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Benita Okojie Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Husband

Benita Okojie Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Husband

Benita Iyere Okojie is a renowned Nigerian gospel artist and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2006 after releasing her song dubbed ‘Osemudiamen’ which went viral in the African gospel music scene.

Early Life

Benita was born on March 9, 1988, to her Nigerian parents in Nigeria. She is currently 34 years old. Benita is from the Isan tribe of Nigeria and hails from Edo state.

Sadly, her father died on February 16 in the year 2017.

Education

She went to Redeemers University in Nigeria where she graduated with a degree in the English language. After completing university, she took part in the National Youth Service Corps.

Career

Ever since she was young, Benita loved music. Together with her siblings, she used to sing Edo as well as Yoruba music mixes. When she was 10 years old, in 1998, she released her first song ‘Osemudiamen’ which got so much traction.

Luckily for her, her father had worked with musicians and knew how to manage her. Some of the musicians that he had worked with in the past include Chris Okotie, Onyeka Onwenu, and Sonny Okosun among others. This led him to be her manager by default, where he produced, distributed, and marketed Benita’s music.

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In 1999, Benita graced the FIFA Under-21 Worldcup which took place in Nigeria where she performed for the opening and closing ceremonies. In the year 2000, she had a performance during Nigeria’s 40th Independence Anniversary Celebration. Her song Unity Games became the theme song during the eighth All Africa Games.

Apart from singing, Benina is also an actress. She featured on Moving Up the Squad, which is a reality Television show.

Songs

Benita’s songs include Osemudiamen, Child of God, Peace, We are Strong, Ayo, Jesus and I, Confidence, Celebrate Jesus, Egbongbon, Owase, Jesu N’Abba, Save the Children, and Prayer for Nigeria among others.

Husband and Children

Benita tied the knot on November 16, 2016, when she got married to her lovely husband Olawale Adeyina.

The couple is blessed with 2 children. On October 2017, they were blessed with their first child. Their 2nd child was born in 2019.

Net worth

Benita’s net worth is estimated to be about $1.5 million.

Real Name Benita Iyere Okojie
Age 34 years old (2022)
Nationality Nigerian
Education Level Degree
Place of Birth Edo State
Birth Sign Pisces
Year of Birth March 9, 1988
Religion Christian
Spouse Olawale Adeyina
Children 2
Profession/Career Artist, Songwriter
Net Worth $1.5 Million

 

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