Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, popularly known as Shola Allyson or Sola Allyson , is a Nigerian soul, folk and gospel singer and song-writer. She came into limelight with the hit album Eji Owuro, which was the soundtrack album for a film of the same title.
Shola Allyson Biography
Olusola Allyson Obaniyi (Sola Allyson) was born on 24th September at Ikorodu, Lagos State where she was brought up, she’s a top Nigerian Gospel Singer, a song writer and as well a voice coach.
Shola Allyson enrolled at Anglican Primary School, Ikorodu for her primary school education, Shams-el-deen Grammar School, Ikorodu for her secondary school education,
She furthered by studying Business studies at Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, to obtain her NBTE certificate.
And also obtained her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Technology at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Voice as major and Music as minor.
Shola Allyson has been into music from her early stage of life, she started backing-up singers while she was at the age of 13, she then got the opportunity to work as backup singers for professional musicians as at then, she had backed up for Gbenga Adeboye, Yinka Ayefele, Daddy Showkey, Pasuma and Obesere. She also did jingles, signature tunes, and adverts for radio and TV stations.
Shola Allyson got launched fully into the music industry when she released her first Album ‘Eji Owuro’, the album release was as a result of a conversation she got into in a public transport;
She met a man in a public bus, the man initiated a productive conversation with her, telling her about a film shoot he just concluded tittled ‘Orekelewa’, he then request she made a sound track for the movie, which she does successfully
Shola make a creative move of trying out the piece in a studio, which finally return to be a huge success and had lead to what she was today.
This are the list of singles from Shola Allyson’s production
Obinrin Ni Mi
Ife bi Eji Owuro
Oreke Lewa Omoge
My Voice I Raise Master
Jiji Mo Ji
Mo Ki O
This are the listed albums and date of release
Eji Owuro (2003)
Gbe Je F’ori (2005)
Shola Allyson got married to her husband, Toyin Obaniyi on March 2003; They were blessed with three children; Ayobami, Mopelola, and Obafunmiwo.
Awards and Nomination
Shola Allyson has been nominated for a number of awards in Nigeria, which includes:
Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video in the 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) (Nominated)
Best Indigenous Concept in the 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Nominated)
Special Recognition Awards in the 2018 City People Music Awards (Won).
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