Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun was a Nigerian gospel artist, pastor, and motivational speaker. She was born on July 20, 1984, in Lagos, Nigeria, to the renowned Nigerian pastor, Bimbo Odukoya, and Taiwo Odukoya. Tolu was the first child of her parents and had two younger siblings, Tobi and Timilehin.
Tolu grew up in a Christian home and was actively involved in her father’s ministry, The Fountain of Life Church, where she served as a worship leader and youth pastor. She attended the University of Lagos, where she obtained a degree in Psychology.
In 2007, Tolu released her debut album, “Extended Play,” which was well received by fans and critics alike. The album featured hit tracks such as “I’m Yours,” “My Heart,” and “Forever.” She went on to release several other albums, including “Introducing Tolu,” “My Offering,” and “God Alone.”
Aside from her music career, Tolu was also a motivational speaker and a pastor. She founded the Real Talk Women Empowerment Network, which aimed to empower women and young girls to reach their full potential. She also co-hosted a radio show, “Real Talk with Tolu,” where she discussed various issues affecting women and young people.
Tolu was married to Olumide Ijogun, and they had two children together. Sadly, Tolu passed away on February 5, 2019, at the age of 34, following complications from childbirth. Her death was a shock to many, and she was mourned by fans, friends, and family members alike.
Tolu’s legacy lives on through her music, her ministry, and the lives she touched through her motivational speaking. She was a shining example of a woman who lived her life to the fullest and impacted the world positively.