Chinedu Okoli (born 23 November 1983), higher recognized by his stage title Flavour N’abania or just Flavour, is a Nigerian singer. He started his musical profession as a drummer for a neighborhood church. Flavour is popularly recognized throughout Africa and the world for his hit music “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”. He’s at the moment signed to 2nite Leisure.

In 2005, he launched his self-titled debut album N’abania. In 2010, Flavour launched his second studio album, Uplifted. It was supported by the singles “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”, “Adamma”, and “Oyi Remix”. The album’s success made Flavour one among Africa’s most sought out artists. He was booked to carry out at quite a few concert events and social occasions following Uplifteds launch.

Youth

Flavour, who’s well-known for his potential to sing fluently within the Igbo language, was born in Enugu State, Nigeria. His household is initially from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. Flavour started his music profession on the age of 13 when he began enjoying the drums for his church choir in Enugu. The resident pastor at his church launched him to a good friend, Chris I. Ordor, the CEO of SoundCity Communications.

In 1996, Flavour was invited to hitch the corporate on an academic scholarship to check music.

After three years of enjoying the drums, Flavour began enjoying the drums professionally. In 1999, he moved on from enjoying the drums and began enjoying the keyboard. He additionally used to offer back-up vocals for different musicians at SoundCity.

Profession

Profession beginnings

At age 19, Flavour emerged into Nigeria’s musical scene as a drummer and pianist for a neighborhood band in Enugu. After studying to play drums professionally, Flavour obtained a proposal to carry out at Metropolis Centre, Enugu. The huge crowd there impressed him to achieve new grounds and attain nice heights. Flavour’s instructional background in music enabled him to study music manufacturing from Dekumzy, Isi Charles and Nnachie.

2005: N’abania

In 2005, Flavour launched his debut album N’abania by Obaino Music. The album’s success was relative and restricted to Jap Nigeria, significantly Enugu State. Flavour collaborated with Mr Raw on the album’s lead single titled “N’abania”. The music was recorded at Kingsley Ogoro’s music studio in Lagos, Nigeria.

2010: Uplifted

Following the relative success of his debut album, Flavour launched Uplifted in 2010. The album broke nationwide boundaries. Lolhiphop Information, a longtime file label in South Africa, launched the album after common demand. The album’s high singles embody “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”, “Adamma”, and Oyi Remix” that includes Tiwa Savage.

2012: Blessed

Blessed was launched on 18 October 2012 by 2nite Leisure and iROCKING LTD. The album is the successor to Uplifted. It’s arguably Flavour’s greatest album so far because of the variety of producers who labored on it. It was launched on the identical day of Flavour’s 2nite Membership grand opening.

In an interview with iROKTV, Flavour mentioned: “I feel I am rising. That is my third album… Now it is time to give them the music, like outline myself. I’ve to be extra mature with my music, lyrics and instrumentation sensible. I labored with tons of producers and the entire manufacturing course of made sense.

2014: Grateful

Grateful was launched in December 2014. The album consists of twenty-two tracks and runs for one hour seventeen minutes. Receiving typically optimistic critiques from music critics, it offered hundreds of copies. The album options hit tracks such because the love ballad “Ololufe” that includes Chidinma and the fast-tempo Afro-pop music “Wake Up” feat. Wande Coal.

2017: Ijele – The Traveler

Ijele – The Traveller was launched in 2017. The album comprises 17 tracks, together with one that includes a blind Liberian fan.

2018

In 2018 Flavour issued two singles, “Loopy love”, becoming a member of forces with Mama Africa Yemi Alade as Flavour Nabania, and “Yemi Alade”.

Later that yr, he launched the normal music “Awele”, that includes the Igbo conventional duo Umu Obiligbo.

2020

On December 4 2020, Flavour launched his seventh studio album, titled Flavour of Africa, which has 16 tracks.

Controversy

On 29 August 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported that Flavour was concerned in a authorized battle with Ghanaian duo Wutah, over the alleged theft of “Kwarikwa”. In accordance with the article, “Kwarikwa” is a precise duplicate of “Kotosa”, a music made by the aforementioned duo. The singing duo accused Flavour of stealing their music’s rhythm, chorus, and tempo.

Discography

  • N’abania (2005)
  • Uplifted (2010)
  • Blessed (2012)
  • Thankful (2014)
  • Ijele the Traveler (2017)
  • Awele (2018)
  • Flavour of Africa (2020)

Singles

Yr Title Album Ref.
2020 “Wanting Nyash” Flavour of Africa
2020 “Kanayo”
2019 “Mercy”
2016 “Zoro” As featured artiste
2016 “Champion”
2010 “My Girl is Gone” Uplifted
2005 “N’abania” N’abania

Videography

Yr Title Album Director Ref.
2011 “Adamma” Uplifted Godfather Productions
2012 “Oyi Remix” that includes Tiwa Savage Uplifted Godfather Productions
2012 “Kwarikwa” that includes Fally Ipupa Blessed Masterkraft
2012 “Child oku” Blessed Selebobo
2012 “Shake” Blessed Godfather Productions
2013 “Chinny Child” Blessed Masterkraft
2013 “Ada Ada” Blessed Clarence Peters
2014 “Ikwokrikwo” Blessed Masterkraft
2014 “Black is Lovely” Blessed Clarence Peters
2014 “Get up” that includes Wande Coal Grateful Clarence Peters
2014 “Gollibe” Grateful Clarence Peters
2015 “Ololufe” that includes Chidinma Grateful Godfather Productions
2015 “Attractive Rosey” that includes P-Square Grateful Godfather Productions
2016 “Champion” Godfather Productions
2016 “Dance” Grateful Clarence Peters
2018 “Loopy Love” that includes Yemi Alade Patrick Elis
2018 “Awele” that includes Umu Obiligbo Selebobo
2021 Ranges Patrick Ellis

Awards and nominations

Yr Occasion Prize Recipient Consequence Ref
2019 AFRIMA Finest Dwell Act Himself Pending
Finest Collaboration “Awele”(that includes Umu Obiligbo) Pending
AFRIMMA Video of The Yr Pending
2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Afro Pop “Ada Ada” Nominated
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Indigenous Artist of the Yr Himself Nominated
Finest Album of the Yr Blessed Nominated
Finest Music Video of the yr (Artist & Director) “Oh! Child (You & I)”
(Chidinma that includes Flavour N’abania)
Nominated
Finest Collaboration Nominated
African Muzik Journal Awards Finest Male West Africa Himself Nominated
Finest Conventional Artist Received
Finest Video of the Yr “Ada Ada” Received
City People Entertainment Awards Musician of the Yr (Male) Himself Nominated
Finest Collabo of the Yr “Oh! Child (You & I)”
(Chidinma that includes Flavour N’abania)
Nominated
Video of the Yr “Ada Ada” Received
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Finest Dwell Act Himself Received
Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Yr Nominated
2013 The Headies Artiste of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Blessed Nominated
Finest R&B/Pop Album Nominated
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Video of the Yr “Ada Ada” Received
Finest Excessive Life Video Received
Finest Indigenous Idea Received
Finest use of costumes Received
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Finest Indigenous Artist/Group Himself Nominated
Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Yr Nominated
Metropolis Folks Leisure Awards Musician of the Yr (Male) Nominated
Finest Collabo of the Yr “Give it to Me”
(Kcee that includes Flavour N’abania)
Received
2012 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Finest Highlife “Kwarikwa”
(that includes M-Jay, Wage G.Jay Dey, Elense)
Nominated
Channel O Music Video Awards Finest R&B Video Oyi Remix
(that includes Tiwa Savage)
Received
The Headies Finest Collabo “Orobo”
(Sound Sultan that includes Excel and Flavour)
Received
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Finest Indigenous Artist/Group Himself Received
2011 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)” Nominated
Most Gifted African West Video Nominated
Hip Hop World Awards (The Headies) Finest R&B Single “Oyi Remix”
(that includes Tiwa Savage)
Nominated
Finest Collabo “Quantity One”
(MI that includes Flavour N’abania)
Received
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Finest Excessive Life Video “Nwa Child (Ashawo Remix)” Nominated
2010 Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Yr Himself Nominated

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