Daniel Olukoya – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story



Birth Ondo State, Nigeria

Dr Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, also known as DKO, is a Nigerian scientist, clergyman and founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM).

Early life and education

Daniel Olukoya was born in Akure, Ondo State to a police officer and his wife, a trader. He was enrolled at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute Metta, Lagos. Olukoya attended Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos.

In 1976 he was granted admission into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology. He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree.

He then proceeded on a scholarship to the University of Reading for his Doctorate degree in molecular genetics.


Olukoya returned to Nigeria and worked as a geneticist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, publishing over 70 scientific papers.

Olukoya later established the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO, to train Nigerian citizens in molecular biology and biotechnology.

He established Mountain of Fire and Miracles in 1989.

Personal life

Olukoya is married to Shade Olukoya; they have a son named Elijah Toluwani. He is a keen football fan.


Olukoya has authored several books which are published by Battle Cry Ministry. He is also a regular columnist of Fire in the World, an MFM fortnightly publication.