Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli was born 23 November 1983. He’s known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour. He’s a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer. Who’s well known for his ability to sing fluently in the Igbo language, was born in Enugu State, Nigeria. His family is originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. He started joined his church choir at a young age as a drummer and caught the attention of the CEO of an of SoundCity Communications.Mr. Ordor. In 1996, Flavour was invited to join the company on an educational scholarship to study music
Age: 35 years old
Years Active: 2005 – Present
Flavour began his music career at the age of 13 when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Enugu. At the age of 19, Flavour emerged unto Nigeria’s musical scene as a drummer and pianist for a local Enugu band. After learning to play the drums professionally, Flavour received an offer to perform at City Centre, Enugu. The massive crowd at City Centre inspired him to gain new grounds and reach great heights. Flavour’s educational background in music enabled him to learn music production from Dekumzy, Isi Charles and Nnachie.
In 2005, Flavour released his debut album N’abania through Obaino Music. The album’s success was relative and limited to Eastern Nigeria, particularly Enugu State. Flavour collaborated with Mr Raw on the album’s lead single titled “N’abania”. The song was recorded at Kingsley Ogoro’s music studio in Lagos, Nigeria.
Following the relative success of his debut album, Flavour released Uplifted in 2010. While working on the album, Flavour believed the album would surpass his previous works. Flavour’s projection came true when the album broke national barriers. Lolhiphop Records, an established record label in South Africa, released the album after popular demand. The album’s top singles include “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”, “Adamma”, and “Oyi Remix” featuring Tiwa Savage.
Blessed was released on 18 October 2012 through 2nite Entertainment and iROCKING LTD. The album is the successor to Uplifted. It is arguably Flavour’s biggest album to date due to the number of producers that worked on it. It was launched on the same day of Flavour’s 2nite Club grand opening. In an interview with iROKTV, Flavour said: “I think I’m growing. This is my third album… Now it’s time to give them the music, like define me. I have to be more mature with my music, lyrics and instrumentation wise. I worked with tons of producers and the whole production process made sense.
Thankful was released in December 2014. The album consists of 22 tracks and runs for one hour seventeen minutes. Receiving generally positive reviews from critics, Thankful sold thousands of copies and features hit tracks such as the love ballad “Ololufe” featuring Chidinma and the fast-tempo Afro-Pop song “Wake Up” feat. Wande Coal.
2017: Ijele – The traveler
Ijele The Traveller is the latest album released in 2017. It contains 17 tracks – including a track featuring a blind Liberian fan.
In 2018 he issued two singles, “Crazy love” joining forces with mama. Africa Yemi Alade as Flavour Nabania and “Yemi Alade” Later that year, He came up with another traditional song “Awele” Featuring the Igbo traditional duo Umu Obiligbo.