Olli

 

Olli was born in Watford, United Kingdom, the first of three children.  His mother is from South America and his father from Africa. In 1974, his mother with her children travelled to Africa to join her husband.

Education

 

At the age of five, Olli attended the Unijos Staff Primary School, Africa.

Whilst he was still a pupil, his parents enrolled him in flute and singing classes.

 

In 1980, he sat for the National Entrance exams, passed and was given the admission letter to Baptist High School (a Missionary school run by Americans). There Olli was taught how to write Music notes and how to sing.

 

In 1986, Olli sat for the General Certificate of Education in eight subjects where he passed all.

 

He gained admission into Federal Polytechnic to read Civil Engineering in 1986 and obtained Ordinary National Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1988. Whilst he was a student, Olli had an encounter with the Lord and accepted him as his personal Saviour.

 

In 1988, he then gained admission into the University at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria to study Civil Engineering and obtained a degree in Engineering in 1995.

Musical Career

 

In 1986, Olli joined the St. Pirans Church Youth Fellowship where he participated as one of the back-ups in the choir.  At the age of 19, he joined the Victory Choir in Bauchi State as one of the tenor singers whilst he was a student. He also participated as one of the back-ups in the Chapel Band and played the set drums.

 

After obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering in 1995, he joined the Solid Rock Choir in Abuja and hence Olli has now built on that foundation which has now led him to become a gospel songwriter/singer.  He was also inspired by  many gospel artists like Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adamsa, Mary Mary, Nicole C. Mullen, Donnie McClurkin, Shirley Caesar, Maranatha Singers, Don Moen, Alvin Slaughter and Panam Percy Paul.

 

The word of the Lord has helped Olli through many life challenges by inspiring him to write a number of songs such as:

 

  • The Virtuous Woman
  • Blessed Man
  • Lead Me Lord
  • Secret Place of the Most High
  • Zion
  • Lifted
  • Time and Season

 

Some have been produced as demo's and a single “The Virtuous Woman” has been released via Matchbox Recordings and Universal.

 

Other songs produced Blessed Classic, Olli intro, Christmas Time Again, Light, Beautiful God and Happy Birthday. Blessed Classic and Olli intro are for adverts.

 

Song Inspiration

 

Other songs produced Blessed Classic, Olli intro, Christmas Time Again, Light, Beautiful God and Happy Birthday.

 

Blessed Classic and Olli intro are for adverts.

 

The song titled “Lifted” was based on life challenges and how the provision of God turned every situation around. Full Video to be released this year 2015.

 

Psalms 121:1-2 says that “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.

 

The song “Light” was based on the Word of God in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1-3). The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light.”

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the “True Light” because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

 

Beautiful God and Happy Birthday to be released 2015.

 

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