FLAVOUR’S NET WORTH
As he usually introduces himself, Mr. Flavour is that singer that brings up a certain drive in his music by using the perfect combination of Hip hop and traditional style sense of the eastern part of Nigeria (Igbo), a unique blend to his style and songs. His dancing and his good voice make him stand out in the music industry and makes people want to listen to him sing and watch him dance. In addition to being a good singer and a great dancer, he is a songwriter and a music producer. When you listen to Flavour’s songs and pay attention to his tune, vocals, style, and delivery, there won’t be arguing that music flows in his veins. He was made for music.
Mr. Flavour’s real name is Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli. Even though he is from Umunze, in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state, Mr. Flavour was born in Enugu State on the 23rd of November, 1983, and he grew up in the same city.
He started music at the age of 13. As a boy, he loved to drum, and his love for music and drumming made him join the church choir in Enugu, and he became the drummer there. He got introduced to the CEO of Soundcity Communications by his resident pastor. He got an educational scholarship later in 1996 to join the professional music company, where he studied music. This scholarship paved the way for him in his career as he moved from drumming to playing the keyboard. He officially launched his professional career in drumming in 1999 at the age of 16.
MR. FLAVOUR CAREER
Mr. Flavour first appeared in the Nigerian music scene as a pianist and drummer for one local band in Enugu at the age of 19. He learned to play bands professionally and got an offer to perform at City Center, Enugu. The extent to which the crowd gathered and cheered when he performed was an inspiration for him. He learned music production from Dekumzy, Nnachie, and Isi Charles.
Mr. Flavour’s first self-titled album in the year 2005, ‘N’abania,’ which gave him the nickname ‘Flavour Nabania’, was a great success and brought him into the limelight. He worked in partnership with Nigga Raw on the album ‘N’abania.’ To date, Mr. Flavour has recorded up to five albums and several singles. In 2010, he dropped his second studio album ‘Uplifted.’ The album made a great hit and increased Flavour’s worth in the music industry. He became a ‘hot cake’ as he was sought and booked for performances at several social events and concerts.
Flavour signed with 2nite Entertainment and iROCKING LTD, and through them, he released another album titled ‘Blessed’ in 2012. The album was one of his biggest projects because of the number of producers involved in it. He launched it the same day his 2nite Club had its grand opening. He told iROKTV when interviewed, ‘I think I am growing, this is my third album. Now, it is time to give them the music, like 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.’
In 2014, he released the 4th album ‘Thankful’ with 22 tracks, which featured Chidimma, Wande Coal, and many other artists. In 2017, ‘Ijele’ was released and was followed by two singles, ‘Crazy Love’ and ‘Awele.’ ‘Crazy Love’ was a joint track with YemiAlade and the song, ‘Awele’ featured the Igbo traditional duo, ‘Umu Obiligbo.’ From his first debut, Mr. Flavour has been recording great successes all over the world. With over 4.4 million followers on his Instagram, Flavour Nabania has got millions of views from his online streams. He is known around the world for ‘Ada Ada,’ his evergreen track popular at weddings. Some other of his songs that increased his popularity are ‘Adamma,’ ‘Oyi,’ amongst others.
FLAVOUR AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Mr. Flavour has been conferred with several awards. In 2014, Channel O Music Video Awards nominated him as the Most Gifted Afro Pop artist with the music ‘Ada Ada.’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards graced him with the nomination of Indigenous Artist of the year in 2014. ‘Ada Ada’ also won the Best Traditional Artist and Best Video of the year. Mr. Flavour Nabania has also won some other awards like being nominated as the Male Musician of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards. He has also been nominated alongside Chidimma as the best collabo of the year with the song ‘Oh! Baby (You and I)’. ‘Ada Ada’ kept rocking the Video of the Year and Best Live Act awards by MTV Africa Music Awards in the year 2014. In total, out of 38 nominations, Mr. Flavour has received thirteen awards.
FLAVOUR NET WORTH
As of 2020, Flavour’s net worth is estimated at around $9.8 million.
TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MODE 9
Babatunde Olusegun Adewale is a popular Nigerian rapper and lyricist who goes by the stage name, Mode 9. The rapper has been in the industry for a very long time and is one of the leading rappers in Nigerian music history. He has recorded several albums and also had mixtapes released to his name. He is also a multi-award winning rapper, having a record of most wins at the Headies Awards. He owned the “Lyricist of the Year” award category for a long time and no one has been able to dominate as much as he did in recent times. Join me as I take you through his early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of his songs.
MODE 9’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
The rapper was born on the 14th of June 1975 in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents who hailed from Osun State. He is the third children of his parents. His secondary school education was at Agboju Seconday School and then he proceeded to Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State where he bagged a degree in Building Technology. His music influences were Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.
MODE 9’S MUSIC CAREER
Mode 9 started music as far back as the early 2000s. He released his debut project in 2004 for “Malcolm IX”. The album enjoyed a fair amount of success and it helped gained the rapper popularity in the industry. He was known for his incredible rap style and fast became one of the lead rappers in the industry. He released another album two years later in 2006 for “Pentium IX”. At the time, he was already recognised as a good lyricist and rapper and he was already bagging awards for it.
Mode 9 didn’t stop at that, he released several other albums. He has recorded eight studio albums and five mixtapes to his name. He has also released five featured albums with the most recent recorded with Black Intelligence for “Hence4th” in 2018. His most recent album was in 2019 for “Monument”. The rapper, at a time, stopped releasing his albums in Nigeria because he felt Nigerians gave up on him.
His awards list is quite the collection. He has won 9 Headies Awards to his name and bagged the Lyricist Award of the Year seven times in a row, which still stands as a Headies record. He also has won a number of Channel O Awards for music videos.
MODE 9’S PERSONAL LIFE
Mode 9 loves to keep information about his personal life private. There is no known information about if the veteran rapper is in any relationship.
MODE 9’S SONGS
Some of his songs include;
- Where Una Dey
- Nigerian Girls
- Elbow Room
- Kaiser Flow
- 419 State of Mind
- It’s a Goal
- 360 Poetry
- Super Human
TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MO CHEDDAH
Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter who goes by the stage name “Mo Cheddah”. She always loved music as a child and even started singing from a young age. Her big break came with the release of her song titled “The Finest” featuring Sauce Kid and Tito. Following the release of the track, Mo Cheddah went on to drop even more songs and then her debut album. “Komaroll”, “If You want me” and “Destinambari” featuring Phyno are three of her other big songs in her career. Join me as I take you through her early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of her songs.
MO CHEDDAH’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
The talented singer was born on the 26th of October 1990 in Lagos though she hails from Osun State, Nigeria. She was the fourth of five children. She had her early education in Lagos with her primary school education at University of Lagos Staff school and her secondary school education at Our Lady of Apostles school in Yaba, Lagos. After that, she proceeded to the University of Lagos to pursue a degree in Creative Arts.
MO CHEDDAH’S MUSIC CAREER
Mo Cheddah’s music career started from when she was 12. She got signed to a record label named Knighthouse Entertainment when she was 13. At the time she was still in school and she expected to be a child star. She used to spend time in studios during her holidays. She released her first song when she was 17 and from there she became popular. The first single was titled “Las Birdie”. She went on to record the song with Sauce Kid and Tito titled “The Finest”. The song was a hit upon release and helped her gain even more popularity. The song ultimately launched her music career.
Following up the previous successes of her singles, she dropped another hit titled “If You Want Me”. The song also enjoyed a period of success and got her the award for Best New Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in 2010. The video for the song also got Best Female Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards. Her debut album dropped in 2010 for “Franchise Celebrity”. She left her record label, Knighthouse Entertainment, after a while and went on to start her own which she called it “Cheddah Music”.
Mo Cheddah took a break from music when she was 21 because she wanted to enjoy a normal life. She came back after a couple of years.
MO CHEDDAH’S PERSONAL LIFE
She is married to longtime boyfriend, Bukunyi Olateru Olagbeji. Asides music, she is a fashion designer. She also runs a blog.
MO CHEDDAH’S SONGS
Some of her songs include;
- My Time
- Bad ft Olamide
- Tori Oloun
- Coming for You ft May D
- Destinambari ft Phyno
- See Me
- No be Money
- Wole Pelu Change
TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PRINCE NICO MBRAGA
Prince Nico Mbraga might not be very popular but his hit single titled “Sweet Mother” is one of the greatest African songs to be released till date. The song sold over 13 million copies, even more than any of the Beetles classic songs. Together with his band for a couple of years, Rocafil Jazz, he recorded several other songs though none of them was able to match the success and greatness of “Sweet Mother”. His style of music is known as Highlife. Unfortunately, the singer died in 1997. Join me as I take you through his early life, music career, personal life and some of his songs.
PRINCE NICO MBRAGA EARLY LIFE
The “Sweet Mother” crooner was born on the 1st of January in 1950 to a Nigerian mother and a Cameroonian father. He was born in Abakaliki part of eastern Nigeria though he hails from Obubra in Cross River State. His father was a music lover and he worked to get salary from sawing timber. When he was still young, his father bought a Phillips radio and from there he listened and grew interest in music. He listened to songs like Bobby Benson’s Taxi Driver and Rex Lawson’s Yellow Sisi. He spent a couple of years in Cameroon growing up in the late 60s during the Nigerian Civil War. While in school, he learnt how to play several instruments such as conga, xylophone, drums and the electric guitar.
PRINCE NICO MBRAGA MUSIC CAREER
His music style was influenced by his time in Cameroon. In 1970, he started music professionally as a member of a hotel band named “Melody Orchestra”. He later returned to Nigeria in 1972 and formed his own band, Rocafil Jazz. Their debut single wasn’t successful as they expected but they moved on to release a second for “I No Go Marry Your Papa”. The song enjoyed success locally in his part of the country.
Eventually the hit came with “Sweet Mother”. It came at a time when their recording contract had just been dropped by EMI. They got signed with an Onitsha based label named “Rogers All Stars”. He dropped the hit single with the band and then went as popular as going outside the country and then the continent. The huge success gained by the singer helped him go on tours in different countries including England. He performed with the likes of London based band, Ivory Coasters.
“Sweet Mother” appeared to be the only hit song the band would record and Prince Nico Mbraga quit music after a time when his band split and then he formed a new one. His hit song has been tagged as the best selling song in history by an African singer and was once voted as Africa’s favourite song by BBC. The song was also called “Africa’s Anthem”.
PRINCE NICO MBRAGA PERSONAL LIFE
After he quit music, he focused on managing his hotel in Ikom, Cross River State. He named the hotel Sweet Mother Hotel. Prince Nico Mbraga died in a motorcycle accident on 23rd June 1997.
PRINCE NICO MBRAGA SONGS
- I No Go Marry Your Papa
- Sweet Mother
- Family Movement
- Wayo Inlaw
- Good Father
- Free Education in Nigeria
- Love and Unity for Africa
- Adam & Eve
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