About Me

img_8207Hi! I’m Kanayochukwu aka Kanayo. I’m a Christian, British Nigerian, award winning senior leader in education as well as a teacher of Psychology (University of Surrey and IOE, UCL Alumnus). More about my role in education can be found here.

Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!

img_9502-1Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside from psychology such as Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.

As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role in teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Fivefold ministry in me.

I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.

I have come to realise that God is a God not limited by time or technology, so He will use every and any platform possible to let His name and glory be known to many.

I am honoured and humbled that He saved me and chose me to be img_9506a vessel for His use. I need all those who are encouraged and inspired by my life, achievements, blog, devotionals, whatever it may be…I need you to understand that these things are nothing without God. I am nothing without God. Please don’t be swayed by follower counts, retweets, likes etc. these do not validate who I am or my purpose. If people’s opinions validated my purpose, I would not have continued with the Bible Challenges when I had 4 people doing it. But God’s approval is what I needed. God’s well done, is what I desired. God’s ‘likes’ and retweets are what I needed. I started from ZERO and I can never claim to have ‘landed’, ‘arrived’ or attained all that God has purposed for me. I am still being pruned and transformed and enjoying every moment. So please, do not look at me or my works as perfect, don’t desire my life, Desire God…He is the ONLY sustainable source. Besides, I do have a life beyond social media lol!


I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!

If you have anything you would like me to blog about, do let me know by either commenting or contacting me via the social networks listed, Twitter: @doctorkanayo // LinkedIn!

God bless you!

42 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Becca says:

    Hi Kanayo, I applied to Surrey university but I am having difficulty choosing this or Brunel. I wish to study Law. What is life at Surrey like? Is it enjoyable? Thank you

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      Hey love!

      Surrey is a fun place to be and it’s not to far from London, about 30 mins on the train to clapham junction.

      I have a few friends studying law and they are enjoying it, but as with any course the work is a lot. Have you had a look at league tables to help you decide?

    • Yemmy says:

      Just finished reading the plan Psychology of Forgiveness. It’s like a treasure I have been searching for. Down to earth and practical. Integrating psychology and the Bible is what the world needs most.

  2. Becca says:

    Yes on the league table Surrey is better but I went to the open day and felt that it wasn’t very multicultural and I may feel alienated lol however I feel Brunel is a university too known for social life so I’m stuck between the two lol

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      I can assure you that you will find people from different cultures and make good friends wherever you go. Surrey is fairly diverse, there are more chinese and whites, but honestly you will find that in most of the top uni’s in the UK. It’s all down to you love, at the end of the day you need to feel comfortable when you are at uni. But at the same time think about what the unis can offer you academically and in terms of employment.

  3. Becca says:

    Hey again, so I put Surrey as my firm however I’m stuck on accommodation, what would you recommend.

    • Gerza Rivera says:

      Hi Kanyo I am interesting on your work. I have few questions and inquiries about forgiveness and some sort of behavior character on Christianity and bible. How can I contact you.

  4. Friday Otuya .C. says:

    In an increasingly secular and ungodly world, where christians are scared of sticking out their head to preach the gospel of Jesus, when I see folks who would dare to stand out for Jesus in love. I’m stirred up to increase my passion for Jesus and his kingdom, because there is an eternal prize awaiting…
    God empower you to continue this honourable venture.

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      Amen, thank you so much, I am really encouraged and people like you keep me going!

      God bless you and keep chasing after God’s kingdom, you will not be disappointed!

      Kay x

  5. Amanda says:

    Hi Kanayo,

    Girl with over 71,000 hits I don’t know if you’ll see this. But I couldn’t find your email address and I thought hey hopefully this will work. I am always so greatly impressed by how we are the same age and yet you are so mature in everything you do. You truly do inspire me to be a better woman.
    So here I am, asking for advice.So here’s the thing. I’m studying mental health nursing. I’ve just finished my first year and yeah its been ummm okay. But I’ve always wanted to study Psychology. But my family discouraged me from studying it saying because I’m black it hieghtens my chances of not getting a job after.They are all about that the best job black folk can have is nursing if they want a job, yet their children are studying whatever they want.(But we’ll leave that alone). But the thing is I love Psychology and I kind of hate nursing.Well not hate it, thats a strong word, I don’t enjoy it as much as I I think I would psychology.
    Girl what should I do. Do I keep going with nursing? But I don’t want to look back and think if only I had done what I wanted to do. Do I go with Psychology? I know it’s a competive field and most people don’t even end up staying in it. What if they are right and I can’t get a job and I look back and think I should have finisehd my nursing?(To add to the stew, I have a cousin who didn’t do nursing them times when everyone was still coming here and that’s all they could do and he hasn’t had a steady job in years-so they always use him as an example).
    Girl, please help.

    Thank you,

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      Hi Amanda,

      I would always say, do what you love. Psychology is a great and broad course that allows you to go into many industries. So you shouldn’t be scared about being unemployed, a) because you have God who will always provide and b) because of the course itself & the hard work that goes in especially when coupled with work experience.

      My parents wanted me to be a Doctor, hence my nickname ‘doctorkanayo’. I killed their dream to live my dream. At the end of the day its your life, just consult God in every decision that you make and trust Him to guide you. You can’t please everyone with the decisions that you make concerning your life, but your sole aim should be to please God and pray that He places you in a course/career that brings honour to Him xx

  6. Jattu says:

    Hey, I’m having a really hard time picking what course to study at Uni, I’ll be starting in September & I’ve got my mind set on psychology as I’m deeply interested in taking on a mental health career. I would love some advice on how psychology is like at uni, where it can lead me to & also where you’re thinking of taking psychology after uni.

    Thank you

  7. Kristen C. says:

    I just finished your Ruth Challenge through the Bible App and it was PHENOMENAL! I’m looking forward to reading some of your other challenges! #excellent

  8. Jummy Emiloju says:

    Hello, I was just searching through the internet then I came across your blog and thank God I did. All you have written touch me and you seem like a very interesting woman, I can’t wait to read more your blog, keep up the amazing works, God bless you and your loved onces xx 🙂

  9. lydiamarie2010 says:

    Hello Kanayo,

    You have been my inspiration since I listened to you speak at the Love Limitless event. I’m going to start the Esther challenge now and I know it will be a blessing. I pray that God will continue to bless you and elevate you.

    Lydia xx

  10. Centia says:

    Hey kanayo, you have really encouraged, inspired, and made be happy with your posts. I really look forward to having more contacts with you and discussing some burdens of mine. Is it possible and how? Thanks a lot dear.

    • Kanayo Dike-Oduah says:

      Hey Centia,

      I’m glad that you’ve been encouraged by this blog, I really thank God for this.

      To answer your question, I don’t encourage for pastoral care to be given online, I am not an ordained pastor. I would first encourage you to speak to Christian leaders that are proximal to you, as they can better guide you on your journey to total freedom.

  11. Diana says:

    Hey! I just wanted to say “thank you” for your devotional (the Esther Challenge) on the Bible app! It’s been such a blessing and such a neat tool! God bless! -Diana

  12. Taiwo says:

    Hi Dr kanayo ,
    I’m Taiwo from Nigeria, Africa . Have been going through some many issues mainly concerning my career and my choice of course in school . I’m studying geophysics in the university of lagos and I must say it isn’t been easy for me . it wasn’t what I wanted to study but I was just told to do it and to obey my parents besides am not the one paying my fees so I just had to do it . But right now I really want to go to a private university to study psychology. There is this joy I find in this discussion I want to make . Besides psychology can also open doors for me to different areas . I really want to be a therapist and an actoress in Hollywood . Its my biggest dream .
    Have slightly spoken to my parents but they don’t really have money for a private university . I really want to go to a private university because I need comprehensive teaching which federal /public universities don’t give , there are a lot of reason I don’t want to go to a public university .
    Besides that I was told I can’t study psychology Bcos I don’t have biology in my WACE/NECO ( o’level ) result ..I want to ask if I can still study psychology cos I really want to . God bless you .

  13. quty says:

    I just finished reading the “Psychology of Forgiveness“ and it blew my mind and touched my heart! Thank you.

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