She is the Queen of the Afro House music genre in Nigeria and maybe across Africa sef.....please don't argue with me ooo...Lol. Anyway, she has revolutionized the Afro-house music genre, giving us a different kind of music away from our very famous Afro-pop. Afro-house music is a variant of the House Music genre whose roots can be traced back to the early 1980s. It resulted from the experimentation of some famous nightclub DJs at the time who played around with sounds using the newfound drum machines technology.
In fact, the name House Music is thought to have been derived from one of the first nightclubs the music genre was mostly played at. The "Warehouse" nightclub is regarded as the birthplace of house music.
So the African version of the house music genre is what is called the Afro-House. The south Africans called their own Afro-House "Kwaito" and I think we should call our own version "Saquat"......Abeg just leaves me alone ooo. Na the name wey sweet be at...Lol.
Anyway, the following video is a good example of a Nigerian Afro-House music "Saquat", wonderfully delivered by the Queen herself, Niniola. Watch and enjoy the rhythm and beats.
In this article, we are going to discuss everything about the Queen of Afro-House music including Niniola Biography, Net worth and Cars. Read on to discover!
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NINIOLA - MARADONA (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Niniola Net worth
So how much is the Queen of Afro-House Music really worth? Well, industry sources estimate that our very own Niniola is worth about $1.4 million (equivalent to about ₦571 million going by the current $/₦ exchange rate). I know some might have big questions as to how she could amass that much wealth when she is not Tiwa Savage or Yemi Alade. With such a large net worth, she deserves a position in the list of the richest singers in Nigeria.
Well, Niniola is surely one of the most innovative musicians in Nigeria with a knack for details and financial finesse. She carefully crafted her entry into the Nigerian music industry back in 2014. One of her most successful moves is her "Human Radio Concert" which she started back in 2018. Interestingly, the tickets for her shows have always been a sell-out with the event itself being strictly on invitation.
The Human Radio Concert has run for two seasons (2018 and 2019), with the third season which was billed to hold in 2020 got disrupted by the Corona Virus Pandemic. Besides, the three studio albums she has put out so far have been a real success with millions of views on various music streaming sites. In fact, she holds that title as the first Nigerian female artist to garner 1 million listeners on Spotify. Currently, her records on Spotify have attracted over 329 thousand monthly listeners. Below is a list of her three albums released so far.
- 6th Heaven - 2021
- Colours and Sound - 2020
- This is Me - 2017
More than that, she also makes a good deal from shows and her tours. She may not have signed lucrative endorsement deals with big brands, but she is keeping the focus on her music. As a result, she has been blessed with opportunities many of our big artists only dream of. Recently, she received recognition certificates from the Grammy Awards for her role as a composer in a nominated recoding,
Recognition from the Grammy Awards
The Queen of Afro-House Queen makes sure to keep her personal stuff private and that includes details of her houses and properties. However, we know she has been staying at a particular property in Lagos as far back as 2018. She shares pictures from the property regularly. But, we cannot say with certainty if she owns the property or it is part of her inheritance, However, we believe she has the financial muscle to buy one of such if she so desires.
Check out some of her photos below.
Niniola all colours and shine
Niniola Keeping it simple
Niniola Cars & Private Jet
So how many cars does our very sassy Niniola own? Well, we can not put a figure on that, but we have been seeing her more often with this white Toyota Venza crossover. Besides this cool ride, we seem not to have seen her with any other ride. Anyway, the Toyota Venza was recently reintroduced with a hybrid powertrain only.
We suspect her ride is a 2010 model of the Toyota Venza. If she got a brand new model of this ride, then she likely spent between ₦9.54 million for the Base Trim (which comes with a 2.7 Liter I4 engine) to ₦10.73 million for the top trim (which comes with a 3.5 Liter V6 engine and AWD. However, if she got a used model of this ride, then she let go-between ₦2.54 million - ₦5.45 million depending on the trim level she got.
See photo and video of her posing with her Toyota Venza.
Niniola posing with her Toyota Venza
Niniola doesn't own a private jet, but she sha loves the Tommy Jean Brand
Biography of Niniola
Niniola is an indigene of Ekiti State in Southwestern Nigeria and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Niniola was born in Lagos on the 15th of December 1984 and had her primary and secondary education in her father's school while she completed her University Education at the prestigious University of Lagos with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Her father was the late Brigadier-General Simeon O. Apata who was unfortunately assassinated at his home in 1995.
Speaking on her Dad in a Facebook post, she wrote,
JAN 8th 1995 D Day I watched U go:
Omoluwoleja SIMEON OLAOSEBIKAN APATA lati Ilejemeje ni EKITI STATE.
You made me proud to be from IYE- EKITI.
You named me NINIOLA( which means, to have wealth)cos my birth brought forth good tidings. That was when you bought our first coloured TV and everything started falling into place.
Omo ologo didan.
I miss you so much.
I miss plaiting your hair.
I miss keeping your secrets.
I miss your GUN collection.
You were my BESTFRIEND.
I was your FAVOURITE CHILD.
You used to show off your dancing baby "NINIOLA" to your friends.
You'd even record me on your camcorder.
How I wish you were here to see your BABY killing every stage.
You made me a QUEEN the moment I was born making me untouchable.
You were a Visionary, Philanthropist, Educationist, Soldier etc
Thank you for loving us all...
I will forever cherish the good memories we shared.
Till we meet again
APATA = ROCK
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Niniola ventured into music quite early, according to her
"In secondary school, I was very active in social activities. When it was time for prom or to dance. Lip-syncing, all of that, mime and all. I was ready to do all that". So it was only natural that she pursued a career in music and that is what she did.
She began her pursuit of a career in music by aiming for a spot at the various music-related Reality TV Shows. She auditioned at a number of these music reality shows including the likes of Idols West Africa and even X-Factor but was not successful. Her big break finally arrived with the MTN Project firm. Fortunately, she was picked for the main show and would go on to finish as the second runner up while carting home a ₦2 million prize money.
According to her, that prize money was her big-ticket into the mainstream Nigerian music industry, as she would use it to hire the best music producer for her first studio track "Ibadi". Fortunately, that track got her the recognition and foothold she so desired in the industry. The rest from this point is history as she has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry. Below is a list of artists and producers the Queen of Afro-house has worked with.
Timberland, Sarz, and Kel P - producers
- South Africa’s Busiswa
- Femi Kuti
- Banky W
- Falz, etc
Below is a list of some of the Awards the Afro-House Queen has picked up so far
- Best Vocal Performance (Female) - The Headies 2021
- Best Female Act - Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards 2018
- Glazia Persons of The Year - Glazia Awards 2018
- Youth Artiste of The Year - Maya Awards Africa 2018
- Choice Female Vocalist of the Year - Nigerian Teens Choice Awards 2017
- Best RnB Video - Nigerian Music Video Awards 2016
Below are some of her fun moments with one of her favourite persons besides her Celebrity sister Teni.
Above is a detailed presentation of Niniola biography, net worth, cars and houses. I'm guessing you want more. Well, we are pausing here for now, but you can be sure that we at Naijauto will be watching Niniola's space for the very latest and we will make sure to serve them to you hot.
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