Among the many talented Nigerian artistes that performed at the festival is
one of our finest Waliyah Abiola a.k.a Waliyah- an emerging
Singer/Songwriter with a unique flair and passion for music.
Waliyah thrilled the audience with beautiful sounds from her hit singles
Shut It Down' and 'Siwaju' among many other songs which was supported by
properly choreographed moves by herself and dancers.
Check out the photos!
Waliyah Abiola a.k.a Waliyah is an emerging Singer/Songwriter with a unique
flair and passion for music.
A graduate of Imperial College London, this sultry African beauty is the
daughter of Nigeria's popular politician and freedom fighter Late Chief MKO
However, Waliyah is not using her family name and achievements to build her
career in the industry as she has slowly been working her way up the
Nigerian music scene having shared the stage in the past with some of the
best – Tiwa Savage, Omawunmi Nneka and Tuface Idibia – at various shows.
Not entirely new to the music scene, she has been writing songs for 8
years. In 2011 she headlined a sold out concert at London's Jazz Cafe which
she organised and promoted herself. In 2012 she wrote and performed the BBC
approved Olympic UK single "It's Time" which was critically acclaimed and
lauded by the likes of Coca Cola and Patrick Leonard (Grammy award winning
Super producer known for his work on most of Madonna's albums). Fans
include Quincy Jones, Funmi Iyanda and Charlie Sloth (BBC Radio 1Xtra).
Waliyah is now going back to her roots and hitting us with some Afro-pop,
releasing her first Afro-pop single "Ejekajo" under her own record label,
and gaining the interest of the Nigerian audience after being aired on MTV,
Studio 53 Extra, Channel 0, Silverbird Television, Nigezie, Soundcity and
played on radio (Beat 99, Cool FM, City Fm etc). Waliyah was also spotted
in several national newspapers (Punch, City People) and magazines
Waliyah recently released two brand new singles "Siwaju" (Produced by Sarz)
and Shut It Down (Produced by Tee Y Mix