Chinedu Okoli (born November 23, 1983) is a Nigerian Afrobeat superstar known professionally by the stage name Flavour. The music act is also referred to as Flavour N’abania.
He is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He came to the international limelight after he released the single, Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix).
Flavour has released seven successful studio albums and is the founder of 2nite Music Group.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Chinedu Okoli|
|Stage Name:||Flavour, Flavour N’abania|
|Born:||23 November 1983 (age 38 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Enugu, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Anambra State|
|Parents:||Benjamin Okolie and Mrs. Okoli|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Sandra Okagbue (ex.), Anna Banner (ex.), Chidinma (rum.), Chizzy Alichi (rum.), Dillish Mathews (rum.), Tiwa Savage (rum.)|
|Children:||Munachi Gabrielle Okoli, Sofia Okoli, Kaima Okoli, Semah G. Weifur|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||US$8 million-US$10 million|
Flavour was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Okoli on the 23rd of November 1983. His parents named him Chinedu Okoli. His father’s name is Benjamin Okolie. He also has a brother, Okolie Chidera Emmanuel, known professionally as DJ Derekz.
He is from the Southeastern region of Nigeria and belongs to the Igbo tribe. He was born and bred in Enugu State. However, his ancestral hometown is Umunze, located in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Flavour had a Christian upbringing and attended a Pentecostal church growing up. His music career began at the young age of thirteen when he joined the choir of his local church. He started as a drummer in the choir before learning other instruments and becoming a musician.
Flavour underwent elementary and secondary education at a top public-owned school in Enugu State.
He is an alumnus of SoundCity Communications’ music institute, where he studied on a music scholarship. The program helped him learn music production from Dekumzy, Isi Charles, and Nnachie.
Flavour began playing the drums professionally when he was still a teenager. His first job was with a local music band based in Enugu. He had also mastered how to play the piano and played both instruments for the band. After that, he received an offer to perform at City Center, Enugu.
He released his debut studio album, titled N’abania, in 2005. The project was released while he was signed to the record label Obiano Music. The album was relatively successful and did well in the Southeastern part of Nigeria compared to other regions of the country.
Flavour aspired to break into Nigeria’s mainstream music industry, so he took time out to hone his songwriting skill and refine his sound. After a five-year hiatus, he released his sophomore studio album titled Uplifted in 2010. Unlike its predecessor, Uplifted was a commercial success across Nigeria and Africa. The project is home to hit songs such as Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix), Adamma, and Oyi Remix featuring Tiwa Savage and was released under Lolhiphop Records.
Since he came to the limelight, Flavour has released four more commercially successful studio albums. His third album, Blessed, was released in 2012 under 2nite Entertainment. It has been described as his most successful and biggest project so far.
In 2014, he dropped the 22-track project titled Thankful. The album is home to hit songs such as Ololufe (featuring Chidinma) and Wake Up (featuring Wande Coal). Thankful received positive reviews from critics and sold out across Nigeria and other parts of the world.
He released his fifth and sixth studio albums in 2017 and 2020, respectively. The former, Ijele, is a 17-track project, while the latter is titled Flavour Of Africa and composed of 16-track songs.
Flavour has worked with the likes of Phyno, Diamond Platnumz, Fally Ipupa, Larry Gaaga, Theresa Onuorah, Pete Edochie, Semah G. Weifur, P-Square, Umu Obiligbo, Zoro, Biggie Igba, Waga G, and many more.
- Flavour Of Africa
Awards & Nominations
- In 2014, Flavour won the Best Traditional Artist and Best Video Of The Year categories at the African Muzik Magazine Awards.
- He won the Video Of The Year for his single Ada Ada at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.
- He also received the Best Live Act award at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014.
Flavour is a famous brand on social media. He has a large fanbase on social media.
He currently has over 4.7 million followers on Instagram, over 1.3 million followers on Twitter, and over 842k followers on Facebook.
- Instagram handle: @2niteflavour
- Twitter handle: @2niteFlavour
- Facebook handle: Flavour Nabania
Flavour is a handsome-looking celebrity with a great physique. His attractive looks have won him millions of female admirers across the world. He is 6 foot tall, light-skinned in complexion, and wears a dreadlocks hairstyle.
Although Flavour isn’t married, he is a father to three adorable children named Munachi Gabrielle Okoli, Sofia Okoli, and Kaima Okoli, with the adopted child named Semah G. Weifur. Flavour‘s daughters, Munachi Gabrielle Okoli, Kaima Okoli, and Sofia Okoli, were given birth to by his two baby mamas, Sandra Okagbue, a sister to BBNaija star, Bella Okagbue, and Anna Banner. He adopted Semah G. Weifur, a blind Liberian boy, in 2017.
Flavour has been rumored to have dated Chidinma, Chizzy Alichi, Dillish Mathews, and Tiwa Savage.
Flavour has choice real estate properties across Nigeria and in North America. He resides in a highbrow estate on Victoria Island in Lagos and has fleets of luxurious cars. He is one of the highest-paid African musicians.
He is also a successful music entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of 2nite Group. The group has investments in music, real estate, and hospitality industries. He is the owner of 2nite Entertainment and 2nite Club.
Flavour is a wealthy celebrity who amassed his fortune from his music career and business investments.
Flavour‘s net worth is estimated to be US$8 million to US$10 million.