It’s exactly 20 years since singer Yinka Ayefele lost his legs in a ghastly motor accident.
Yinka Ayefele, who is a successful Yoruba gospel singer, remembered the life-changing incident on his Instagram today, Tuesday, December 12, 21017.
The singer shared a picture collage of his crushed car and him before the accident. “Exactly 20years Today, 12th of December 1997 MY TURNING POINT ……………….
GLORY BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY FOR HIS LOVE AND KINDNESS OVER MY LIFE FROM THE PAST 20 YEARS SINCE I HAD THAT ACCIDENT, IT WAS INDEED “MY TURNING POINT”….. I AM GRATEFUL TO YOU LORD FOR MAKING ME A “LIVING TESTIMONY “….. AND I SINCERELY SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR YOUR UNFLINCHING SUPPORT FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS…………. WHERE EVER YOU’RE, PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE GOD ON MY BEHALF” he wrote.
Yinka Ayefele also shared footage of his first music video after the accident. The video contains clips of him before the accident, the wrecked car and him during rehabilitation in the hospital.
The accident left Yinka Ayefele with a damaged spinal cord. The tragic accident did not stop him from having a successful music career. He started his singing career after the accident. He released his first album ‘Bitter Experience‘ in 1998. Most of the songs on his debut album were composed in the hospital with his friend Kola Olootu.
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Yinka Ayefele has 21 albums in his discography. Prior to the accident, Ayefele was a broadcaster and journalist who worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria in Ibadan.
Yinka Ayefele who hails from Ekiti is an ambassador of his state. In 2011, he was awarded the Member of the Order of the Niger by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.