The Nigerian singer and songwriter Niniola dropped her highly anticipated, brand new album titled “Colours and Sounds”. This is following huge international hype around her single “Addicted” this past July.
The multi award winning artist has been celebrated as the “Queen of Afro-House” across the globe and endorsed by international giants like Beyoncé and Drake. This Nigerian singer unites the continent and the African Diaspora on her latest offering.
Combining influences from South Africa’s compelling amapiano sound to Jamaican dancehall and rudiment of vintage afrobeats, the album is unique in its undertaking.
The album was co-produced by musical icon and Verzuz co-founder Timbaland, Niniola’s long-time collaborator Sarz, Nigerian beatmakers Kel-P and Nonso Amadi, South African Shuffle Muzik and Teflon Zincfence from Jamaica.
The project includes collaborations from across the globe. British Afrowave boss Afro B appears on “My Body,” while South Africa’s Busiswa brings gqom flavour to the hypnotic “Oh Sharp.”
Niniola’s vocals represented fully on her 13-tracks album, and she show cases versatility and diversity. “My music is colourful and vibrant — it’s travelled across borders and it’s being played by different ethnicities, whether black or white,” said the “Maradona” hitmaker.
“Even though my root genre is Afro-House, I can do it all, R&B, pop and folk. So, I am basically a girl of many Colours and Sounds.”
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