Abraham Great

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Abraham Great
Born November 6, 1977 (1977-11-06) (age 46)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Nationality British-Nigerian
Alma mater University of Buckingham
Occupation Business & Strategy Consultant, Leadership & Management Trainer, Author, Motivational speaker, Song-Writer, Pastor, Lawyer - Youth Advocate and Social Commentator
Known for It is working...®, Founder Great Dynasty Group Global, Founder Great Magnis LTD, Golden Pen LTD
Spouse Queen Olajumoke GREAT
Children Darren, Dexter, Divine, Denzel

Abraham Great (born 6 November 1977) is a UK-based author, pastor, gospel artist, and speaker.[1][2]

Early life and education

Great was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Reverend Joshua Olukunle Akintayo and Deaconess Abigail Asani Akintayo.[3] The name ‘Great’ was given to him by his father.[4]

Great started his undergraduate education as a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Lagos. He later graduated with honours at Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida.[5] In 2019, he completed a LLB Law with Management at the University of Buckingham.[6] In 2020, he studied Service Economy at the University of Buckingham where he earned an MSc in Management Service. He is currently studying at the University of London for a Global MBA.[7]


File:Abraham Great with Nigerian Vice president Osibanjo in 2020.jpg
Abraham Great with Nigerian Vice president Prof. Osibanjo

Great served as a World Mission Agency missionary for Living Faith Church.[3] He later founded He Lives Bible Church (HLBC) in the United Kingdom.[8]

In December 1999, Great released his debut Album titled Jesus Christ Est Vivant. He later released his second album titled Next Level in 2017.[9] He has written hit songs like the Chorus in Morilekanlorile sang by the Nigerian gospel musician, Bouqui.[10] He has collaborated with Gbemi Olaleye and Dupe Olulana to produce notable hit singles and albums. He has also worked with artists like Mike Aremu,[11] Agboola Shadare, Wole Oni, Eben and Sammie Okposo.[12]

In 2010, Great established Golden Pen LTD, a record label and a book publishing firm.[13] He is also the founder of StraightVisas, , trading as www.StraightVisas.com, an immigration consultancy firm.[14][15][16] He has been involved in advocating for more role of the church in governance and development.[17][18] He has also spoken and advised on burning issues in Nigeria and beyond.[19][20] He has written more than 13 books some of which are published Amazon.[21]

Great is an executive member of the CIAF, a social intervention Advocacy Foundation.[22] He worked closely with the current vice president of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on the re-establishment ministry of ethics and moral values. This ministry was formally under Sarah Jibril.[23]

Personal Life

In 2000, Great met Queen Great (nee Jacobs). They got married in 2004, in Lagos and the couple have four lovely boys; Darren Great, Dexter Great, Divine Great and Denzel Great.


  1. "Mike Aremu, Segun Obe, others lights up The Great’s "Next Level" album concert". Daily Times Ng Newspaper. 11 November 2017. https://dailytimes.ng/mike-aremu-segun-obe-others-lights-greats-next-level-album-concert/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  2. Ayodeji Ake,"Cleric Charges Churches to Bridge Religious, Political Divide". ThisdayLive Newspaper. 24 May 2019. https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/05/24/cleric-charges-churches-to-bridge-religious-political-divide/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Inspiring Story Of ABRAHAM GREAT Nigerian Born, UK Based Pastor And Motivational Speaker". osuncitizen.com. http://osuncitizen.com/2017/08/27/the-inspiring-story-of-abraham-great-nigerian-born-uk-based-pastor-and-motivational-speaker/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  4. "Abraham Great Promoting God’S Words In Milton Keynes". abnewswire.com. https://www.abnewswire.com/pressreleases/abraham-great-promoting-gods-words-in-milton-keynes_144517.html. Retrieved 15 November 2021. 
  5. "Life Christian University". lcus.edu. https://lcus.edu/. Retrieved 29 May 2020. 
  6. "University of Buckingham". buckingham.ac.uk. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/. Retrieved 15 November 2021. 
  7. "University of London for a Global MBA". london.ac.uk. https://london.ac.uk/. Retrieved 15 November 2021. 
  8. Yinka Awoyemi,"Nigerian Celebrities Grace Abraham Great’s 40th Birthday Celebration In The UK". modernghana.com. 9 November 2017. https://www.modernghana.com/entertainment/46355/nigerian-celebrities-grace-abraham-greats-40th-birthday-cel.html. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  9. "Abraham & Queen Great - Next Level". audiomack.com. https://audiomack.com/golden-pen/album/nextlevelproject. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  10. "Morile kan". last.fm. https://www.last.fm/music/Bouqui/_/Morile+Kan. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  11. "Abraham Great & Queen Great - Next Level (feat. Mike Aremu)". weeklytrust.com.ng. https://www.weeklytrust.com.ng/music/1538425318/next-level-feat-mike-aremu-abraham-great-queen-great/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  12. "GOSPEL MUSIC: Abraham Great & Queen Great – Chineke Nkigwe Ft. Agboola Shadare". jaguda.com. http://jaguda.com/music-mp3/gospel/abraham-great-queen-great-chineke-nkigwe-ft-agboola-shadare/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  13. Olayinka,"Abraham Great celebrates 40 with album concert". informationng.com. 16 November 2017. https://www.informationng.com/2017/11/abraham-great-celebrates-40-album-concert.html. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  14. Tunde Oso,"IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: Expert urges travellers to shun forgery". vanguardngr.com. 5 September 2021. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/09/immigration-solution-expert-urges-travellers-to-shun-forgery/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  15. "Abraham Great Is Helping People Migrate To US, Canada and UK To Fulfill Their Dreams". digitaljournal.com. 5 October 2021. https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/abraham-great-is-helping-people-migrate-to-us-canada-and-uk-to-fulfill-their-dreams?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_7Mxrb3O6zKkGoEcUEec76.uIUzBgpZs.TE7QwfGvMiw-1634040568-0-gqNtZGzNAqWjcnBszQil. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  16. Gbenga Aderanti,"‘Nigerians need not worry about visa denial’". thenationonlineng.net. 12 September 2021. https://thenationonlineng.net/nigerians-need-not-worry-about-visa-denial/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  17. "An Open Letter;The Role of the Church in politics and governance today. -- Abraham Great.". societyherald.com.ng. http://www.societyherald.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/item/2397-an-open-letter-the-role-of-the-church-in-politics-and-governance-today-abraham-great. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  18. "OPINION: Role Of The Church In Politics And Governance Today - Abraham Great.". e247mag.com. https://www.e247mag.com/opinion-role-of-the-church-in-politics-and-governance-today/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  19. "Abraham Great Cogent Advise On Twitter Ban Lift in Nigeria And The 61st Independence Day Speech by President M Buhari". marketwatch.com. 8 October 2021. https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/abraham-great-cogent-advise-on-twitter-ban-lift-in-nigeria-and-the-61st-independence-day-speech-by-president-m-buhari-2021-10-08. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  20. "Mixed reactions trail conditional lifting of Twitter ban". thenationonlineng.net. 2 October 2021. https://thenationonlineng.net/mixed-reactions-trail-conditional-lifting-of-twitter-ban/. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  21. "Titles By Abraham A. Great". amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Abraham-A.-Great/e/B0072277LO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share. Retrieved 12 October 2021. 
  22. "Abraham Great Launches Beneficial and Practical Courses to Help People Migrate to USA, UK & CANADA". benzinga.com. 8 November 2021. https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/11/ab23955061/abraham-great-launches-beneficial-and-practical-courses-to-help-people-migrate-to-usa-uk-canada. Retrieved 15 November 2021. 
  23. "State of the nation: Regional empowerment will reposition Nigeria’s economy – Abraham Great". vanguardngr.com. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/10/state-of-the-nation-regional-empowerment-will-reposition-nigerias-economy-abraham-great/. Retrieved 15 November 2021. 

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