Shola Allyson Biography: Music Career, Age, Family
About Shola Allyson
Sola Allyson-Obaniyi, popularly known as The Sola Allyson, is a Nigerian soul, folk singer, gospel singer, and song-writer.
Basic Information About Shola Allyson
Name: Shola Allyson-Obaniyi
Date of birth: September 24th
State of Origin/ Place of Birth: Ikorodu, Lagos State
Career: Folk Singer, Gospel Singer, and songwriter
Nickname: Shola Allyson & The Shola Allyson
Shola Allyson’s Education
Allyson was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State in the early 1970s. 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.
Allyson 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, Gbenga Adeboye, Pasuma, Obesere, 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 Allyson, telling her about a film shoot he just concluded, titled “Orekelewa”. Allyson was eventually called to sing a soundtrack for the film, which led to the change in the title of the film to “Eji Owuro”.
When Eji Owuro the film, was released, the studio decided to make a full music album for the film. The album, upon release, became a huge success commercially and critically, launching Allyson into the music industry.
Shola Allyson’s NetWorth
She is worth an estimated $6Million.
Shola Allyson’s Family
Allyson got married in March 2003. She met her husband, Toyin Obaniyi in the church choir. Together, they have 3 children: Ayobami, Mopelola, and Obafunmiwo.