Flavour N’abania – Biography

Flavour N’abania – Biography

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The
very flexible and sexy Flavour goes by the real name of Chinedu Okoli,
born on November 23rd 1983. He is a prolific Nigerian recording artist,
dancer, songwriter, and performer. He began his musical career as a
drummer for a local church in his hometown of Enugu State. Flavour is
popularly known across Africa and the world for his massive club banger
“;Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”;.
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Flavour
is the first son of a large family consisting of four siblings and
seven step siblings. Flavour currently dwells in Lagos, Nigeria.
Flavour’;s family wasn’;t very fond of his musical ambitions; they often
dismissed it as a pipe dream. His mother in particular believed that
his musical ambitions wouldn&# 8217;t amount to anything,until
things got out of hand.
Flavour, who is well known for his ability
to sing fluently in the Igbo language, was born in Enugu State,
Nigeria. His family is originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA,
Anambra State, Nigeria. Flavour began his music career at the age of 13
when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Enugu. The
resident pastor at his church introduced him to a friend, Chris I Ordor,
the CEO of SoundCity Communications. Mr. Ordor had just started a
musical company aimed at training young musicians on the basics of music
and nurturing them all the way to a professional level. In 1996,
Flavour was invited to join the company on an educational scholarship to
study music. After three years of playing the drums, Flavour started
playing the drums professionally. In 1999, Flavour moved on from playing
the drums and started playing the keyboard. He also used to provide
backing vocals for other musicians at SoundCity.
At the age of 19,
Flavour emerged unto Nigeria’;s musical scene as a drummer and pianist
for a local Enugu band. After learning to play drums professionally,
Flavour received an offer to perform at City Centre, Enugu. The massive
crowd at City Centre inspired him to gain new grounds and reach great
heights. Flavour’;s educational background in music enabled him to learn
music production from Dekumzy, Isi Charles and Nnachie.
In 2005,
Flavour released his debut album N’;abania through Obaino Music. The
album’;s success was relative and limited to Eastern Nigeria,
particularly, Enugu State. Flavour collaborated with Mr. Raw on the
album’;s lead single titled “;N&# 8217;abania”;. The song was
recorded at Kingsley Ogoro’;s studio in Lagos, Nigeria.
Following
the relative success of his debut album, Flavour released Uplifted in
2010. While working on the album, Flavour believed the album would
surpass his previous works. Flavour’;s projection came true when the
album broke national barriers. Lolhiphop Records, an established record
label in South Africa, released the album after popular demand. The
album&# 8217;s top singles include “;Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”;,
“;Adamma”;, and &# 8220;Oyi Remix”;, featuring Tiwa Savage.
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Blessed
was released on 18 October 2012 through 2nite Entertainment and
iROCKING LTD. The album is the successor to Uplifted. It is arguably
Flavour’;s biggest album to date due to the amount of producers that
worked on it. It was launched on the same day of Flavour’;s 2nite Club
grand opening. In an interview with iROKTV, Flavour said: “;I think
I&# 8217;m growing. This is my third album…; Now it’;s time to give
them the music, like I define myself. I have to be more mature with my
music, lyrics and instrumentation wise. I worked with tons of producers
and the whole production process made sense.”;
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Below are some of the awards he has won over time
2013 Video Of The Year: Flavour (Ada Ada)
2013 Best High Life Video: Flavour (Ada Ada)
2013 Best Indigenous Concept: Flavour (Ada Ada)
2013 Best Use Of Costumes: Flavour (Ada Ada)
Channel O Music Video Awards -Best R&;B Video: Oyi (Remix) featuring Tiwa Savage
The HeadiesBest Collabo: Orobo, Sound Sultan featuring Excel and Flavour
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Indigenous Artist/ Group
Hip Hop World Awards (The Headies)
Best Collabo: “;Number One”;, M.I featuring Flavour
On
29 August 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported that Flavour
N&# 8217;abania was involved in a legal battle with Ghanaian singing
duo Wutah, over the alleged theft of “;Kwarikwa”;. According to the
article, &# 8220;Kwarikwa”; is an exact “;replica&# 8221; of
Kotosa, a song made by the aforementioned singing duo. The singing duo
accused Flavour N&# 8217;abania of stealing their song’;s rhythm,
chorus, and tempo.
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