Flavour N’abania is a Nigerian sensational and ingenious high-life musician who has achieve success and fame both locally and internationally. This article is about his biography, career, awards and more.
Flavour was born Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli on the 23rd of November, 1983, In Enugu State of Nigeria. He is originally a native of Umunze, Orumba South LGA of Anambra state of Nigeria and is the first son of a large family of four siblings and seven step siblings. Flavour takes his specialty in Igbo high life music with his unique voice and flexible dancing style.
The stunning trend about Flavour was that he defied the western invasion of the local music industry and this happened to project him as a unique brand as he did the majority of his songs in Igbo dialect.
Another important fact about Flavour is that he was formerly a drummer before he started singing professionally and this has given him a better understanding of his craft. He began his music career at the tender age of 13 years when he started off playing the drum sets for his local church choir and in 1996 and was given an opportunity to join a professional music company on a scholarship to study music; whilst still playing drums. He later learnt to play the keyboard and subsequently started providing back up vocals for other musicians at the sound city.
Flavour N’abania later transformed into a music artiste and dancer and in 2005, released his debut album titled ‘Nabania’ through Obaino Music. The album made an impact but sadly it didn’t give him so much fame.
In 2010, he released his second album titled ‘Uplifted’ and it became a hit as the album received massive airplay and rave reviews. He promoted this album through twitter and Facebook accounts.
Again, he released his third studio album titled ‘Blessed’ which was the most successful album of all till date; and it was launched the same day with the commemoration of his nite club ‘2Nite’ in 2012. Going forward, in 2014, Flavour released yet another studio album titled ‘Thankful’.
Flavour N’abania albums include;
- N’abiana 2005
- The Common Good 2003
- A provision of Mirages 2008
- Madamadama 2009
- Uplifted 2010
- Blessed 2012
- Thankful 2014
- Ijele – The Traveller 2017
- Divine 2018
- Hungry For More 2018
NOMINATION AND AWARDS
Flavour N’abania has received several awards and nominations some of which are:
- 2014 Channel O Music Awards- Most Gifted Afro Pop (Nominated)
- 2014 Nigerian Entertainment awards- Indigenous Artiste of the Year (Nominated)
- Best Album of the Year (Nominated)
- Best Traditional artist (Won)
- Best Video of the Year- Ada Ada (Won)
- City People Entertainment Awards- Musician of the Year-Male (Nominated)
- Best Collaboration of the Year- Oh Baby (you and I) *Chidinma featuring Flavour
Flavour N’abania was named the brand ambassador for Flat Tummy Tea; he was also awarded the brand ambassador of the Nigerian Breweries Life Beer and Energy drink Bullet. In addition, he has an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria among other deals to his credit
FLAVOUR N’ABANIA NET WORTH
Music has ultimately paid off for Flavour and he is listed as one of Nigeria’s richest entertainers; with an estimated networth of $28 million to his name.