Rejoice Iwueze is a Nigerian musician and motivational speaker who became famous as a member of the family child music group, Destined Kids. Rejoice is 30 years old, as she was born on 18 August 1993. She is married to Temitayo “Tayo” Samuel Oladapo – a data analyst and gospel rap artist.
Rejoice’s fame started at a young age and she has been able to maintain it over the years. As a member of Destined Kids, she co-recorded songs such as Joy Joy Joy, Melody Melody Melody, and Holiday alongside her four siblings.
Summary of Rejoice Iwueze’s Bio
- Full name: Rejoice Chidinma Oladapo (nee Iwueze)
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: 18 August 1993
- Rejoice Iwueze’s Age: 30 years old
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Rejoice Iwueze’s Husband: Temitayo Samuel Oladapo
- Rejoice Iwueze’s Parents: Pastor Stephen Iwueze and Deaconess Love Iwueze
- Siblings: Favour, Joshua, Best, Caleb Iwueze, and Wonderful Iwueze
- Rejoice Iwueze’s Net worth: Over $50,000 (estimated)
- Famous for: Destined Kids
- Rejoice Iwueze’s Instagram: @rejoice_iwueze
- Twitter: @rejoice_iwueze
- Facebook: Rejoice Iwueze
How Old Is Rejoice Iwueze and Where Is She From?
Rejoice Iwueze is 30 years old. She was born on August 18, 1993, in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State in Southeastern Nigeria. She belongs to one of Africa’s most famous ethnic groups- Igbo.
Rejoice is the second of six children and her parents are Pastor Stephen Iwueze and Deaconess Love Iwueze. Her siblings, on the other hand, are Favour Iwueze, Joshua, Best, Caleb Iwueze, and Wonderful Iwueze.
Growing up, the singer battled with stuttering and battled to gain self-confidence. Her parents and others around her were there to motivate her, but it was difficult. However, she she shared that she prayed about it and regained confidence. Her prayer life was strengthened so much so that by 14, she was already speaking in tongues.
Regarding her education, Rejoice attended different schools while growing up and later obtained a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State. The institution is known for graduating famous entertainers such as Zuby Michael, Mike Ezuronye, Rita Edochie, and Ebube Nwagbo.
She Started Her Music Career at the Age of 5
At the age of 5, Iwueze started her music career. She fast gained fame, especially among children and lovers of gospel music in Nigeria. She was part of the children’s music group, Destined Kids, alongside her four siblings whose names were earlier mentioned.
At the time they were still together, many of their songs were written by their father, Pastor Stephen Iwueze and most of their songs focused on God and his love for people. Also, they paid attention to teaching morals through their music.
At 7, she became one of the most famous child celebrities in Nigeria when Destined Kids recorded one of their most renowned songs, Joy Joy Joy. The song also became the title of many of their albums which were made in different volumes.
Afterward, they released other songs and recorded albums. Some of their songs include Kumba Ya Lord (2014), Jesus Lives, He’s My Saviour, Oh Nigeria, and Holiday.
Is Rejoice Iwueze Still Singing?
Yes, the former Destined Kids singer is still into music. She is signed to a music record label in Imo State called God’s Mercy Connection and released an album titled “Such is Life”. Beyond recording songs, she also ministers and is a motivational speaker. Most of her speeches are directed toward life, marriage, and the gospel of Christ. Rejoice shares most of her messages on her YouTube channel, Rejoice Iwueze.
Furthermore, Rejoice is the president of a Christian religious organization known as Blissful Ladies Ministry. The organization has organized summits, prayer and fasting, and also giving to the needy among other things.
List of Rejoice Iwueze’s Songs
- If Not God
- I Shall Not Fear Ft. Rejoice Iwueze
- I Will Shine
- Such is Life
Meet Rejoice Iwueze’s Husband, Tayo
The musician is married to Temitayo Samuel Oladapo who is otherwise known as Tayo or Tblaze. They were married a few months after they were engaged in September 2022. The traditional wedding was held on 16 November 2022 and the white wedding was in Onitsha, Anambra State, on 19 November 2022.
The couple met at a Christian program and were drawn to each other. Although Tayo wanted more, Rejoice was keen to keep him as a “brother” rather than having a romantic relationship.
From being friends, they later started dating and were married afterward. In one of her YouTube videos, the singer said she noticed his intelligence and that was a good reason to want to be a part of his life. More so, his honesty among other things, made her accept his proposal.
Tayo is currently a regular face on Rejoice’s social media platforms. He has also been featured in numerous videos on the singer’s YouTube channel. In fact, the singer has given credit to her husband for mostly shooting her videos.
Away from supporting her career, Tayo is into different things. He is a graduate of the University of Benin, where he studied Chemistry. He is also into farming and served as a project manager at Shield Construction.
In 2018, he had his mandatory one-year National Youth Service in Jigawa State. At the time, he served as a Chemistry teacher at a school in Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa.
As of this report, Rejoice Iwueze’s husband is the general manager of Dappytee Enterprise – a company that has expertise in agriculture, livestock, and the importation and exportation of products.
According to his Instagram page, he is also a crypto and forex expert, data analyst, and gospel rap artist.
Does Rejoice Chidinma Iwueze Have Any Children?
The singer does not have any children at the time of this report. However, there have been several rumors that she was pregnant even before she was married. According to a YouTube post she made, she said year in and year out, different rumors about how she got pregnant continued to make it to the public domain.
According to her story, there were claims that she was raped and impregnated by armed robbers – a story that was false. In another, it was reported that she was expecting a child with a gospel artist. Again, the information turned out to be false.
The pregnancy rumor is not the only story about her that has been told and it turned out to be false. Another rumour had it that she had died. Again, this sort of rumor is not new to celebrities. Several famous people such as Yinka Ayefele and Chiwetalu Agu were at a time rumored to be dead before they came out to debunk the news.