Niniola Apata, multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, says she wants people to focus on her music and not on her personal life.
The 32-year-old singer, who is in the Afro-house music lane, made the disclosure in an interview on Off -The-Top reality show where the she recounted her emergence in the music industry.
When asked why she doesn’t put her personal life in the spotlight, she said:” I am all about the music; I do not care about putting my life out there. It’s all about the business, making money”.
Niniola who happens to be the elder sister of rave of the moment, Teni noted that she is proud of her exploits in the music industry.
“I am very proud of her(Teni) because she is my baby. I deliberately didn’t push her into people’s faces because I wanted her to start her own narrative not pick up from her sister’s.
On the secret of her success, she said: “Preparation meets opportunity,” Niniola said, when asked about her romance with the Afro-house genre. “To be honest. It just happened”, she added.
“It’s the grace of God but as they say, when hard work and preparation meets opportunity, it just happens. After Project Fame, I just wanted to prove myself. I knew I could sing but I just wanted more. I loved to dance and wanted to incorporate these two things.
“I didn’t know anybody in the industry. So, I went online in search for the best producer in Nigeria. This was in 2013. Sarz’s name kept coming up. I reached out to him and I requested that he gives me a hit song. I dropped “Ibadi” and that’s how it happened”.