List of Old Yoruba Gospel and Worship Songs

Old Yoruba gospel songs from gospel artists like Tope Alabi, Shola Allyson, and Yinka Ayefele will live forever. These songs, which can be divided into praise and worship songs, have had a significant influence on the Christian lives of Yoruba people. They are so good that they are still used in some Christian churches for praise and worship.

List of Old Yoruba Worship Songs

Below is a list of some of the old Yoruba gospel worship songs:

1. Agbara Olorun Ki Bati

  • Year of Release: 2004
  • Album Artist: Pastor J. A. Adelakun

Agbara Olorun Ki Bati is one of the old Yoruba gospel songs of the early 2000s. The song was released by Pastor J. A. Adelakun and uploaded to YouTube on April 15, 2016. The seven-minute, forty-nine-second worship song has to date gotten over 14k views and only 71 likes on YouTube. Just as the name Agbara Olorun which means the power of God, the worship song is centered on showing the power of God.

2. Olorun Igbala 

  • Year of Release: 1983
  • Written by: Funmi Aragbaye

This is one of the Yoruba worship songs that reminds us of God’s mighty nature to rescue humanity as the King of our salvation. The song was composed by one of the Yoruba gospel singers, Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye. The title Olorun Igbala, which means God of salvation in the English language, is focused on describing the mightiness of God towards saving his people.

3. Kabi O Osi

  • Year of Release: 2010
  • Album Artist: Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi is known as one of the Nigerian gospel singers who has released a lot of worship songs. Kabi O Osi is one of her old Yoruba gospel songs that became a trend after its release. Since the upload of her song on YouTube, Kabi o osi has gotten over 878k views and over 4k likes. The worship song was widely used as a special Sunday service song for ministration by a lot of Christian choirs.

4. Oore Ti O Common

  • Year of Release: 2001
  • Album Artist: Tope Alabi

This song, titled Oore Ti O Common, is included on Tope Alabi’s first studio album, released in 2001. She rose to prominence with the release of her album Oore ti O Common, which received 10 good euphonies. So far, the worship song has gotten over 230k views and 1,400 likes on YouTube.

5. Ijoba Orun

  • Year of Release: 2004
  • Album Artist: Lara George

Ijoba Orun is one of the hit worship songs by Lara George, a renowned gospel singer. The song got a lot of recognition in and out of the western boundaries of Nigeria, regardless of its language restrictions. Ijoba Orun to date is still used as a special song by so many church choirs all over the country.

Released in 2004, it has gotten more than 8 million views on YouTube and 16k likes since its upload.

6. Apere Bibo Jesu Leekeji

  • Year of Release: 1988
  • Album Artist: Bola Are

The song, Apere Bibo Jesu Leekeji by Evangelist (Dr) Bola Are, is one of the oldest Yoruba gospel worship songs that has made several marks in gospel music at large. The song is one of her best songs and was released in 1988. To date, the song has not been uploaded to her YouTube page, but it can be downloaded or streamed through other platforms.

7. Gbeje Fori

  • Year of Release: 2005
  • Album Artist: Shola Allyson

Gbeje Fori is one of the old gospel songs by Shola Allyson. This wonderful worship song was uploaded on YouTube in February 26, 2021. It has received over 18k views and over a hundred likes since its upload. The song was written by Shola Allyson and was released in 2005.

8. Angeli Mi

  • Year of Release: 2007
  • Album Artist: Tope Alabi

Angeli Mi is one of the soundtracks from the music archives of the popular Nigerian gospel musician Tope Alabi. The song was released in 2007 and was uploaded to YouTube on October 15, 2015, by CDBaby. On the album Angeli mi, the song is the fourth track but has attracted much attention in the gospel music industry. It has received many positive reviews from people that understand Yoruba and has been widely used for worship songs in most churches.

9. Mimo Medley (Im’oore)

  • Year of Release: 2009
  • Album Artist: Sola Allyson

Im’oore is a worship song written by Sola Allyson and was released in 2009. It is a complete worship song for devotion and meditation. The song is a worship song to show gratitude to God for what he has done. Im’oore has gotten over 334k views on YouTube, with over 3k likes and positive reviews.

10. Kokoro Igbala

  • Year of Release: 2008
  • Album Artist: Tope Alabi

This song is one of the oldest gospel worship songs by the popular gospel musician Tope Alabi. Kokoro Igbala is not only sung for melody but as a worship song that drives one to total repentance before God. So many churches all over the country invited the musician specifically for this song. Currently, it is used by some churches in the western part of Nigeria for worship ministration.

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Yoruba Praise Songs List

Here are some of the Old Yoruba gospel praise songs:

11. Adura Owuro

  • Year of Release: 1977
  • Album Artist: Bola Are

Adura Owuro is another popular praise song from the early 1980s, sung by Evangelist Bola Are. The song’s title in the English language means Morning Prayer, which is why it is used as an early morning praise song by most Yoruba Christians. Aduro Owuro so far has gotten over 6.6k views on YouTube and a lot of positive reviews.

12. Agbara Esu Ko Da Nibiti Jesu Gbe Njoba

  • Year of Release: 1971
  • Album Artist: Bola Are

This is one of the best praise songs released by Bola Are in the early 70s. Just as the meaning of the song what power does the devil have where Jesus reigns?, the song is focused on praising the power of Jesus Christ.

13. Agbara Olorun Ki Baati

  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Album Artist: Pastor J. A. Adelakun

This is a praise song by Pastor J. A. Adelakun that is titled Agbara Olorun Ki Bati which means in the English language the power of God that builds.’ It is a slow-tempo praise song that focuses on explaining the mighty power of God. So far, the song has gotten over 14k views on YouTube and has gotten lots of positive reviews on other channels.

14. Osemudiame

  • Year of Release: 1998
  • Album Artist: Benita Okojie

The praise song Osemudiame is one of the songs from Benita Okojie’s album titled Child of God.The song title, when translated into the English language, means The Lord supports me. When Benita Okojie released the song at a young age, she focused the praise song on the assurance that the Lord is always beside his people. To date, the song is still receiving positive reviews despite being one of the oldest popular Yoruba gospel songs.

15. Opelope Anointing

  • Year of Release: 1998
  • Album Artist: Dunmi Olanrewaju

Opelope Anointing is a praise song by Dunmi Olanrewaju from the late 90s. The song was one of the best praise songs by the gospel singer as it is still played by some Christians in the western part of Nigeria.

16. Ibanuje Ti Keru

  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Album Artist: Pastor J. A. Adelakun

Ibanuje Ti Keru is a praise song by Pastor Adelakun from the album Agbara Olorun Ki Baati. The song has a duration of 7:00 and has attracted over 36k likes on Youtube. Ibanuje Ti Keru means The great depression’ in the English language which is why the song focused on the depression that will befall unbelievers during the rapture.

17. Something Else 

  • Year of Release: 2000
  • Album Artist: Yinka Ayefele

Something else is an old praise song written and sung by Yinka Ayefele, one of the best Yoruba gospel musicians. The song was released in 2000, and it is the third release after Sweet Experience, which he released in 1999. On Youtube, the song has gotten over 102k views and several recognitions and positive reviews.

18. Gratitude

  • Year of Release: 2007
  • Album Artist: Yinka Ayefele

The song is one of the old Yoruba gospel praise songs by Yinka Ayefele. It is titled Jesu O se Un in the Yoruba language and Gratitude in its English version. Gratitude is centered on showing a grateful and appreciative heart to God. The song today still has lots of recognition as many Yoruba gospel bands still play the song in live performances. On Youtube, it has also gained over 599k views and lots of likes from viewers.

19. Eji Owuro

  • Year of Release: 2003
  • Album Artist: Sola Allyson

Eji Owuro is one of the old Yoruba gospel songs by Sola Allyson. The gospel musician released the song in 2003, and it was centered on genuine love among believers. So far on Youtube, the song that lasted for 6 minutes and 20 seconds has gotten over 256k views.

20. Pin Rere

  • Year of Release: 2015
  • Album Artist: Evan. (Dr) Funmi Aragbaye

The song titled Pin Rere by the Yoruba gospel musician Funmi Aragbaye was aimed at encouraging Christians to hold fast as the end will bring a positive share. From its release in 2015 to date, it has been used on different occasions by so many Christian choirs as a special song. Pin Rere has gotten its share of views on YouTube as it currently has more than 5k views from the public.


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