Editors’ Notes Singer/songwriter Niniola Apata—Niniola to her fans—has become a full-on Afro-house sensation since competing in Project Fame West Africa in 2013. Those performances would prove a landmark for Niniola’s stratospheric ascent to fame, helping her launch a solo career that culminates in the release of her debut full-length, This Is Me. Bouncing between English and Ekiti Yoruba, her vocals are direct and indie pop-inflected, couched in the syncopated percussion and harmonically complex background vocals of her native Nigeria. Award-winning Afrobeats producers including Sarz and Johnny Drille add their commercial touch to singles like "Maradona" and "Moyo" respectively, while the irresistibly inviting "Hold Me" gets a flash of style from dancehall royalty Patoranking.

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Moyo
1
3:46
 
Oyin
2
4:01
 
Bale (feat. TERRY APALA)
3
2:57
 
Dola
4
4:27
 
Gbohun
5
3:09
 
Maradona
6
3:11
 
Saro
7
3:44
 
Rora
8
3:01
 
Always Here (feat. CHARMANT)
9
3:40
 
Sicker
10
3:20
 
Magun
11
2:35
 
You (feat. Devin Di Dakta)
12
3:49
 
Hold Me (feat. Patoranking)
13
3:31
 

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