Niyola Biography, Age, Love, Career, Networth, Education, Family, Controversy
Niyola whose full name is Eniola Akinbo is a well-known Nigerian artist, songwriter and producer. She has released a variety of songs that are getting lots of media attention in Nigeria. Like many celebrities, her path to fame was not effortless. It required sacrifice and determination. She’s endured numerous hardships to reach the person she is now.
|Full Names||Eniola Akinbo|
|Date Of Birth||9th December, 1985|
|Age||37 Years old|
|Place Of Birth||Lagos State
|Academics||University of Lagos|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million
Eniola Akinbo was born the 9th of December, 1985 on the 9th of December, 1985 in Lagos State in Nigeria. She is the eldest child in a family with 10 siblings. When she was eight she was an active part of the church choir where she sang along with her siblings. She was compelled to pursue an academic career in music after going to the Funmi Adams performance.
A Nigerian singer is a model of beauty and brains. Born and living much of her life in Lagos She attended local schools for secondary and primary education. Following graduation, she enrolled in PM News’ Independent Journalism Centre owned by PM News, where she studied journalism. Then she went to The University of Lagos and obtained an undergraduate degree in the field of English Language.
How old is Niyola?
She was born on the 9th of December 1985, and she is 37 years old as of October 2023.
Her career in music began with the AMEN starlet competition, coming in as the first runner-up, and then interacting with the the’Plantashun boys who invited her to sing a duet (she was able to record with Faze when the group broke up shortly afterward). She was a part of Trybe Records briefly, but went on to release her debut singles “Me and U (in the club)”‘No More’, and ‘Dem Say” under the Freestyle label Make-Sum Noise Entertainment. She was signed to Westside Music and went on to release her debut album featuring hits such as “Bring It On” and “Call My Name which earned two nominations for the Hip Hop World Awards.
The year 2012 was when she was contracted to Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) by Banky W going on from there to release singles such as “Don’t Delay Me and ‘Don’t Go There’. She then released her top-selling single ‘Toh Good In 2013. Since then, she’s released singles such as ‘Last Bus Stop”, ‘Love to Lovin’ You’, and “Go On’.
Since her entrance into the music scene, she has performed at major occasions like her Akon performance held in Lagos, the Calabar festival in Cross Rivers, the Y’hello Festival with Sasha and she toured in concert with CELTEL (now Airtel) in 2008, and performed with a variety of artists including Sasha P, Sound Sultan, Paul Play, Lynx, Wizkid, Banky W and Skales
She was a part of her first girls’ power Tetmosol project in 2009 and later she sang her participated in the Ovation Red Carol theme song. Niyola also composes soundtracks for Yoruba films like Feyipitan, and Ogidi Omo Abanidaro as well and in 2007 she she composed her theme tune for 2Face’s 2nd album concert.
A list of Niyola songs Below are some of her top-selling hits.
- Toh Bad
- Go On
- Last Bus Stop
- Love to Love You
- Go Tonight
- 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
Awards and Honours
Akinbo’s musical career has been profitable. She has released a number of songs and collaborated with some of the most popular artists in Nigeria. Furthermore, her songs have been a hit and received nominations for awards.
In 2013 she was nominated for the award for Best Voice Performance (Female) in The Headies Awards and for the Female Act with the Most Promising Performance to Be Watched in The Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In 2014, she won the Female Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Who is Niyola is she dating?
The singer has been trying to keep her relationships secret. She’s not currently dating anyone possibly because she is working on her music career. However, there are reports that she was with her EME boss, Banky Wellington.
Niyola and Banky W’s relationship
The Grammy-winning singer joined the Empire Mates Entertainment label in 2012. The label is run by Banky W, a popular Nigerian artist. As they worked in tandem, there were rumors that she was involved in an intimate relationship with her boss, who was handsome.
The rumors surfaced due to the fact that they had an amazing relationship that led to them appearing on the red carpet. But, she made the record straight that she wasn’t dating her boss and that they were in a strictly working relationship that was not anything more.
Nigerian music entrepreneur, Bankole Wellington, also known in the media as Banky W, has responded to claims that he was in a relationship with his spouse Adesuwa Etomi.
Banky W’s stance is in response to a controversial blogger Gistlover In a story on Saturday, revealed that the music boss had been cheating on Adesuwa by collaborating with his previous label partner, Niyola.
The report further stated the fact that Banky W and Niyola who is believed to be pregnant with him, have been dating for a few years while she flits across the United States and Nigeria.
The blog claimed the woman was already aborting two births for the singer, and had promised not to have a third.
Bank W, who addressed an audience of The Waterbrooks Church in Lagos on Sunday, stated that the rumors are fabricated by demons and satanic forces determined to block the congregation from attending his sermon on Sunday.
He said: “The devil really didn’t want you to hear this message. In fact, he didn’t want us to enter into this series at all.
‘‘There was an attack at the beginning, but here we are. But the devil is a liar. And God is in control.”
The singer also praised his wife for supporting him all these years.
“If I don’t thank God for anything in my life, I thank God for this woman, “he added, pointing at Adesua.
Niyola has been successful throughout her career, and her net worth has been estimated to be around $1.5 million as of 2023.
As with most famous people like her, Eniola Akinbo has a large social media following. She is active and has a huge following on different platforms.
You can follow her on the handles below:
- Instagram page: @niyola
- Facebook page: @Niyola
- Twitter account: @iAmNiyola