Olayinka Ayefele (popularly known as Tungba-highlife musician) was born in Ondo state, Nigeria, on February 1st, 1968 to Chief Joshua Taiwo Ayefele from Ipoti Ekiti in Ijero Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state. He is a top Nigerian music producer and gospel singer.
Ayefele had his primary education at Our Saviour’s Anglican Primary School, Ipoti-Ekiti. His secondary education was also in Ekiti State. Upon conclusion of his secondary education, he proceeded to Ondo State College of Arts and Science, Ikare Akoko in Ondo State for his tertiary education.
Ayefele worked briefly as journalist and broadcaster at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan, where he also produced jingles and musical works on radio. He gained recognition in Nigeria Music Industry in 1997 after involving in a ghastly accident that almost took his life, he managed to survive the automobile crash but his spinal cord was totally damaged confining him to a wheelchair.
His first album, Bitter Experience, which was launched in 1998 shot him into fame and was soon followed the release of his next album, Sweet Experience. Other albums released by Ayefele are Something Else, Divine Intervention, Life After Death, released in honor of Gbenga Adeboye a Nigerian radio presenter, musician and comedian and a host of others.
Today Yinka is one of the most popular gospel artistes in the country. He was among the entertainers at Patience Jonathan’s elaborate dinner party held dating back to August, 2013. He founded Ayefele Fresh FM, an internet based radio broadcasting from Ibadan.
Ayefele is married to Temitope Titilope. Together they have a son, Ayodeji Stanley Oluwadamisi Oluwafifehansimi Joel Omo Ayefele. His net worth is estimated to be $1.4 million dollars.
Ayefele has received over 200 awards. Some notable ones include;
Officer of the Order of the Niger awarded by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, former President of Nigeria (2011)
Ekiti cultural ambassador award
Presenter Extraordinaire 2015