Wole Awolola was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria to Rev & Mrs Awolola. Deeply involved in his father’s church, his interest in music was formed at an early age when he sang in the children’s choir and with his four siblings quite regularly. He started learning to play the acoustic guitar at the age of ten, but eventually settled for the base guitar which he played alongside his dad on keyboard and his brother on percussion on Sunday mornings. He later became the choir director.
He released his first solo project in 2007 titled ‘Let Everything’, an EP of three songs for which he received an AGMA (Africa Gospel Music Award) nomination for the NEXT BIG ACT. He has since featured on so many recording projects as a songwriter, arranger, producer and vocalist such as ‘My hiding place’ and ‘That’s how we worship’, both by Matthew Ashimolowo & the KICC choir, and ‘You’re my shepherd’ by AGMA Award winning vocalist Diana Hamilton. ‘Wewe Ni Mwema’ by Beatrice Muniu, ‘More of You’ by Isabella and many more.
His unique blend of R&B and soul on worship songs earned him the privilege to feature as an artist and worship leader at many gospel music concerts around the country including ‘SET HIM OFF’, the AGMA Awards, the JUMP Music Video Awards and PraiseTek Gospel Music Awards. In 2010, he was invited to make a presentation on the first episode of a new TV gospel show ‘The Sounds Of Gospel’ alongside the international Gospel Artistes, Shevelle Franklyn, Mark Beswick, Noel Robinson, Beverley Trotman and Sonni Badu.
Although Wole’s music influences have varied greatly over both his childhood and adult lives, the ones that were most influential during his formative years as a vocalist include Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Boys II Men, Marvin Sapp, Stevie Wonder, Kim Burrell, just to name a few.
Wole is mostly notable for his vocal prowess and depth in his song writing; his ability to carry the audience along with his unique worship style and his selfless and friendly nature to family, friends and acquaintances.
His annual worship event, Night of Worship (N.O.W) -now in its 4th year- attracts such a varied audience who have come to appreciate his music over the years so much that the event was rated unique and awesome!