Flavour is a Nigerian born singer who equally happens to be the first son of Mr Benjamin Okolie; he has 2 sisters and a younger brother, Okolie Chidera Emmanuel, also known as DJ Derekz.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli/Flavour N’abania|
|Date of Birth||23 November 1983|
|Children||2 daughters and a son|
|Occupation||Nigerian Singer cum Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$28 Million Us Dollars.|
Who is Flavour?
Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli who is popularly known by his stage name Flavour N’abania, is a Nigerian singer. He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”. He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment.
Early Life and Educational Qualification of Flavour
Flavour was born on 23rd of November 1983, in Enugu State, Nigeria. He is well known for his ability to sing fluently in the Igbo language. His family is originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. Flavour began his music career at the age of 13 when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Enugu. The resident pastor at his church introduced him to a friend, Chris I. Ordor, the CEO of SoundCity Communications. In 1996, Flavour was invited to join the company on an educational scholarship to study music.
After three years of playing the drums, Flavour started playing the drums professionally. In 1999, he moved on from playing the drums and started playing the keyboard. He also used to provide back-up vocals for other musicians at SoundCity.
Career Path of Flavour
At age 19, Flavour emerged into Nigeria’s musical scene as a drummer and pianist for a local band in Enugu. After learning to play drums professionally, Flavour received an offer to perform at City Centre, Enugu. The massive crowd there 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. 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 who 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 myself. 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 music critics, it sold thousands of copies. The album features hit tracks such as the love ballad “Ololufe” featuring Chidinma and the fast-tempo Afro-pop song “Wake Up” feat. Wande Coal.
Ijele – The Traveller was released in 2017. The album contains 17 tracks, including one featuring Flavour’s adopted son Semah G Weifur, a blind Liberian child who was spotted singing alone in a classroom,
In 2018 Flavour issued two singles, “Crazy love”, joining forces with Mama Africa Yemi Alade as Flavour Nabania, and “Yemi Alade”.
Later that year, he released the traditional song “Awele”, featuring the Igbo traditional duo Umu Obiligbo. On December 4, 2020, Flavour released his seventh studio album, titled Flavour of Africa, which has 16 tracks.
Flavour’s Controversy with the Law
On the 29th day of August 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported that Flavour was involved in a legal battle with Ghanaian duo Wutah, over the alleged theft of “Kwarikwa”. According to the article, “Kwarikwa” is an exact replica of “Kotosa”, a song made by the aforementioned duo. The singing duo accused Flavour of stealing their song’s rhythm, chorus, and tempo.
Who Is Flavour’s Girlfriend?
Flavour is currently not in any relationship with a woman whatsoever, though he has two baby mamas already.
Flavour does not publicly declare his girlfriends. However, rumours have been flying around linking him with one relationship or the other.
For now, we believe he is still in a relationship with Sandra Okagbue, since they recently had a child together.
How Many Children Does Flavour Currently Have?
Flavour is a father of 3 children; two beautiful daughters, Sofia and Gabrielle and a son. The mother of Sophia is Ana Banner while that of Gabrielle is Sandra Okagbue.
Who is Sandra Okagbue?
Sandra Okagbue is a model, actress and entrepreneur. She has partaken in many beauty contests nationwide at state levels and has won a good number of them making her very popular. The beauty queen, Sandra, had Gabriele for Flavour in Sept. 2014. And in November 2018, popular Tabloids, including The Pulse and Vanguard reported that Sandra Okagbue and Flavour welcomed a baby boy. They didn’t come out to debunk those reports, which is clear indication that it is authentic.
Flavour Net Worth
Flavour’s net worth has been estimated to be about $28 Million Us Dollars. His sources of income ranges from his musical career and endorsements, social media handles and album sales.
Flavour released his self-titled debut album N’abania in 2015. In 2010, Flavour released his second studio album, Uplifted. It was supported by the singles “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”, “Adamma”, and “Oyi Remix”. The album’s success made Flavour one of Africa’s most sought out artists. He was booked to perform at numerous concerts and social events following Uplifted‘s release.
The ‘Ada Ada’ cronner is also a very good actor. The artist has featured in some Nollywood movies playing simple and supporting roles. But he is yet to play a lead role in any movie.
Flavour is not left out of Nigerian celebrities with controversial romantic lives. At one time, a certain lady, Ms Beverly, disclosed that they were engaged, but Flavour denied that.
There were also rumours that he was in a relationship with Chidinma Ekile, a fellow artist. But neither of them came out to refute or confirm the claim. The 39-year-old is still unmarried, albeit with two baby mamas.