Singer Niyola opens up on experience after mum’s death

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Eniola Akinbo popularly known as Niyola has opened up about how she felt about the death of her mother in 2017.

The 34-year-old singer signed to Empire Mates Entertainment described her feelings in a post she shared on Twitter on Monday.

Niyola wrote; “I took a trip to some island right after my mum passed and I seemed fine, didn’t breakdown. I was numb and like a robot cos I didn’t feel anything, and it was like that for a while until I wrote a song about it. I still break into tears randomly till today!”

The ‘Toh Bad’ singer took a break from music after the death of her mother and sister in 2017.

She explained her reasons for doing so in a March 2019 interview with Classic FM.

“I was in that phase where I just felt like I don’t think I am really portraying what I wanted to portray as an artist. If you went to listen to my songs, will you catch the slightest glimpse of who I am as Niyola? that has always bothered me.” she said.

Niyola 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 before signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2012.

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