Sola Allyson-Obaniyi

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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4 responses to “Sola Allyson-Obaniyi”

  1. Gbenga L avatar
    Gbenga L

    Sometimes we meet the person sent to change our life’s for the better in strange places and unpredictable situations. Be nice to person’s you’re meeting for the first time, listening to what they are talking about than after that you decide if to go with it or no.
    She worked under professionals, learning from then and now a success story.

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  2. Omotoso Babajide Richard avatar
    Omotoso Babajide Richard

    Shola Allyson, a renowned singer and a woman of substance. She’s equally a good narrator/writer both in English and in Yoruba. Recently, I discovered she’s been through a lot especially with some of those life has brought her way but she still stands tall.
    Her poetic and lyrical evergreen album ”Ife bi Ejin Owuro” is always a favourite anytime.
    Lastly, her ever growing love for the ”Father” (God) is profound! She’s surely a woman of substance and a ”strong” woman who’s made her mark in her sphere and in the music world.

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