Biography Profile: Niniola Apata

Niniola Apata (born 15 December 1986), known by her stage name Niniola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 2013 after finishing third runner-up on the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa. Upon the release of her breakthrough debut single “Ibadi”, Niniola was nominated in the “Most Promising Act to Watch” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Niniola is currently signed to Drumroll Records Label.

Name Niniola Apata
Birth Date / Age December 15, 1986 (age 32)
Birth Place Lagos State, Nigeria
Residence Lagos
Home Town Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
Gender Female
Other Names
  • Nini
Spouse(s) N/A
Children 0
Relationship Status N/A
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Performer
Years Active 2013 – present
Net Worth $1.7 Million
Parents
  • N/A
Relatives
  • Tiniola (Sister)
Favorite People
  • N/A
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Religion Christian
Languages
  • Yoruba
  • English
Education
  • Bachelor of Education certificate
Alma mater
  • Apata Memorial High School
  • University of Lagos
Mobile Phone No: NA
Musical Career
Genres
  • Afro-House
  • House music
  • Folk music
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
  • Drumroll Records
Associated acts
  • Seyi Shay
  • DJ Spinall
  • Young6ix
Social Handle
Social Facebook
Twitter.com
Instagram
Website
Website OfficialNiniola.com

 

Education

Niniola is a native of 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.

Early life and career

At high school Niniola participated in several social activities and competitions. 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 is influenced by 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 19 March 2014, Niniola released her debut single “Ibadi”, produced by Sarz. The song received positive critical reviews, topped national music charts and gained extensive airplay. “Ibadi” and her single “Gbowode” were used as soundtracks in the Season 2 of Nigerian television drama series Gidi Up. In 2015, she was nominated in the “Most Promising Act to Watch” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Nominations

  • Nea Awards 2015 (Most Promising Act To Watch)
  • Nigerian Achievers Award 2015 (Best Promising Female Artist Of The Year)
  • Africa Youth Choice Award 2015 (Next Rated Act)
  • Africa Youth Choice Award 2015 (Best New Act Music)
  • Lagos Fashion Awards 2015 (Most Fashionable Fast Rising Music Star Of The Year Female)
  • Green Awards 2015 (Most Promising Female Artist)
  • Scream Awards 2015 (Best New Act Female)
  • Nemawards 2015 (Female Artist Of The Year)
  • Nemawards 2015 (Most Popular Song Of The Year “ibadi”)
  • Nigerian Oscar 2015 (Most Promising Artiste Of The Year (Female)
  • Surulere Entertainment Awards 2015 (Best Female Artiste Of The Year)
  • Aciawards 2016 (New Artist Of The Year)
  • Nea Awards 2016 (Best New Act)
  • Afrima Awards 2016 (Best Female Artiste In West Africa)
  • Afrima Awards 2016 (Best Artiste/Duo/Group In African Rnb & Soul)
  • Afrima Awards 2016 (Songwriter Of The Year In Africa (Mbilo Mbilo Remix)
  • Afrima Awards 2016 (Best African Collaboration (Mbilo Mbilo Remix)
  • Lagos Fashion Awards 2016 (Fashionable Revelation Artiste Of The Year)
  • Eloy Awards 2016 (Upcoming Female Music Artiste)
  • Scream All Youth Awards 2016 (Youth Favorite Artiste (Female)
  • Nigerian Music Video Awards 2016 (Best Rnb Video Akara Oyibo)
  • Soundcity Music Video Awards 2016 (Best Collaboration Mbilo Mbilo Remix)
  • Soundcity Music Video Awards 2016 (Best New Artiste)
  • Nea Awards 2017 (Best Afropop Female Artiste)
  • Afrimma Awards 2017 (Best Newcomer)
  • City People Music Awards 2017 (Music Artiste Of The Year (Female)
  • Nigerian Teens Choice Awards 2017 (Choice Female Vocalist 2017)
  • Afrima Awards 2017 (Best Artiste African Electro)
  • Soundcity Mvp Awards 2018 (Best Female Mvp)
  • Soundcity Mvp Awards 2018 (Best Pop)
  • Soundcity Mvp Awards 2018 (Listeners Choice – Maradona )
  • Glazia Persons Of The Year Awards 2018 (Person Of The Year)
  • Maya Awards 2018 (Youth Artiste Of The Year)
  • Headies 2018 (Best R&B/Pop Album – “this Is Me”)
  • Headies 2018 ( Hip Hop World Revelation)
  • Headies 2018 (Best Vocal Performance (Female – “saro“)
  • South African Music Awards 2018 (Best African Artist Album – “this Is Me “)

 

Awards

  • Green Awards 2015 (Most Promising Female Artiste)
  • I.R.P.M Class Of ’15 Unilag (Next Rated Female Artiste)
  • Surulere Entertainment Awards 2015 (Best Female Artiste Of The Year)
  • Music Entertainment Awards 2015 Afrima Awards 2016 (Best African Collaboration (Mbilo Mbilo Remix)
  • Nigerian Teens Choice Awards 2017 (Choice Female Vocalist 2017)
  • Glazia Persons Of The Year Awards 2018 (Person Of The Year)
  • Maya Awards 2018 (Youth Artiste Of The Year)

 

Projects

  • Adopt-a-child’s-education (Scholarship Program Started In July 2015)
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