Israel Olajide Omotara a.k.a Divine, a Song writer, Music Arranger and Composer, was born on
the 3rd of March, 1971 at Mushin, Lagos, to the family of Overseer Johnson Oladunjoye
Omotara & Deaconess Grace Abike Omotara, both of blessed memory.
He attended, St. Phillips Primary School, Mushin, Ladipo Primary School, Mushin, Mushin High School, Okota-Isolo and Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, all in Lagos State.
He started his singing career from a tender age as a Choir member in The Apostolic Church where the talent in him was discovered by Pastor S.O. Ajewole, who enrolled him in the Choir back then. He was so engrossed in the Choir activities, an astute chorus leader and a composer with dexterity.