I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Sola Allyson-Obaniyi popularly known as Sola Allyson, is a soul singer, gospel singer, song writer, voice coach, counsellor and a consultant.
Sola was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She had her primary education at Anglican Primary School, Ikorodu, after which she attended Shams-el-deen Grammar School Ikorodu for her secondary education. She subsequently attended Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja where she studied Business Studies and obtained an NBTE Certificate. In 1997, she gained admission in to The Polytechnic, Ibadan to study Music Technology, majoring in Voice and minoring in Music. She acquired a Higher National Diploma (HND) degree.
Sola started her career as a back-up singer in the late 1980s, when she was only thirteen. She later became a professional back-up singer and worked with musicians such as, Yinka Ayefele, Pasuma, and Daddy Showkey. The opportunity to make her first album Eji Owuro came when she met a man with a movie script in a public bus. The man initiated a conversation with Sola, telling her about a film shoot he just concluded. Sola was eventually called to sing a soundtrack for the film, which led to the change in the tittle of the film to “Eji Owuro”. Sola came in to limelight with the album Eji Owuro in 2003.
“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description”- Steve Maraboli
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