Niniola’s sister, Teniola, has disclosed she wrote Davido’s recent single, Like Dat, a piece she’s proud of writing.
Yesterday, she took to her twitter page, to announce that she wrote Davido’s new song, and it’d be dropping today.
She wrote on her twitter page;
“A song I wrote for @iam_Davido drops tommorow!! S/O to OBO for giving young writers like my self a chance!! I can’t wait for y’all to hear “Like Dat” Another Monster Hit”
Teniola sang the popular apala song, “Fargin”.
The singer recently sat with Pulse music, and they dug deep into her mind to discover what makes her tick, fuels the music, and her plans for Nigeria.
How long have you been doing what you do? How did you get started?
Professionally a month ago, and pretty much since I was 2 years old. I started when I was 2 years old. I used to play the drums in the in the School Band.
Is there an early memory you’d like to share about getting into your craft, such as when you realized this was more than just a hobby or a passion?
When I was 3, I played drums for Buba Marwa, then when Bola Tinubu became Governor, I played for him. I also played for Fashola, when he was governor. I always knew I would end up doing something in the entertainment world. I realized it was more than hobby when I got to University in America and everyone started telling me to take music seriously.
How do you describe your sound/what you do to people you haven’t heard before?
I think my sound is generic. It’s different. people love the authenticity in my voice.
Who are your influences?
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall. That’s my biggest influence.
What is some advice that has stuck with you?
“Be Yourself!” my mom tells me this all the time, and it has worked for me tremendously.
What do you hope people take away from listening to your music?
Love, Power, peace, strength and courage. I want them to become better people after listening to my music
Tell us a little bit about your new project Amen, such as concepts/themes, what inspired you, what the creative process was like, etc?
I was broke when I recorded ‘Amen’, that’s where the lyrics “when owu dey blow when money no dey” came from. but I put my heart to it. It was fun working with Shizzi, Shizzi is a spirit man. I went home and came back the next day, he had turned the song into a master jam.
Being signed to Shizzi, how does that feel?
It’s the best feeling in the world. I feel blessed to be signed to my brother. He gives me the freedom to explore different sounds. Shizzi is someone that I’ve learnt so much from and there’s no better person to share greatness with, than him. He believed in me since the first time I met him in 2013.
You are sisters with Niniola, how does her work affect your push for success?
I’m proudd of her and how she has accomplished by setting good examples and laying a good path. Her work doesn’t affect me, it encourages and inspires me to be a better musician.
The achievement divide that separates men and women. Do you think the Industry discriminates against female advancement?
I don’t think so. I think the industry is beginning to accept females and the transition is going smoothly.
What does the rest of 2017 look like? What can we keep an eye out for?
It’s looking bright, me and my team are working strongly together. I can’t do it on my own. With God, 2017 will be one to remember. Greatness can be achieved.