Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, born September 24, 1971, popularly known as Shola Allyson or Sola Allyson, is a Nigerian soul, folk, gospel singer and songwriter. She rose to fame with the release of the hit album “Eji Owuro” in 2003, which served as the soundtrack for a film of the same title.
|Full Name:||Sola Allyson-Obaniyi|
|Date of Birth:||September 24, 1971|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
Early Life and Education
Sola Allyson Obaniyi was born in the early 1970s in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Her educational journey began at Anglican Primary School, Ikorodu, for her primary education.
She then proceeded to Shams-el-deen Grammar School, Ikorodu, for her secondary education. Later, she pursued Business Studies at Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, earning an NBTE Certificate.
In 1997, Sola Allyson gained admission to The Polytechnic, Ibadan, where she focused on Music Technology, specializing in Voice, and minoring in Music.
Her mentor, Professor Oluwole Oladejo Adetiran, played a crucial role in shaping her music career. Eventually, she earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) degree with an Upper Credit.
It’s worth noting that Sola Allyson was born into a Muslim family, and her spiritual journey led her to various churches, including CCC Olushesi Parish (Apata Igbala) in Iju Ishaga.
Sola Allyson Obaniyi embarked on her music journey as a backup singer in the late 1980s when she was only thirteen years old.
She honed her craft and developed into a professional backup singer, collaborating with notable musicians including Yinka Ayefele, Gbenga Adeboye, Pasuma, Obesere, and Daddy Showkey.
The turning point in her career occurred when she had a chance encounter with a man carrying a movie script while on a public bus. This man struck up a conversation with Allyson and shared details about a recently concluded film shoot titled “Orekelewa.”
He invited Allyson to contribute her vocals as a soundtrack for the film, which eventually led to the film’s title being changed to “Eji Owuro.”
When “Eji Owuro” the film was released, it was decided to create a full music album to accompany it. This album enjoyed immense commercial and critical success, catapulting Sola Allyson into the music industry.
Shola Allyson Net Worth
Shola Allyson is a popular Nigerian gospel singer who has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Allyson entered into matrimony in March 2003. She and her husband, Toyin Obaniyi, first crossed paths in the church choir. Their union has been blessed with three children: Ayobami, Mopelola, and Obafunmiwo.