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Niniola on The Juice in 2019 on NdaniTV

Niniola Apata, (born 15 December 1986) known professionally as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She participated in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013. After releasing her debut single "Ibadi", she was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.


  • During secondary school days, I started entertaining my friends during lunchtime...I had a sort of request songs and I would sing.
    • [1] Niniola speaking at an interview about her journey into music.
  • I'm glad I can be comfortable as an African and singing my YouTube language when I drop songs, I drop beat songs.
    • [2] Niniola speaking at an interview about her journey into music
  • Maradona was a hit song when I dropped the video I and my team members knew it was a hit song for me but didn't know it was a master jam.
    • [3] Niniola speaking about her album "colours and sounds"
  • Go for it and if it doesn’t work, try something else instead of living in regret. 
  • “Hard work is very important, and it will  never go in vain. Just be yourself, and the world will listen to you.”
  • You just need to work for your own, and you have the talent and sky is just the beginning.
  • She has also once confirm to go into acting and surely she will be a perfect match for Nollywood movies.
    • [7] Niniola speaking at an interview about her journey into music and movie acting as a choice of career.
  • “Get your bags ladies and gentlemen! Don’t let procrastination stop you.”[8]
  • . “Embrace your struggles! We’re all just working to be better. It’s okay to have struggles, it’s a part of life, it will all get better…”[9]
  • “So never beat yourself up for failing to act or getting delayed on something. Just pick yourself back up and continue to push through. “.[10]
  • “Plant those seeds of productivity now and, one day, you’ll thank yourself that you did.”.[11]
  • “For the vision is meant for its appointed time; it speaks of the end, and it does not lie. It may take a while, but wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. ”[12]
  • “Things will come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.”[13]
  • “If you strive hard, you can be just what you want.”[14]
  • “If you know who you are, you won’t let what anyone says to you affect you.”[15]
  • “Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. “[16]
  • “When you have positive energy, everyone wants to be around you.”[17]
  • “You can accomplish virtually anything if you want it badly enough and if you are willing to work long enough and hard enough.”[18]
  • “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.”[19]
  • “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.”[20]
  • “I pray you to reach a certain level of happiness! The one in which you need no validation. Just casually living your life, knowing tomorrow isn’t promised. ”[21]
  • “There isn’t a person anywhere that isn’t capable of doing more than they think they can.”[22]
  • “Opportunities are like sunrises – if you wait too long, you miss them.”[23]
  • “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”[24]
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. “[25]
  • “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”[26]
  • “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”[27]
  • “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”[28]

Quotes about her

  • Niniola was a pretty type, while I was the jaga jaga type.
    • [29] Teni describing her sister during an interview.
  • “Get your bags ladies and gentlemen! Don’t let procrastination stop you.”
    • [30] Teni said that in one of her song
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