Lately, the Nigerian music industry has seen a lot of new young breed of artists, singers and performers like Fireboy Dml, Joeboy, Lady Donli with a not so familiar sound, at least not in the Nigerian industry. They are trendsetters, self-starters, they record their own music and some of them even produce their beats themselves. They don’t care much what anyone thinks, they just love music and want to vibe.
Their type of music/genre has been given different names and told their type of music might not last long but they just don’t seem to careless and Lady Donli is a perfect example of someone in this group alongside Nonso Amadi, Ayuu, Odunsi The Engine, Chike, Johnny Drille, Tomi Thomas, Tay amongst a host of others.
Last summer, Lady Donli made her way into the Nigerian music scene and stole the attention of most with her 3rd studio album, projects and several appearances. From her singles Ice Cream and Kashe Ni making it onto the radio airwaves and with her collaborations, she did really well for herself in 2019.
She stormed Lagos and led a crowd in chants of her tunes and owned the night at Lemon Curd II along with her peers. She performed alongside Tomi Thomas at ShowDemCamp’s first of five Palmwine Sessions. She took the party home for her first show, The Wallflower Experience and got all her friends to bring their unique sounds to Abuja. She stole the night with her style and vibe at the 90s Baby Official Soundoff.
If Donli is any indication of what the future holds for women in the Nigerian music industry – world domination is inevitable.
Biography of Lady Donli:
Full name: Zainab Donli
Year Of Birth: 1995
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Record Label: Makiyayi, Lady Donli, SAFI
Albums: Love Or War, Enjoy Your Life, Letters To Her, Wallflower
Awards & Nominations
Donli won the award for Best Female Artiste at the Nigerian Teens Choice Awards 2014.
She’s got other nominations such as:
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Bst New Act of the Year
- Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice Mixtape/EP.
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