Singer, Niyola Reveals She Left EME Because They Were Promoting Her Body Not Her Music

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Nigerian vocalist and songwriter, Eniola Akinbo popularly referred to as Niyola has opened up on why she left Banky W‘s record name, EME.

The 35-year-old began her music career in 2005 and in 2012 signed a record label deal with Empire Mates Entertainment, but later she discreetly left the record company.

The ‘Toh Bad‘ singer in a new interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo at long last uncovered why she left EME.

As indicated by her, the record label wanted to promote her because of how sexually appealing she looked as a lady and so didn’t sit well with her. She noticed it wasn’t because of her craft as a musician but her physical endowment.

Niyola opens up on why she left EME

“When a female artiste wants to do music, the first thing any man will think of as a business man is be sexy. I know I’m sexy but I am also smart, I love God but it is also important to find a person or people who understands that.

I think that to be fair on the label, a lot of times, they just didn’t see it, they are business men and did things as far their knowledge carried them. I should have been marketed as who I was and not just as a girl that is pretty and that can sing.

Leaving EME wasn’t a happy event. It was not happy in the sense that when you invest time, your blood and all into something, you want to see it yield results but it didn’t happen as expected it was sad for me cos I feel I should have done enough more while there…we are still friends now though, I am friends with everyone”, she said.