Niniola – Ninide as she calls herself, the indispensable queen of Afro house music, has taken it back to her roots as she thrills and treats her fans to a 5-course meal composed of blues and R&B delicacies. She’s doing it like the good ‘ol days on her new EP release titled “6th Heaven.” Her early fans would attest to the fact that she started out performing primarily R&B music before discovering her sound and making the transition to the Dance/House and EDM scene.
While R&B will always be identifiable, regardless of its sound or formation, Niniola’s brand R&B on ‘6th Heaven’ is heavily inspired by 90’s/2000s R&B. One interesting, ironic and hilarious thing about this EP is that, despite the high sexual and sensual content embedded in the work, she starts off the “6th Heaven” song with a statement, “L’oruko baba ati omo…” meaning – In the name of the father and the son.
The highlight of this particular EP is Niniola’s conscious and intentional attempt to prove her worth and versatility as she shows that she can be everything and anything. Her vocal and lyrical game is on point. If all T’s and I’s are well crossed and dotted, she could have Nigeria’s next wedding season all to herself. Notable producers on this project are DJ Rombee, Yung Willis and Kimzbeat.
When it comes to Afro music, Niniola has indeed stepped up her game. When the queen says it’s time, indeed it is time as her latest EP is a testament of the hard work she has put into building at a moment like this, taking the whole tasks singlehandedly without any feature whatsoever.
“The One” was one song that gave the singer away. Even without a prior knowledge of the prowess the singer holds, this track right here shows off her vocal strengths, lyrical stamina and overall composure. The depth expressed in the song shows indeed how well the singer has evolved and grown.
“6th Heaven” comes next and it’s a definition of the best and most polished way to discuss about sex. It is most concerned about the pleasures that accompanies intimacy and just as the title implies, when in the zone, she’s taken to a “6th Heaven.” The instrumentals were full and the guitar here complimented well. As she went deeper, we could feel a sense of depth and direction in her modulations, instrumentation, and vocal ability.
“Promise” talks about her love interest who has disappointed and fallen out of love with her. Promising him she says, I promise you this, you will never find, Someone as loving and peaceful like me. At a point, she sounds like a mix of Toni Braxton and Mariah Carey. Prior to the release of this EP, she had already unlocked the video treatment to this tune.
The R&B feel on the track “Baby” and “Ryde” and literarily all the tracks are truly remarkable and undeniable. Hearing her on this EP, one gets a feel of the Niniola we originally love, it’s commendable that even as she has matured and grown, she still maintains her originality, signature tune, and style. Her lyrical setup on every track is indeed commendable and so this EP is a must-have for every person who is attached and even those who are single.