Biography of Salau Aliu Olayiwola (Testimony Jaga)

Born on 3rd March, 1984, Testimony Jaga is a gospel music artiste, song writer and influencer.

Salau Aliu Olayiwola who is popularly known as Testimony Jaga was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, on the 9th of March 1987. He was born to a father who married six wives and had twenty-seven children – of which he is the twenty-second (22nd) child. Testimony Jaga is a native of Ijebu-Remo in Ogun State.

Growing up, Testimony Jaga took interest in music at a young age. He began his education at O and A Nursery and Primary School, Ogun State and proceeded to complete his secondary school education at Speed Ladded School. Due to his interest in music, he dropped out of University of Lagos to concentrate on full time music.

As a Nigerian Fuji, afro-pop recording and performing gospel artist, who started his gospel musical career from the Loveworld records under the revered Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder and President of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated (Christ Embassy), Testimony Jaga’s Gospel Music Career and popularity was preceded by the debut release of his first gospel single: "Igara" in 2018, which won him the "Artist of the Year" awards at The LIMA Awards 2019. Today, his songs are mostly composed in a beautiful mix and blend of English, Yoruba and pidgin.

Testimony Jaga's career as a gospel singer started in 2012 after he stopped making secular music. He is the pioneer of Street Gospel Movement, a ministry that combines music and social welfare service as tool for spreading the gospel to people in the streets of Lagos.

On 20 July 2019, Revolution Plus Property unveiled Testimony Jaga as their brand ambassador. He was also unveiled as one of Agil Express brand ambassador on 28 January 2022.

Testimony Jaga embarked on his first major media tour in United Kingdom titled "Testimony Jaga Live in UK" in November 2021.
Personal life

In 2011 Testimony Jaga was arrested alongside a group of other suspects and jailed for alleged car-snatching belonging to a man who died during the supposed car robbery at his residence in Lagos during his early musical career. Four months later after investigation, he was exonerated by the magistrate court and cleared of all charges against him, and he was released.

Songs and Musical Releases by Testimony Jaja

Testimony Jaga has released many other singles like Take it, Jehovah Doer amongst others. He has featured gospel artists such Akporo, Frank Edwards, Israel Strong, etc and as well, has been featured on gospel songs belonging to other gospel musical artists such as Mike Abdul, Password, Timi Phoenix, Elijah Daniel, Ologodidan amongst others. His songs and musical releases include the following:

    "Igara (Boast)" 2019
    "Take it" 2019
    "Jehova" 2019
    "Gbese" 2019
    "Gone For Life" 2019
    "Goal!" 2019
    "Mash It" 2020
    "Kpansa Kpansa" 2020
    "Jehovah Doer" 2020
    "Miracle" 2020
    "Parti Pour La Vie" 2020
    "Kpansa Kpansa (French Version)" 2020
    "Not Enough" 2020
    "I Have Moved ft Israel Strong" 2020
    "Jesus" 2020
    "Biggie Biggie" 2020
    "Gbera" 2020
    "Omo Olorun Soro Soke" 2020
    "Not Normal ft Akpororo" 2021
    "My Style" 2021
    "My Thanks (Ese)" 2021
    "My Evidence ft Frank Edwards" 2021
    "Apero for Christ" 2021
    "Give Him Praise" 2021
    "Power In My Praise" 2022
    "Tungba In Christ" 2022
    "I Don't Care" 2022

Awards and nominations
Winner, Artist of the Year 2019     - LIMA Awards

Testimony Jaga is active on social media. You can connect with him via his official handles on Facebook, Instagram, X, Tiktok and Threads. You can also follow his gospel music updates via his official YouTube Channel here.

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