By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos
Coming on the heels of her debut album, ‘This is Me’, singer, songwriter and performer, Niniola, who’s set to take over from Nigerian leading female performers, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Slade, has signed with Kobalt Music Group, an independent rights management and publishing company. Her manager, Michael Ndika made the announcement during a media parley to celebrate the launch of her new album.
“Niniola is a very talented artiste who has achieved a lot within three years that most people don’t know about. She got signed on to Kobalt music in July for publishing, which is a deal that will make her write music for international artistes. Kobalt is about third or fourth biggest publishing company in the world. So, the next couple of years will see Niniola writing songs for international acts.”
The sonorous singer rose to fame in 2013 when she emerged the third runner-up on MTN Project Fame season 6. Her debut album, according to the artiste, is a snippet of what she can do as she sampled different styles of music while staying true to her unique afro-house genre. It is a 13-track album that features dancehall reggae king, Patoranking, hip-hop Apala musician, Terry Apala, Devin Di Dakta and Charmant.
Her ingenuity has not gone unnoticed as she was a nominee of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards as well as the upcoming All Africa Music Awards where she will also perform. The 30-year old singer is the sixth child of her parents.
Niniola is currently signed to Drumroll Records.