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Eniola Akinbo was born on December 9, 1985, known professionally as Niyola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
|Real Name:||Eniola Akinbo|
|Date of Birth:||December 9, 1985|
|Age:||38 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
Early Life and Education
Akinbo was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 9, 1985. She was the youngest of ten children and sung in church with her siblings. After seeing a Funmi Adams concert, she was motivated to pursue a career in music. In the 2000 Amen Starlet competition, Niyola finished second.
She received her primary and secondary education at neighborhood schools. After earning her degree, she started studying journalism at the Independent Journalism Centre, which is run by PM News.
She subsequently went to the University of Lagos, where she earned a degree in English.
When Akinbo was eight years old, it was clear that she was passionate about music. She improved her abilities when she joined the church choir.
She participated in the Amen Starlet competition in 2000 and finished as the first runner up. In 2005, she started her professional career, and she temporarily worked for Trybe Records.
A production contract with Make Some Noise Entertainment was subsequently signed by her. Under this label, the first albums of Me n U (In Da Club), No More, and Dem Say by Niyola were distributed.
After that, Eniola Akinbo joined Westside Music Label. She created her debut album for this label, which had songs like Bring It and Call My Name. She received two nominations for the Hip Hop World Awards thanks to the album.
The singer signed Empire Mates Entertainment in 2012, and on May 23 of same year, she made her debut under the label with the song Toh Bad. Since then, she has collaborated with a number of well-known musicians, including Wizkid, Banky W, Lynxxx, and Skales, and has released a number of singles. The Nigerian singer currently has a number of hits to her credit.
She has composed Yoruba movie soundtracks in her own dialect in addition to singing and making popular music videos. She composed the concert’s theme song for 2Face Idibia’s follow-up album, as well as jingles for Coca-Cola and a few other major global brands, in 2007.
- Toh Bad
- Go On
- Last Bus Stop
- Love to Love You
- Where is the Love
- Call My Name
- My Prayer
- Together Again
- Ise Sise
- Gimme Room
- Do It
- Bring It On
- All My Life
- Playa In Love
The singer has made an effort to keep her relationship discreet. She is not currently involved in a romantic relationship, probably as a result of her hectic music career. Nevertheless, there have been rumours that she was dating Banky Wellington, the head of EME.
Social Media Handle
- Instagram: @niyola
- Facebook: @Niyola
- Twitter: @iAmNiyola
Niyola Net Worth
Niyola has an estimated net worth of $300,000. She is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter.