Flavour N’abania Biography.
This article is about Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli, popularly known by his stage name Flavour N’abania. Flavour N’abania is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer.
Flavour N’abania was born on 23rd November 1983 in Enugu State, Nigeria. He hails from Umunze, Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. Flavour N’abania is the first son of a family of four children and seven half brothers and sisters.
Flavour N’abania is known for his flair in Highlife music which is mixed with a modern appeal of Afro hip hop.
Flavour N’abania began his music career at his local church as a drummer in Enugu state. Flavour is also very skillful in playing the guitar, and keyboards. Flavour was just 13 years of age when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Enugu.
In 1996, Flavour through the influence of his local church pastor got connected with the owner of soundcity communications, a music company of repute with the passion to train young Nigerians in the art of music making, performance and others basics. Flavour N’abania was fortunate enough to earn a scholarship to train and learn the basics of music while at Soundcity communications.
In 1999, Flavour N’abania moved on from playing the drums and started playing the keyboard with the determination to become a professional in the future. He also used to provide backing vocals for other musicians at SoundCity, that was before he rose to stardom actually.
When he started singing professionally, he moved from Enugu state to Lagos. Flavour met with resistance at home at the beginning of his music career but his dream and passion for music kept him going and he didn’t give up on his career , Flavour has climbed to the apex of NIgerian music Scene to become one of the richest Nigerian Musicians and is loved by almost every Nigerian who has come in contact with his musical works.
Flavour N’abania became popular when he released his second album titled “Uplifted”. The album was released by Lolhiphop records based in south Africa, which included popular tracks “Nwa Baby” a remix of “Ashawo” and “Adamma” which translates as Daughter of beauty in Igbo language. Flavour N’abania mostly uses his local dialect, the Igbo language in most of his songs.
Flavour N’abania has released four albums since his music career commenced and they are: N’abania (2005), Uplifted (2010), Blessed (2012) and Thankful (2014).
Flavour N’abalia has a daughter with Sandra Okagbue, named Gabrielle and another with Ex-beauty Queen and actress Anna Ebiere Banner named Sophia.