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Niniola receives recognition for composing Beyonce Grammy song, Gift


Popular afro-urban singer, Niniola Apata, best known as Niniola, has received a certificate of recognition from the Recording Academy for her work as a composer on the album, The Lion King: The Gift by American singer, Beyonce.

The hit Album had won the Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The talented Nigerian singer, made the announcement via her official Instagram page. An excited Niniola shared a copy of the certificate, thanking God and everyone who has showed support for her.

She wrote: “And The GRAMMY Certificate @recordingacademy just came in the mail today….Thank You God and Thank you to everyone that has been supporting. Love U All”

Niniola’s 2017 single track Marodona was sampled in the Beyonce’s soundtrack Find Your Way Back, while the producer, Osaretini Osabuohien, popularly called Sarz On The Beat was similarly credited to have written the song.

While giving recognition for contributors, details on Beyonce’s website reads, “contain elements of Maradona written by Osaretin Osabuohieu and performed by Niniola.”

The 33-year-old Ibadi singer hit limelight after participating in the 2013 Project Fame West Africa.

Niniola who is a older sister to crooner, Teni Makanaki, was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Award.


Meanwhile, celebrities have continued to entertain their fans and followers as many people are at home staying safe from the global pandemic.

From Instagram live concerts to questions and answers sessions, many celebrities are doing their best to keep their fans glued to their page and also to ease the boredom of being at home all day.

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