Eniola Akinbo born December 9,1985, popularly known as Niyola, is a well known Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter.
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Early life and education
Niyola was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, on December 9, 1985.Although she was born and raised in Lagos, she is originally from Ilesa, Osun State.
She was raised in a big family with ten siblings. She sang with her siblings in the church choir as an active member when she was eight years old. She got interested in music when she went to a Funmi Adams concert,
She earned a degree in English language and literature from the prestigious University of Lagos.P.M. News launched the Independent Journalism Centre, where she also obtained a journalism accreditation.
Parents and family
Niyola parents are Mr. Akinbo and Mrs. Akinbo. Her father, Mr. Akinbo, is a photographer, while her mother, Mrs. Akinbo, is a houswife. She is the last born in a family of ten siblings,
Her musical career began when she participated in the AMEN starlet competition and placed first runner-up. She subsequently met the “Plantashun boys,” who asked her to perform a duet with them; eventually, the group broke up, and she ended up recording a song with Faze. She had a brief time with Trybe Records before releasing her first tracks under Freestyle’s Make-Sum Noise Entertainment, including Me n U (in da club), ‘No more, and ‘Dem say.
After signing with Westside Music, she released her debut album, which included the singles “Bring it on” and “Call my name.” She was nominated for two Hip Hop World Awards that year. After making a career transition in 2012, Niyola signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment. Released on May 22, 2013, her debut single for the label Toh Bad was a huge commercial hit that catapulted her into a new level of success in her solo career.
Her debut album was released the following year and received favourable reviews and several awards, including the City People Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year. She took part in the inaugural girl power Tetmosol project and in 2009, she took participated in the Ovation Red Carol theme song. In addition, Niyola composed the title song for 2Face Idibia’s second album concert in 2007 and wrote the soundtracks for Yoruba films such as Feyipitan and Ogidi Omo Abanidaro.
Her second album, Crazy, was released in 2013. In 2017, she released her third album, Belle No Be Showglass, which solidified her status as one of Nigeria’s most proficient musicians. In addition to her solo endeavours, Niyola has demonstrated her flexibility and collaborative skills by working with well-known Nigerian musicians like Skales, Banky W, Lynxxx, and Wizkid.
She has been linked to Banky W, the creator of the EME record company, over the years. Their relationship was the subject of rumours even before to Banky W’s union with actress Adesua Etomi. Nevertheless, neither of the parties concerned has confirmed these rumours.
Weight and height
She has a height of five feet nine inches and weighs fifty-six kilogrammes, she
Niyola’s Net worth
Niyola’s estimated net worth is $2 million.