Biography of Professor Daniel Kolawole Olukoya

Professor Daniel Kolawole Olukoya was born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria to Mr. Olukoya, a Police officer and Mrs. Olukoya, a trader.

He was registered at St. John’s CAC Primary School, Akure, where he was recognized as an exceptionally intelligent child coming tops throughout his stay at the school.

Later when his family moved to Lagos, he was enrolled at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute metta from which he graduated with excellent results.

Professor D.K. Olukoya then proceeded to Methodist Boys’ High School (MBHS), Broad Street, Lagos (established in 1878). Incidentally, this is where he became born again.

It was also at MBHS that he encountered an Indian teacher who once said in class “Boys, if you want to escape poverty, READ YOUR BOOK!” DKO doggedly followed this advice, studying from 9pm to 3am daily.

By the time DKO finished from MBHS, he was the best graduating student of his set.

In 1976, Professor Daniel Olukoya was admitted into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology.

Pastor DK Olukoya graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree in Microbiology.

He was the first person to have achieved a first-class in the course at the university and his G.P.A is still the highest recorded so far (as at February 2010) in that course.

Soon after graduation, he won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Despite the natural difficulty of the programme, DKO earned his PhD in 3 years and returned to Nigeria.

Upon his return to Nigeria, DKO joined the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, where his reputation as an exceptional Geneticist of African origin became established. DKO emerged as an authority in the study of genetics, publishing over 70 scientific papers in a short span (a remarkable feat by any standard).

He also taught Genetics and was external examiner in a number of universities. Moreover, he has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world.

Even today, DKO continues to contribute to the field of genetics and biotechnology via the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO established to empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Prof. Olukoya’s father, apart from being a policeman, was also a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). Thus, he was raised in a Christian home with Christian beliefs.

Throughout all his years in school, DKO was committed to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ. His passion for Jesus and his spiritual fire increased tremendously during his doctorate degree in the United Kingdom.

Prof. Olukoya’s ministry is heavily influenced by the work of Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, the founder of the Christ Apostolic Church.

In the dedication pages of the Prayer Rain and Prayer Passport books, Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya wrote in reverence that Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola was a minister of God who understood the power of prayer.

He was a man mightily used by God to ignite the fire of the first Christian revival in Nigeria in the 1930s.

Apostle Ayo Babalola and his team of aggressive prayer warriors entered forbidden forests, silenced demons that demanded worship and paralysed deeply rooted, anti-gospel activities.

Dr. Olukoya heads the Mountain of Fire and Miracles ministry. The church began in a rented hall on Old Yaba road, Ebute-Meta, Lagos, in the early 1990s, but has grown big with branches across Nigeria and abroad. It is worth billions of naira in assets.

The church owns a tertiary institution, the Mountain Top University, and a football club, MFM FC, which its Chairman, Godwin Enakhena, a sports journalist, has always explained was established to provide worthwhile engagements for youths with football talents.

Dr. Olukoya is a musician and song composer. His popular song, “Oke Nla Sidi” translated to mean “O ye mountain, be removed” was said to be formed after many years of waiting on the Lord for his son, Elijah Toluwani Olukoya.

According to a testimony by his wife, Pastor Dr. Shade Olukoya, she said that Dr Olukoya, upon hearing the news of his son’s birth immediately burst into singing.

According to her, she said that he sang till they got to their house and he was so happy that he missed the way, went to another apartment and was trying his keys on the lock.

At the time, they had waited on the Lord for over 16 years of marriage, so there was every reason to be joyful.

Professor Olukoya is happily married to his heartthrob, Pastor (Dr) Elizabeth Folasade Olukoya. They got married on November 11th 1989 and together, they are blessed with a son, Elijah Toluwani Olukoya.

The books of Dr. Daniel Olukoya are published by the Battle Cry Christian Ministries. He has published works to include over 400 life-changing Christian books (as at July 2021), audio tapes and CDs, video discs and many more.

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These Message Titles are arranged in Alphabetical order to to ease your search. Download, Listen, be Blessed and Share!

Message Titles

  • Too Late to Pray
  • The Tragedy of Wasted Opportunities
  • The Tragedy of Cockroach Christians
  • Tapping into the Creative Power of God
  • The Secret of Complete Deliverance
  • Wanted Young Prophet

Books by Dr D. K. Olukoya

Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya is an established book author with over 250 book titles to his name. His books cover gospel, spirituality, deliverance and much more. You can download his books via his official e-book website here