Biography of Minister Ibitayo Jeje

Minister Ibitayo Jeje, who is popularly known as IBITAYO, is one of Nigeria’s truest female music ministers. A woman set on bringing hope to the world through the word of God in music, started her music career over 10 years ago. Ibitayo began her singing career performing in various choirs, leading the president Olusegun Obasanjo’s Chapel in otta, Ogun State. She is also the daughter of a foremost gospel minister, Reverend Bola Arowolo. She later did collaborations with friends such as Minister Sammie Okposo, Kore, Dr. Sonnie Badu (UK), Rocksam, Soji Israel, Mike Aremu and many more.

Full Biography of Minister Ibitayo Jeje

Ibitayo’s first album released seven years ago was titled “You need a man”. The album was inspired by a desire to educate people about Jesus Christ. Ibitayo went back to the studio in late 2008, defining and refining her sound by creating a distinct brand within an almost lost genre of music called “High-life”.

Her first single from the new album released in March 2008 titled “E no dey slumber” meaning God never slumbers, is causing a wave within the Nigerian gospel music industry. Set Him Off Music, a leading worldwide gospel music label and publishing outfit based in the United Kingdom, describes the single as “a breath of fresh air”, while the Gospel Vibes Magazine describes it as a “….triumph for modern day music. A beautiful blend of African rhythms, salsa and jazz, which gives it that easy listening vibe, which elevates it into brilliance”.

Minister Ibitayo is an influential female voice in Nigerian gospel music and has brought her style of music into international acceptance. Her New Album contains some African inspired songs. It is described as a blend of highlife music, using the English language as a platform to reach a wider audience with a fusion of pidgin and vernacular within the international community. The first two singles from the album ‘E No Dey Slumber’ and ‘Yanga Fakosi’ have fantastic video, which are currently playing on all national and cable TV networks in Nigeria (on youtube also).

Minister Ibitayo Jeje is active on social media. You can connect with her via her official handles on Facebook, Instagram and X.


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