Niniola Apata populary known as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performer. She was born on 15 December 1986 into a family that had nothing but Love and support for each other.
Niniola hails from Ekiti State but was born in Lagos State where she had her primary and secondary school education at Apata Memorial High School. She is an alumna of the University of Lagos where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education certificate.
She fell in love with music right from when she was a kid. And 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. This was possible because of her large repertoire of songs and clear vocals…She was tagged “the human radio”
She 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, she wanted the world to hear her voice. Thus going for a couple of competitions thereby harnessing her singing skills.
Niniola was the 3rd Runner-Up in the MTN PROJECT FAME Competition Season 6 (2013), where she performed with the likes of KCEE and also performed her personal composition “ITURA” which was produced by COBHAMS ASUQUO.
Niniola with a Vocal range that can crack a glass, 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…In her words “I naturally gravitate to a sound that’s filled with warmth and timelessness”.
And finally 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”. That is a blend of afrobeat and House music, the single as we speak is getting massive airplay in Nigeria and around the continent.
After which she released another song titled GBOWODE which she delivered in her traditional Ekiti Yoruba. Another song making waves on all radio stations and was produced by Jospo. And she would not 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 Niniola decided to continue dropping HIT songs which lead to the release of SOKE, SHABA, J’ETE & JIGI JIGI. All the songs went on to be another fans favorite and topped radio charts yet again..
With her current HIT single MARADONA playing on every Television Station, Radio Station and Topping Charts globally it’s safe to Say NINIOLA is here to STAY. Niniola has also worked with EDDY KENZO from Uganda. The BET AWARD Winner featured her on the remix of his HIT single MBILO MBILO. Niniola has graced many stages since releasing her debut single and is preparing to grace more in the coming years.
- Akara Oyibo
- Jigi Jigi
- Get Up!