For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12 (NKJV).
Reni is the sixth and the only girl born to devoutly Christian parents late Mr. Martins and Mrs. Juliana Onaiyekan in the Kabba, Nigeria. She never grew up to know her father. “I was told that he went to be with the Lord when I was six months old.” She did not have the opportunity to enjoy her mother for long either, as she also passed when Reni was seven years old. “However,” said she, “I’m thankful to God to have known her for this short period, I still have a good memory of her and despite the various needs I had as a child, love was something I never lacked both in and out of home.”
Thus,orphan at the age of seven, Reni had only God and her paternal aunt who was just a petty trader to care for her and this led her to depend on God early in life. Her aunt enrolled her shortly after her mum passed away in the choir of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Kabba where she started her journey of singing.