgrounds, but his journey eventually led him to Christianity.


Adelakun’s educational pursuits led him to become a trained electrical engineer, having completed his training at Kareem Electrical Engineering Company in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. In 1968, he joined the Nigerian Army and was stationed at the Nigerian Army Barrack, specifically the Engineering Construction Regiment in Ede, Oyo State. It was during this time that he underwent a transformative experience, leading to his baptism at Christ Apostolic Church in 1972 and the commencement of his evangelistic endeavors.

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun
Joseph Adebayo Adelakun


Adelakun’s musical career began to take shape in 1976 when he was transferred to Kaduna and became a member of the Christ Apostolic Church choir. This marked the beginning of his journey as a gospel singer. In 1978, he released his debut album titled “Emi yio kokiki Re,” laying the foundation for his musical contributions to the gospel genre. The pivotal moment came in 1982 when he retired from the Nigerian Army to fully dedicate his efforts to gospel music. In the same year, he established a musical group called “Ayewa International Gospel Singers,” solidifying his commitment to spreading the Christian message through his music.


Adelakun’s impact was evident in his various album releases over the years. Notably, his ninth album, “Amona tete maa bo,” which was released in 1984, gained widespread recognition and appreciation. Throughout his career, he went on to release over 30 musical albums, each contributing to his reputation as a respected Nigerian gospel singer.

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Recognition and Achievements

Adelakun’s unwavering dedication to gospel music and his significant contributions to the Christian community did not go unnoticed. In 2014, he was honored with the “Evergreen Award” at the Crystal Awards, which took place on July 20, 2014. This recognition highlighted his enduring impact and legacy within the realm of gospel music and evangelism.

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun and Bishop Oyedepo
Joseph Adebayo Adelakun and Bishop Oyedepo


Adelakun’s discography is a testament to his prolific musical journey, showcasing his devotion to spreading the Christian message through song. Some of his notable albums include:

  1. Amona Tete Maa Bo (1984)
  2. Abundant Grace
  3. Gboro Mi Ro (Re-Mix) Evergreen
  4. Agbara Olorun Ki I Baati
  5. Emi yio kokiki Re Vol 1
  6. Okan mi Bale Vol 2
  7. Emmanuel ti de Vol 3
  8. Amona tete mabo (1) Vol 4
  9. Eyin Omo Igbala Edide Vol 5
  10. Bami se Jesu Vol 6
  11. Bere Ohun Edun Okan re Vol 7
  12. Emi yio fiyin f’Oluwa Vol 8
  13. Amona tete mabo (2) Vol 9
  14. Agbara Olorun Ki I Baati Vol 10
  15. Gboro mi rot Vol 11
  16. Ilekun Anu Vol 12
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Wife and Kids 

Joseph Adebayo Adelakun Wife
Joseph Adebayo Adelakun Wife

Pastor Joseph Adebayo Adelakun is in a joyful marriage with his beloved, Mrs. Clara O. Adelakun, and they have been blessed with four children.

Net Worth

His net worth is currently unavailablle. You can connect with him on Instagram.