Niniola To Release New Album, “Colours and Sounds” In October

Niniola is set to bring listeners on a tour of Africa’s ever-evolving dance music landscape on her dynamic sophomore album, arriving Oct. 2 through her own Drumroll Records imprint and Naija Review.

Producers include music icon and Verzuz co-founder, Timbaland; Niniola’s long-time collaborator Sarz  and fellow Nigerian beatmakers Kel-P and Nonso Amadi; Jamaica’s Teflon Zincfence and South Africa’s Shuffle Muzik.

U.K. Afrowave boss Afro B adds his voice to “My Body,” while South Africa’s Busiswa brings gqom flavor to the hypnotic “Oh Sharp.”

Nigerian music icon Femi Kuti, brings his distinctive sax tones on the Afrobeat-inspired “Fantasy,” and Kenyan trio Sauti Sol bring a mix of reggae and afropop vibes to the sunny, Kel P-produced “So Serious.”

While the musical flavors are many, Niniola’s performance is singular as she brings her A-game to each of the album’s 13 tracks.

“My music is colourful and vibrant — it’s traveled across borders and it’s being played by different ethnicities, whether black or white,” NINIOLA says. “Even though my root genre is Afro-House, I can do it all -— R&B, pop, folk. So I am basically a girl of many Colours and Sounds.”

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