Dunsin Oyekan, born on the 5th of November, 1985, is a renowned Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, and worship leader. He gained popularity as “The Eagle” due to his transcendent vocals and the profound messages embedded in his music. Raised by his parents, notably his father, Gbadebo Oyekan, Dunsin’s early life laid the foundation for his illustrious career in gospel music.
Dunsin Oyekan Biography and Early Life:
- Full Name: Dunsin Oyekan
- Date of Birth: 5th November 1985
- Age: 38 years (2023)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: Gbadebo Oyekan
Born on November 5, 1985, in Ilorin, Nigeria, to the family of Gbadebo Oyekan, Dunsin Oyekan grew up as the only son in a Christian home. His father, the General Overseer of the Evangelical Baptist Church, was a significant influence on his passion for music and songwriting. Encouraged by his father, he started playing the guitar at the young age of 10 and later mastered other instruments like the keyboard and drums. Dunsin attended Airforce Nursery and Primary School Ilorin, Federal Government College Ilorin, and Baptist Model High School Ilorin, before pursuing a degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
Dunsin Oyekan’s gospel music journey commenced in 2014, marked by a divine call to dedicate his life fully to worship ministry. Prior to this, he had served in various capacities, directing music and contributing as a backup vocalist for esteemed gospel singers. Notably, he served as the music director of the Crystal Award-winning choir, The Avalanche of COZA (Commonwealth of Zion Assembly).
In 2016, Dunsin Oyekan released his debut album, “Code Red,” featuring 14 soul-lifting tracks, including the hit song “Na You” with American gospel icon Kim Burrell. Subsequent albums include “Kingdom Now” (2019), “The Gospel of the Kingdom” (2021), “The Glory Experience – Songs of Zion” (2021), and “The Birth of Revival” (2021). His song catalog exceeds 30, featuring popular tracks like “If All I Say is Jesus,” “Most High,” “Imole De,” “Song of Angels (Kei Yadosh),” “Open Up,” and “Breathe.”
Dunsin Oyekan’s worship style, described as “bringing the God dimension into the world through sounds imparted to him by the Holy Spirit,” is characterized by profound lyrics, powerful vocals, and dynamic instrumentation. Beyond music, he envisions filling the atmosphere with the heart of God, igniting revival, and teaching the Word.
As the convener of the Code Red Worship Experience, hosting The Outpouring revival meeting, and leading the weekly worship experience, Upper Room, Dunsin Oyekan has solidified his position as a transformative figure in the worship and gospel music sphere.
Accolades and Performances:
Dunsin Oyekan has shared stages with renowned gospel artists, including Tasha Cobbs, Kurt Carr, Don Moen, Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett, William Murphy, Kim Burrell, Sinach, and others. Notably, he has graced platforms like The Experience, Africa’s largest gospel music concert, and earned recognition as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria by YNaija.
Dunsin Oyekan’s impactful worship ministry continues to touch lives globally, and his commitment to igniting the fire of God in people’s hearts resonates through his music and leadership.
Dunsin Oyekan, aside from his thriving career, embodies the essence of a devoted family man. He entered the sacred bond of marriage with his beloved wife, Adedoyin Oyekan, on February 2, 2013. Their union was blessed with the joy of two lovely children, a boy and a girl. The couple’s journey, however, took a poignant turn when Adedoyin Oyekan was called to glory on May 18, 2019. Despite this profound loss, Dunsin Oyekan has navigated the challenges with resilience, relying on the strength of his faith and finding solace in the support of his family and friends. To honor his late wife’s memory, he has dedicated soulful songs like “Fragrance to Fire” and “At All Cost.”
Beyond his role as a musician, Dunsin Oyekan is a pastor and a mentor, extending his guidance to young and emerging gospel artists. His heart beats for the kingdom of God, fervently advancing divine purposes on earth. Characterized by humility and generosity, he actively contributes to societal well-being and supports various charitable causes. Nature holds a special place in his heart, and he finds joy in traveling and exploring new destinations.
Dunsin Oyekan’s financial standing is estimated to be around $500,000 as of 2021. His diverse revenue streams include music sales, streaming platforms, concert appearances, events, and endorsements. Adding to his entrepreneurial portfolio, he is the proprietor of Dunsin Oyekan Music, a record label facilitating the production and distribution of his music and that of other gospel artists. Recognized as one of the most prosperous and influential gospel artists in Nigeria and Africa, Dunsin Oyekan continues to impact the world with his spiritual resonance and musical prowess.
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