Eniola Akinbo (born December 9, 1985), known professionally as Niyola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Early life and career
Eniola Akinbo was born in Lagos, on December 9, 1985. The youngest of ten children, she sang in church with her siblings and was inspired to pursue a career in music after attending a Funmi Adams concert. Niyola emerged runner up in the Amen Starlet competition in 2000. She began her professional music career in 2005 and was briefly affiliated with eLDee’s Trybe Records. Following her stint at Trybe, she signed a production deal with Make Sum Noise Entertainment. Niyola’s first three singles "Me n U (In Da Club)", "No More" and "Dem Say" were released under the imprint. In 2012, Niyola signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment. On May 22, 2013, she released the single "Toh Bad", her first release under the label.
- Niyola (2008)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Awards ceremony||Award description(s)||Results|
|2013||The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Female Act to Watch||Nominated|
|2014||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Female Artist of the Year||Won|