Niyola Biography: Husband, Age, Siblings, Net Worth, Songs, Family, Instagram, Albums

Posted By Michael Amos


Eniola Akinbo (born December 9, 1985), professionally addressed as Niyola, is a renowned Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter with a career dating back to 2005. 

Her ability to seamlessly fuse genres like Afrobeats, dancehall, and R&B sets her apart in the music scene. Niyola has garnered critical acclaim, awards such as the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Female Artist of the Year, and international recognition with multiple Grammy Award nominations.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Eniola Akinbo
Stage Name: Niyola
Born: 9 December 1985 (age 38 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Osun State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Lagos
Height: 1.67 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Akinbo
Siblings: 10
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Banky W (rum.), Wizkid (rum.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Singer • Actress
Net Worth: US$2 million

Early Life & Education

Niyola, a musician with a magical voice in Nigeria, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 9, 1985. She is an indigene of Ilesa, Osun State, but grew up in Lagos. 

Throughout her childhood and adolescence, she was surrounded by a large family, which included ten siblings. Eniola was brought up under the guidance of both her mother and father, who lovingly nurtured her growth and development.

Niyola is a highly educated person who graduated from the reputed University of Lagos with a degree in English Language and Literature. She also went above and beyond by earning journalism accreditation from the Independent Journalism Center, which P.M. News founded. These outstanding qualifications attest to Eniola Akinbo’s devotion to her field and desire to keep learning. 


In 2005, Niyola embarked on her professional music journey, initially aligning herself with Trybe Records, owned by eLDee, before securing a production deal with Make Sum Noise Entertainment. Under this arrangement, she introduced her first three singles: Me n UNo More, and Dem Say.

Transitioning in 2012, Niyola joined the roster of Empire Mates Entertainment, signing a record deal with them. Her debut single for the label Toh Bad, released on May 22, 2013, marked a significant commercial success, propelling her solo career to new heights. The subsequent year saw the release of her debut album, garnering positive reviews and accolades, including the City People Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year.

Niyola has consistently delivered successful singles and albums, solidifying her status among Nigeria’s top musicians. In 2013, she unveiled her second album, Crazy, which received praise and critical acclaim. Her third album, Belle No Be Showglass, released in 2017, further established her as one of Nigeria’s most accomplished musicians. 

Beyond solo projects, Niyola has collaborated with prominent Nigerian artists like WizkidBanky WLynxxx, and Skales, showcasing her versatility and collaborative prowess. With each release, Niyola continues to assert herself as a formidable presence in the Nigerian music scene, leaving fans eagerly anticipating her future contributions.

Awards & Nominations


  • Nigerian Music Video Award for Best R&B Video 
  • 2015: City People Music Award for RnB Artist of the Year 


  • 2013, 2014, 2015: The Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) 
  • 2013: Nigeria Entertainment Award for Most Promising Female Act to Watch 
  • 2022: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @niyola
  • Twitter: @iAmNiyola
  • Facebook: Niyola
  • YouTube: Niyola
  • TikTok: @niyolaofficial

Personal Life

According to reports from Gistlover, claims suggest that Niyola was in a relationship with Banky W even before the actress Adesua Etomi entered the scene. Adesua Etomi, who is married to Banky W, recently reached out to singer Niyola after she faced accusations of being involved with her husband. Additionally, Niyola has been rumored to have had a relationship with Wizkid.

On June 24, 2023, controversial blogger Gistlover accused Banky W of infidelity with singer Niyola, alleging the affair predates his marriage to Adesua Etomi. The claims include multiple pregnancies and coerced abortions. 

Banky W and Niyola are yet to respond. Adesua Etomi‘s Instagram post hinted at resilience. Social media is divided between supporting Adesua Etomi and condemning Banky W, with some defending him and calling the rumors baseless.


  • Toh Bad
  • Go On
  • Where Is The Love (feat. Adekunle Gold)
  • Love To Love (feat. Banky W)
  • Olumorant
  • My Prayer
  • Never Gon Stop
  • Last Bus Stop
  • Gimme Room
  • Bring It On

Net Worth

Niyola‘s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She is a well-known Nigerian singer-songwriter who gained popularity as a now-defunct E.M.E. record label member. 

Over the years, she has released two successful solo albums, Bliss in 2013 and The Regime in 2016. Niyola has established herself as a prominent figure in the Nigerian music industry and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, such as WizkidSkales, and Tiwa Savage.

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