She was born on December 9, 1985, in Lagos as the youngest of a family of ten. She is an indigene of Ilesa, Osun State but grew up in Lagos where she had both her primary and secondary education.
Niyola had a certification in Journalism from PM News owned Independent Journalism Center before enrolling in the University of Lagos where she bagged a degree in English Language.
Her professional music career began in 2000 when she emerged runner up at the Amen Starlet Competition. In 2005, she was briefly associated with ElDee’s Trybe Records but moved to sign a production deal with Freestyle’s Make-Sum Noise Entertainment. Under this imprint, she released her first three singles ‘Me n U (In da Club)’ ‘No More’ and ‘Dem Say’. She later got signed to Westside Music Label and released her debut studio album.
In 2012, she signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment and released her first single under the label ‘Toh Bad’ in May 2013.
2014 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Female Artist of the Year