Please meet the Gospel Music Legend Apostle Timi Orokoya Telemi.
Born on the 5th of January 1958 in Arigidi Ekiti now Ayegbaju Ekiti, to Chief & Jacob Osukoya of Imesi Ile in Osun State. They were sojourners called “The Osomaalo”. Rotimi attended Saint Louis Primary School Ado Ekiti. 1966 to 1972. He had his secondary education in Corpus Christi College, Ilawe Ekiti, 1973 to 1977.
A graphics artist but music took over his attention from practicing the vocation.
Rotimi Osukoya as he was then called in his school days started his music career as a member of the choir of Methodist Church, Sogunle in Lagos in the year 1978, a year he arrived Lagos from Ado Ekiti where his biological parents resided. He became the leader of the junior choir of the church in 1983 through the inspiration of his 2nd father Chief Samuel Oladodu Osukoya, now late and later became the church Choir master in 1984.
Timi Osukoya Telemi as fondly called in the music industry and ministry now preferred to be called Timi Orokoya Telemi on spiritual ground, is a recipient of over 50 awards from various organizations in Nigeria and overseas. He has recorded 27 albums and 2 singles, including PASSWORD. He is one of the Godfathers and stakeholders of Nigerian Music industry. A band leader of Telemi Gospel Music, founder of Praise Generation Assembly and Oke Eri prayer mountain in Imesi Ile. A pastor and an evangelist with apostolic commission..
Telemi was six years President of Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria and presently the convener of All Nigerian Gospel Music Revival Conference-ANGOMREC. Married to Oluyemisi Abimbola a medical practitioner and blessed with three wonderful grace, two girls one boy.
Timi has worked and produced notable Nigeria artistes like King Sunny Ade on the project Nigeria ti gbogbo wa ni in 1994, which he composed and produced. He wrote the introductory part of Wasiu Alabi Pasuma’s first album titled RECOGNITION. He produced and directed the first Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria joint album in 1996 which featured the likes of Evang. Prof. Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi and Dr. Bola Are.
Message to the parents, please don’t force your children into choosing a career in life but guide them towards what you see them manifesting at early stages in life. I remember my father almost stopped my education because of my passion for music that led to the purchase of Fela Ransome Kuti’s album “IKOYI BLINDNESS” -#7 then when I was in form four. Today God has taken over the spirit to His own glory as you can see.
Amazingly You can download The Latest HIT Single by Telemi Featuring Dikoy – PASWORD Here
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