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Niyola reveals why her debut album did not drop in 2016

09 December 2016, 13:23

Lagos - Niyola in a heartfelt letter explains why she will not be releasing her much awaited debut music album.

The 'Toh bad' singer who recently released a song 'Jo' featuring Pasuma attributes it to ailing health which took her away from home attending to it.

The letter also revealed her concern for creative people  out there especially female folks who have not got a platform to showcase and express freely their music content, and her plans to change that.

 " At the beginning of 2016, I had two goals: to release an album and to launch my movement to empower young women. Having been in the music industry for over a decade, I’ve been opportuned to experience a lot, from the inception of this generation of music to what it has now grown into. While it is commendable that it’s grown so vast, it’s still disheartening that a lot of talented singers especially women have no real avenue to express their art . Certain standards or the lack of it stymie the thirst to grow one’s craft because there’s no real need for perfection. 

I spent the most part of the year tending to a health condition abroad and as such, I was unable to release an album this year but with my voice, I can still give power to women from all walks of life, encourage them to defend who they are even if it means being different. 

So, starting  with my area of expertise which is singing, I have pulled together a number of my friends; young, gifted, passionate female musicians and we’re going to showcase how we love it done.

In this untamable hysteria, I bring you an evening of live music tagged Yours Truly on the 15th of December 2016. It’s for every young woman out there who deserves more, who wants to do it their own way, who want to be heard and seen and known. Every young woman who can and will do more. It’s for us. Yours Truly."

At the beginning of 2016, I had two goals: to release an album and to launch my movement to empower young women. Having been in the music industry for over a decade, I've been opportuned to experience a lot, from the inception of this generation of music to what it has now grown into. While it is commendable that it's grown so vast, it's still disheartening that a lot of talented singers especially women have no real avenue to express their art . Certain standards or the lack of it stymie the thirst to grow one's craft because there's no real need for perfection. I spent the most part of the year tending to a health condition abroad and as such, I was unable to release an album this year but with my voice, I can still give power to women from all walks of life, encourage them to defend who they are even if it means being different. So, starting  with my area of expertise which is singing, I have pulled together a number of my friends; young, gifted, passionate female musicians and we're going to showcase how we love it done. In this untamable hysteria, I bring you an evening of live music tagged Yours Truly on the 15th of December 2016. It's for every young woman out there who deserves more, who wants to do it their own way, who want to be heard and seen and known. Every young woman who can and will do more. It's for US ????????????????????. Yours Truly

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