The year brought new tidings for Afro-beat songstress Niniola Apata who recently got recognized by the Recording Academy- Grammy for her contributions.
Niniola whose journey to music kicked off with her entrance into one of Nigeria’s biggest talent show “Project Fame,” has beaten the odds and rode her way to becoming one of the most celebrated female artiste in Nigeria.
The announcement of her Grammy recognition came as a shock to many as most people did not clock that she was part of the composers on the Grammy-winning album “The Lion King: The Gift” by Beyoncé.
The pan African album had a wealthy mix of African contributors from producers to engineers to artistes like Wizkid, Burnaboy, Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale, Chopstixx, TMXO, and many more. So far, the album remains one of the game-changing intersection and affirmation of the Afrobeats movement.
An excited Niniola took to her Instagram to share a copy of the certificate of recognition from the Recording Academy for her work as a composer on the album, thanking God and everyone who has shown her support. She wrote:
“And The GRAMMY Certificate @recordingacademy just came in the mail today…Thank You God and Thank you to everyone that has been supporting. Love U All”