Eniola Akinbo popularly known as Niyola discovered her affinity for music at age 8 when she attended a Funmi Adams concert with her father. Soon, she started developing interest in singing; deciding later that year, to do a song at the annual church convention.
Her father who’s a music enthusiast and vocalist groomed her for the convention together with her brother and sister who also had love for music. After that performance, little Eniola went home with gifts and envelopes from people who had confessed that she had an amazing talent. From then on she recognised her talent and started nurturing her musical skills while creating music that her older ones listened to.
Niyola’s unique story started in 2000 when she took part in the AMEN starlet competition and emerged first runner up – meeting with the then “Plantashun boys’’ who invited her to do a duet with the group (she ended up recording with Faze as the group would soon split).
She later joined Trybe records briefly; leaving to jump start ‘’Make sum noise ‘’entertainment a production outfit owned by Freestyle of TRYBESMEN. She released her first singles Me n U (in da club) No more and Dem say on the imprint.
After the release of the singles, it wasn’t long before she got signed to Westside Music (where she released her eponymous debut album containing the smash hits Bring it on and Call my name). The album got two nominations that year at the Hip hop world awards.
She also signed a management deal with Now muzik.
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Turn ons: Honesty intelligence class and sense of humour.
Turn off: Dishonesty
Interests: Singing, studying.