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Segun Oluwayomi, the third child and first son of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ajayi Ogunyomi in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, is an award-winning, renowned gospel saxophonist. He attended St Barnabas Primary School, Ilorin (1980 to 1986) and Government Secondary School, Ilorin (1986 to 1992). He went ahead to study Music at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Segun converted his passion for music into a profession, and in eleven years, he excelled immensely. In 1996, he met the Lord during a concert and received a mandate to use his gift to glorify God and bless lives.

Segun Oluwayomi has grown into a dynamic vessel that God is using. He stands out from the crowd due to his unconventional approach to worshipping God. His major aspiration is to please the Lord with his Saxophone, blending both traditional and contemporary music. He resorts to his heritage and entertains God with his language, rich in words. He believes that communicating with God and praising Him in your native language is the most effective way to connect with Him.

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Segun Oluwayomi has expanded his dynamic ministry beyond the borders of Nigeria. He has traveled to Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and parts of Eastern Africa. He is the organiser of the “Downtown Praise“, an outreach programme which runs every quarter since 2014. This outreach aims to bring Jesus to the streets, with a particular emphasis on reaching out to drug users and social misfits.

Since its inception, Downtown Praise has taken place in two prominent locations: beneath the iconic Ikeja bridge and in Ipodo, both of which are notorious for sheltering this group of people. Many lives have been saved thus far, and Jesus is being exalted.

Andrew Eze, a former prisoner, and drug addict was converted at one of these outreaches. He is now a presiding pastor at a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) branch in Delta State and goes by the name of Pastor Andrew Eze.

Segun Oluwayomi has four successful albums to his credit. They are Arugbo Ojo (series I), which he released in 2000;  Aseda Oga Ogo (Arugbo Ojo series II), which he released in 2005; New Glory (Arugbo Ojo series III), which he released in 2012. In 2021, he released the fourth album, titled AlujoHymn Fusion Series 1.

He currently hosts a radio programme called “AlujoHymn Fusion,” which airs every Sunday at 7 p.m. on Faaji FM 106.5. This programme birthed his fourth album. AlujoHymn Fusion radio programme is a 30-minute live performance during which he plays a medley of hymns from various backgrounds with full percussion. Listeners can also request that their favourite hymn be performed. This programme has gone viral, attracting fans from all around the country, and beyond who eagerly await it each week. There have been numerous testimonies as a result of Omo Arugbo Ojo’s prophetic utterances during the programme.

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Segun Oluwayomi, aka Omo Arugbo Ojo, is the face of Traditional Christian Music, bearing his MARK in African jazz. He is married to Boluwatife, and they are blessed with three children.

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