Flavour - NigeriaAfrobeat
Flavour- real name Chinedu Okoli, was born on November 23 1983 at Enugu in Nigeria but originally from Umunze in Anambra State, Nigeria.
He began his musical career at the age of 13, playing drums for his church. His pastor introduced him to Chris I Ordor the CEO of Soundcity Records, after 3 years he began playing professionally. In 1999 he moved on to keyboards and provided session backing vocals for other musician in the Soundcity stable.
In 2008 Flavour released his debut album"N'abania" through Obaino Music, which propelled him into stardom and a string of hits followed, especially the cover hit "Sawale", "Adanma" and others.
He and others like Mc Loph Wiz Boy etc were at the forefront a a neo-Highlife revolution, experimenting with old Highlife themes but set to a more modern instrumental background and vocal influence. In 2011, he signed an international record deal which cemented his reputation as a truly global star.