Adenike Ariyo Ojo but popularly known as “Nikky” Ariyo Ojo was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1968. A gifted singer and dancer. She is a daughter of a retired customs and exercise civil servant, God’s servant and a business woman from the Methodist background. She is the first born of a family of six. Nikky Ariyo Ojo is a Nigerian gospel artists based in Sugarland, Texas.
She started music at an early age at the Methodist Church Nigeria. She got married to her Lovely husband in 1996 and he is fondly called Ololufe. She had her primary and secondary school days in Lagos. Her first degree was at the then Bendel State University, where She studied Economics. She then went to the University of Lagos for Masters in Educational Admin. She later traveled to London where she became a Mental health Nurse at the London South Bank University, 2005.
In 2012, She decided to go back to school for a MA in Human Dynamics. Nikky’s musical gift became apparent at an early age, and known to have come from a musical lineage. A fantastic song writer and recording artist whose work as a musician is largely self taught. In 1993, she recorded 2 singles “Deep from my heart” and “Motireni fehinti” and in 1996, she came out with an album ‘ His Promise, My Testimony” in 2005 while going through the terminal illness, decided to thank God in Advance for healing , recorded an ‘alujo’ titled ‘Ma Polongo’, a song that launched her out in London. At the University, she was a member of the “Purple Ray” band.
She founded the testimonies of excellence band in 1996 in London which later became Testimony Crew band. She relocated in 2008, After going through and surviving cancer. Nikky is determined to testify of the goodness of God and to have an impact on the lives of people she is privilege to come across.
One of her latest release “Gbanjo” was released in February 2016 and has received wide acceptance from Nigerians and Africans at Home and in the Diaspora. The music was produced by “JoeyDrumz”, a traditional gospel song, proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Nikky delivers the music in the most anointed form. You definitely need to listen to her music. One of the reasons why her music is different is because it is being delivered with core messages of the Gospel, and also reminds people in the diaspora about their heritage.
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She is also on Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dance-for-joy-ep/id1131428872Meet 'Nikky Ariyo-Ojo" The Fast Rising US Based Nigerian Gospel Artist. by Omonaija