Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo – COZA

Stage Name: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
Real Name: Biodun Fatoyinbo
Occupation: Pastor
Date Of Birth/Age: 1st January 1978 (45 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Kwara state, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Modela Fatoyinbo (Wife)
Education: University of Ilorin
Known for: Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA)

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is a Nigerian pastor, entrepreneur, and the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a popular and fast-growing Pentecostal church based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Early Life and Education

Biodun Fatoyinbo was born on January 1, 1978, in Kwara state, Nigeria. Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo completed his primary, secondary, and initial tertiary education at the University of Ilorin. However, his time at the university took a tumultuous turn when he faced rustication during his third year (300 level) due to his involvement in cult-related activities on the campus. In a surprising turn of events, the University of Ilorin later claimed to have no records of his attendance, which led to a viral video on social media in 2017. In the video, Pastor Biodun appeared to confirm that he had been a chief priest of the Black Axe confraternity, leading to the termination of his studentship. Undeterred by this setback, he later resumed his studies and successfully graduated from the University of Benin.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo


Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s journey in ministry began with the establishment of COZA as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Ilorin, Kwara State, back in 1999. Initially comprising of four pastors and a small congregation, the church has since grown into a megachurch with a staggering membership of over 20,000 individuals and a thriving online fellowship. Expanding its reach, COZA set up four other campuses, including the Lagos campus in 2012, the Port Harcourt campus in 2016, the Abuja campus in 2008, and even the Dubai campus in the UAE in 2017.

The church’s influence also extended to the realm of music with the creation of the Gratitude Music Band, a talented group that garnered recognition and accolades. Notably, their hit single “Raba Raba Eh” secured them the prestigious UK Gospel Touch Music award, further solidifying COZA’s impact beyond the realm of religious services.

It’s important to note that while Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s journey in founding COZA and its subsequent growth is commendable, his past involvement in cult-related activities and the controversies surrounding his personal life have also raised significant concerns and public debate. 

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Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Rev Uma Upai
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Rev Uma Upai


Despite COZA’s rapid growth and success, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo faced numerous controversies throughout his ministry. In 2013, he was accused of adultery by a former church member, Ese Walter, who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with him. The allegations sparked widespread outrage and debate, with some supporting him while others criticized him heavily.

In 2019, a more serious scandal emerged when a photographer and social media influencer, Busola Dakolo, accused Fatoyinbo of rape. She alleged that he had raped her twice when she was a teenager and he was her pastor. The accusation led to public protests, online campaigns, and calls for Fatoyinbo’s resignation. He denied the allegations and took a leave of absence from the pulpit, later returning to lead the church.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s legacy is a subject of ongoing debate due to the controversies surrounding his personal life. While many still view him as a charismatic and influential pastor who has positively impacted the lives of his followers, others view him with skepticism and mistrust.

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Wife and Family  

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Family
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Family

In the year 2000, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo married Pastor Modela Fatoyinbo. However, their journey towards parenthood was met with challenges as they faced several years of infertility. Despite the discouraging prognosis from medical professionals, they remained steadfast in their faith and continued to trust in God’s plan for their lives. Their unwavering belief and reliance on divine intervention were rewarded, as in due time, they were blessed with the gift of children.

Today, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Modela are proud parents of four wonderful children, two daughters and two sons. The names of their children are Shindara Fatoyinbo, Ayomikun Fatoyinbo, Naomi Fatoyinbo, and the name of the last son remains unknown. 

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Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Net Worth

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder and senior pastor of COZA, ranks among the wealthiest pastors in Nigeria and Africa. His net worth is estimated to be around $250 million.