About Olli

Early Life
Olli was born on 12th September 1970 in Watford, United Kingdom to his parents. His mother is from South America and his father from Africa.
Olli is the first of three children.
In 1974, his mother with her children travelled to Africa to join her husband who already left United Kingdom to Africa.

At the age of five, Olli attended the Unijos Staff Primary School, Africa. In 1980, he sat for the National Entrance exams and passed all his papers including the interviews and was given the admission letter to Baptist High School (a Missionary school run by Americans). In 1986, Olli sat for the General Certificate of Education in eight subjects where he passed all.
He gained admission into Federal Polytechnic to read Civil Engineering in 1986 and obtained Ordinary National Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1988.
In 1988, he gained admission into the University at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria to study Civil Engineering and obtained a degree in Engineering in 1995.

Musical Career
In 1986, Olli joined the St. Pirans Church Youth Fellowship where he participated as one of the back-ups in the choir.
At the age of 19, he joined the Victory Choir in Bauchi State as one of the tenor singers whilst he was a student. He also participated as one of the back-ups in the Chapel Band and played the set drums.
In 1995, he joined the Solid Rock Choir in Abuja and hence Olli has now built on that Foundation which has now led him to become a gospel songwriter/singer. He was also inspired by so many gospel artists like Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Nicole C. Mullen. For further details, please visit www.olli-one.co.uk.

Olli is married with two children and has gone back to the studio to record his best work.

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