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Tayo Knights (Akintayo Phillips) is an amazing singer, songwriter, guitarist from Nigeria. He loves LOVE and God, and his mission in life is to preach God and Love everywhere he goes! Tayo Knights was a guest singer at Jubilee Christian Centre, an offshoot of the Redeemed Christian Church of God last Sunday February 4 2018.

He was invited to worship at the Loft Lagos, a young adult arm of the Jubilee Christian Centre, Aguda Surulere. DeeDee got a scoop of his ministration and has the video below to share:

Brief Life story of Tayo Knights

Growing up

Tayo Knights was born into the family of Akinola in Itaogbolu, Ondo State in the mid 80s and christened Akinola Akintayo Oluwatimilehin. He attended the prestigious Ola-Oluwa Nursery and Primary School Iju, Ondo State between 1990 and 1996 before proceeding to Federal Government College, Ibillo, Edo State where he completed is Junior Secondary school from 1997 to 1999. He later had his senior school certificate from the Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State between 1999-2002.

He proceeded to have his Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying from the renowned Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he graduated with honors. Tayo’s¬†passion for music dated back to his secondary school days when they fondly call him Michael Jackson because he could imitate the dancing steps of the Pop Star.


Tayo Knights is a gifted songwriter, guitarist, poet, author, Quantity Surveyor (at Ridgewell Construction Co) and a proud single dad of the beautiful princess, Michelle Akinola.

While in the university, he developed a passion for guitar. He claims that guitar inspires him to write soulful songs. Tayo Knights is one of the fast rising anointed worship leader God has gifted Nigeria with in this age.

Any current activities?

He’s currently working on his debut singles titled, “Prayer Changes Everything”. Tayo Knights is the current media director and music minister for Alpha Nigeria (a global organization started by Nick Gumbel for the revitalization of the Church with it’s head quarter in the United Kingdom).

Dreams and Aspirations?

In his words “Music has always been like breathing to me, it’s my essence and my fragrance. I believe music is what I am particularly wired to do and the best I could do with it is to use it to glorify God; sing about the ethos of love and be a global voice for the voiceless and less privileged African children”.

What love means

“Love is everything, the bedrock of life, the invisible but powerful force that brought the universe into existence and regulates it. So in essence, love is God and God is love. Anyone without God in him is incapable of love.

How about a collaboration with DeeDeesTV?

A collaboration with Deedeesblog this Valentine will be a fantastic idea. I’ll say bring it on. He said.


What do you think about a Valentine collaboration with Tayo Knights? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

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    Akinola Olusegun Akinsanmi
    February 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    It will definitely be an awesome collaboration.

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