She’s got the talent, she’s the energy, the guts; gracing a genre that not just any artiste male/female can jump into. Niniola has taken it up a notch big time. To think that she would have been like every other artiste in Nigeria that just came out from the MTN TV show, Project Fame as third runner-up, she really did do the bubble bursting thingy. When we are of the opinion that African women are the deal, we don’t bluff! It’s been few years of hard work and success from Niniola.
Niniola Apata was born on the 15th of December 1986 in Lagos and had her secondary and tertiary education in the same city, attending Apata memorial High School and the University of Lagos respectively. In high school, she was known for participating in quite a lot of social activities, so this didn’t just start in a second. Niniola came to limelight when she finished as third runner-up in MTN Project Fame West Africa.
Further in 2014, she began this great artistic chemistry with one of Africa’s finest and talented music producers, Sarz, and she released her debut single, Ibadi. It was one hell of a smashing jam – God save me! At least that was what I thought until she spilt Maradona and Magun; that was just it for me, it was settled, she was Africa’s queen of House genre, Afro House as she calls it. Her singles at that time, Ibadi received positive reviews from music loving fans. She has subsequently other great singles aside her recent debut album.
Coupled with her talent, consistency and success, she is one beautiful damsel Africa has to offer and her style is just superb. It compliments her music so well. One thing that’s so unique about her music is the way she fuses her native language (Yoruba) to make most of her songs; she does it with such prowess never imagined before. It gives her music some kind of feel to listeners and puts them in a certain mood that will trigger the ultimate reaction, dance or chill! Y’all should wait for it…she’s not done yet!
To our WCW, we love you Niniola!