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Niyola: The Voice of Nigerian Excellence

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Eniola Akinbo, known professionally as Niyola, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, and actress.

Eniola Akinbo, known professionally as Niyola, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, and actress.

Early Life

Born on December 9, 1985, in Lagos, Nigeria, Niyola grew up singing in church with her siblings. Inspired by a Funmi Adams concert, she decided to pursue a career in music.

Career Beginnings

In 2005, Niyola began her professional music career and was briefly affiliated with eLDee’s Trybe Records. Later, she signed a production deal with Make Sum Noise Entertainment. Her first singles “Me n U (In Da Club)”, “No More”, and “Dem Say” were released under this label.

Signing with Empire Mates Entertainment

In 2012, Niyola signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment. On May 22, 2013, she released her single “Toh Bad”, her first under the label.


Niyola’s self-titled debut album, “Niyola,” was released in 2008. The album showcased her talent and versatility as an artist.


In 2021, Niyola made her acting debut in the movie “Swallow.” Her performance was well-received by audiences and critics alike.

Awards and Nominations

2013: The Headies – Best Vocal Performance (Female) – Nominated

2013: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Most Promising Female Act to Watch – Nominated

2014: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Female Artist of the Year – Nominated

Niyola continues to be an inspiration to aspiring artists everywhere.

Stay Connected with Niyola

Follow Niyola on social media to stay updated on her latest projects, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and live performances.


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