Beyonce had Nigerian superstars, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade and other African artistes on the album “The Gift”. However, most people are not aware that Niniola also worked on the album alongside other Nigerians.

The singer wrote and performed the track “Find Your Way Back” which contains elements of her hit single “Maradona”.

Niniola took to her Instagram page to reveal that working on the album was a dream come true and thanked fans, her team, and family for their support.

In her words, MARADONA!!!” The Song that keeps giving! When the advance royalty cheque comes in from featuring on @Beyonce’s Album, “THE GIFT”, and you can’t but give thanks to God. ???? Being a contributor to the “Find Your Way Home” Song off Queen B’s Album was a dream come true for me and I cannot wait to share with you, greater news and opportunities that this has opened me up to, internationally. 

As always, a big thank you to all of you for continuing to support the Niniola brand. Special thanks to my Label, @@drumrollrecords, my Management Company @Naijareview my Publishers @kobaltmusic my lawyers @rbmmnigeria and everyone that continues to work behind the scene to ensure I achieve my God-given potential. I love you all.

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According to OkayAfrica:

This year we have dedicated the OkayAfrica 100 Womenlist to those daughters who embody the fortitude of their continental mothers, paired with sovereignty that is wholly unique to today’s youth culture. Freedom of minds, agency over our bodies, and equity for all is not a choice. It’s the only way.

Youth culture, as we interpret it, does not subscribe to the idea that those who are participants are young in their stage of life. This list of women—carefully curated from over 500 nominations—is one that spans over two generations of changemakers and is not beholden to age. These are individuals who are both youth peers actively working to undo generational oppression in all forms and women who have dedicated their lives to investing in young people.

This year’s list includes amazing women like Ghana’s outspoken model Adwoa Aboah, 18-year-old Olympic short track speed skater Maame Biney, South Sudanese beauty blogger Nyma Tang, Hollywood’s Danai Gurira, Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi, America’s first Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and so many more.

These women are shaping and changing narratives for young black women.

OkayAfrica says:

These women are disrupting the status quo socially, economically, and politically. They are creating safe spaces for African women globally, driving technological and scientific advancements, pushing for inclusivity in television, film, art and media and steering us toward a more sustainable way of living.

See the full list below.

Click here to read about the women



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Singer, Niniola has bought JAMB forms for 30 students, a gesture being carried out through her foundation “Adopt A Child’s Education”.

According to Niniola, buying JAMB Forms for 30 students was her way of `stepping into her late father’s shoes, a man who was known for his advocacy for standard education for every child’.


Niniola wrote on Instagram;

I promised to do more and Walk in my Late Dads shoes…
In continuation 2day I through my foundation @adoptachildseducationprovided 30 jamb forms for some students.
Lets Put some smile on the kids faces.


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January 9, 2018 marks 24 years since the father of music stars Niniola and Teniola passed away.

Singer Niniola has taken to her Instagram page to share a touching tribute for her dad, Simeon Olaosebikan Apata.

Her father was a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier-General and he was assassinated on January 8, 1995.

She wrote:


JAN 8th 1995 D Day i watched U go:

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.
You used to show off your dancing baby “NINIOLA” to your friends.
You’d even record me on your camcoder.
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 , Philantropist , Educationist , Soldier etc
Thank you for loving us all..
I will forever cherish the good memories we shared.
Till we meet again
Eee ohhhhhhh.
APATA ayeraye



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