Taiwo Oladoye

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Taiwo Oladoye
Born Ibadan, Nigeria
Origin Abeokuta, Nigeria
Genres Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer
Website www.taiwooladoye.com

Taiwo Oladoye (full name: Esther Taiwo David-Oladoye) is an award-winning Nigerian female contemporary gospel singer and composer. In 2013 she won four awards in the space of eight weeks, beating household names like Henrisoul, Ibitayo Jeje & Flo in the process[citation needed]. One of the awards, the 'Outstanding Mother of the Year' award was presented to her on Mother's Day in March, 2013 in recognition of her single, 'My Mother '.[citation needed]


Born in Ibadan, Oyo State but raised in Lagos, her primary education was at Niger Pre-Age International Home School, Ipaja[citation needed], and her Secondary education at Comprehensive High School (aka COMPRO), Aiyetoro, Ogun State[citation needed]. Thereafter, she proceeded to study Accountancy at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria[citation needed]. She completed her National Youth Service Corps program in Biu, Borno State, Nigeria[citation needed].

Taiwo was Praise & Worship leader in the Christian Union at Polytechnic, Ibadan (1995-1997), Rhema Chapel, Agbowo, Ibadan (1998-2000),[1] and is currently in the Faith Tabernacle Choir of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel.[2]

Influences and comparisons[edit]

She has said in several interviews, that her music career has been influenced by Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams, Vicki Yohe, Shirley Caesar and Whitney Houston.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Taiwo is married to David Oladoye[citation needed]. They are members of the Living Faith Church[citation needed].

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • 2013 - Best New Artiste at the Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards (MEGAWARDS)
  • 2013 - Best New Artiste of the Year at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards
  • 2013 - Best Indigenous Song (Alternative) at the Nigerian Gospel Music Awards (NGMA)


  • 2013 - Best Music Video at the Music Entertainment and Gospel Awards (MEGAWARDS)
  • 2013 - Best Female Vocalist at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards


Shake Up The Heavens (2012)[edit]

Her debut album titled 'Shake up the Heaven', a 6-track album produced by Tosin Olajide Paul of the ROTE Entertainment and mixed by Ojo Noah Kay of K-Strings,[4] was launched in December 2012.