Profile Of Niniola Apata
Niniola Apata, well-known by her stage name as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer.
Rising to recognition in 2013 after finishing third runner-up on the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa.
The Pop-star Niniola is the older sister of singer Teni the entertainer.
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She is from Ekiti State but was born in Lagos State. And she had her primary and secondary school education at Apata Memorial High School.
Niniola is an alumni of the University of Lagos where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education certificate.
Niniola was in love with music right from when she was a kid.
When she was in high school she had a sort of request show during her free time where her friends will make requests and she will sing to her classmates.
Niniola was tagged “the human radio”, because of her large repertoire of songs and clear vocals.
Niniola later joined the school cultural group and participated in social activities.
Although she’s immersed herself in music, and enjoyed accolades from friends and family, Niniola wanted the world to hear her voice. Thus, she went for couple of competitions thereby harnessing her singing skills.
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She was the 3rd Runner-Up in the MTN PROJECT FAME Competition Season 6 (2013), performing with the likes of KCEE. Also she performed her personal composition “ITURA” which was produced by COBHAMS ASUQUO.
The Pop-star Niniola takes her influences, from the likes of Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, The Cranberries, Madonna, Beyoncé and Yoruba(African) music, and uses them to shape her own style…
According to Niniola own words, “I naturally gravitate to a sound that’s filled with warmth and timelessness”.
However, she finally came out with her first Official Single “IBADI” Which was produced by Sarz. A new genre she has created for herself and calls it “AFRO-HOUSE”. Being a blend of afrobeat and House music. Moreover, the single as we speak is getting massive airplay in Nigeria and around the continent.
And she released another song titled GBOWODE which she delivered in her traditional Ekiti Yoruba. This was another song making waves on all radio stations and was produced by Jospo.
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However, she didn’t stop there as she delivered yet another classically done song titled AKARA OYIBO, which she went on to dedicate to all Lovers Out there.
Following successful releases of all her songs, she decided to continue dropping HIT songs which lead to the release of SOKE, SHABA, J’ETE & JIGI JIGI. And all the songs went on to be another fans favorite and topped radio charts yet again.
However, with her current HIT single MARADONA playing on every Television Station, Radio Station and Topping Charts globally, we can Say NINIOLA is here to STAY.
She has also worked with the BET AWARD Winner EDDY KENZO from Uganda, featuring her on the remix of his HIT single MBILO MBILO.
Niniola Apata has graced many stages since her debut single and is preparing to grace more in the coming years.