I have no plans to switch from music to acting – Niyola
- Damilola Olufemi
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Eniola Akinbo known as Niyola has said there is no plan for her switching
from music to acting. The singer disclosed this through her verified Twitter handle (iAmNiyola) on the 12th of November, 2021. in a Twitter conversation named #TweetChatWithOluwadarmie – a monthly tweet chat that started in
June 2020, to showcase professionals and specialists talking about certain areas about their niche.
The tweet chat is hosted by Damilola Olufemi (@TheOluwadarmie), a Nigerian freelance journalist and
entertainment columnist who had Niyola talk about her adventure into the music world and what her
fans should be expecting from her. Niyola who recently act the character of Tolani in Kunle Afolayan’s movie, “Swallow” cleared the air that says she’s moving into the world of film. She said both the music and movie she is into do not contradict
each other. Rather, she believes it’s a new way of discovery for her. In her response to the question, Niyola said, “There’s no switching, to be honest. One thing doesn’t negate the other.
However, I am in a place of discovery and there’s no knowing where that could lead. I am open to charting new or untethered paths by God’s Grace.” She describes her experience in the movie as an effect to her mental health and “to learn a lot of things about that side of creativity. The nuances and I found out how hardworking and time-consuming acting
is. She also disclosed how she coined her stage name, ‘Niyola.’ She derived the name from her father who
sometimes tease her by calling her Eniyola. It was from the teasing name, Eniyola she got her present
stage name, Niyola. The “Olumoranti” singer sees music as an expression of herself through rhythm. She said, showing in a
new movie is interesting experiencing new territory. She recognizes it as discovering and sharing another side of her was the best part of it. When asked about any project she’s currently working on, the “Toh Bad” singer confirmed she’s working
on some but preferred not to disclose such until when it’s time to. She said, “Yes. Quite a few actually, but I can’t share yet…” Niyola who loves her solitude would prefer listening to music, watching anime or kiddies tv during her
leisure time, depending on her feeling. It enables her time to hear her thoughts and God is in the thoughts and ideas a lot of times. She appreciates her fans with a huge THANK YOU is the sum total of it and for the endless support over time.