Revealed: Flavour is not the only child of his parents, he has a ‘look-alike’ brother DJ Derekz {PHOTOS\VIDEO}

Revealed: Flavour is not the only child of his parents, he has a ‘look-alike’ brother DJ Derekz {PHOTOS\VIDEO} ••
Since the release of his debut album N’abania in 2005, a Nigerian singer Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour N’abania, and his journey to fame have been nothing but remarkable.

In just over a decade of his music career, Flavour has released five solid albums with multiple awards to his name.

How did it all start for Flavour?

As the first son of his father, a lot of responsibilities rested on the shoulder of the 33-year-old Nigerian artiste, but music has always been his passion.

This is perhaps why he is one of the few artistes to have studied music on scholarship, all thanks to the pastor of his church and Chris I Ordor, the CEO of SoundCity Communications.

Flavour began his music career at the age of 13 after he ran away from home due to his parents’ disapproval of a career in music.

He started playing the drums for his church choir in Enugu. The resident pastor at his church introduced him to a friend, Chris I Ordor, the CEO of SoundCity Communications, who had just started a musical company aimed at training young musicians.

In 1996, Flavour was invited to join the company on an educational scholarship to study music.

At the age of 19, Flavour emerged unto Nigeria’s musical scene as a drummer and pianist for a local Enugu band. He then moved on to honing on his singing talent as he regularly performed at local bars.

In 2005, Flavour released his debut album N’abania through Obaino Music. But the album was limited to Eastern Nigeria, particularly, Enugu state.

However, Flavour’s breakthrough in the music scene came after his second studio album Uplifted in 2010. Seven years after, the journey has been nothing but rosy for a man who has rightly won the bragging right as the King of highlife.

Flavour throws huge birthday party for his dad 2016. Photo: 2niteflavour on Instagram

Background and family

Flavour was born on November 23, 1983, in Enugu state, but he is from Umunze, Orumba South local government area, Anambra state.

He is the first son of his father, Elder Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli, and has three sisters with a younger brother, DJ Derekz, real name Okoli Chidera Emmanuel.

Flavour, his mother and brother DJ Derekz at the birthday celebration of Elder Benjamin Okoli in 2016. Photo: 2niteflavour on Instagram

Not many know that Flavour and his brother DJ Derekz are on the list of siblings in the music industry. Flavour and DJ Derekz join the likes of D’banj & K-Switch, Don Jazzy & D’Prince, Sound Sultan & Baba Dee, Tekno and Spotless who are brothers in the music industry.

Flavour is a father of two daughters from two ex-beauty queens, Sandra Okagbue and Anna Banner.

Career and life

Flavour has five albums to his name.

1. N’abania

He released his debut album N’abania through Obaino Music in 2005.

2. Uplifted

Five years after N’abania, he dropped his second album Uplifted. The album broke national barriers with top singles like Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix), Adamma, and Oyi Remix, featuring Tiwa Savage.

3. Blessed

His third studio album ‘Blessed’ was released on October 18, 2012, through 2nite Entertainment. This is still his biggest album ever.

4. Thankful

Flavour followed the success of Blessed with another great body of work with the release of his fourth album Thankful. It was released in December 2014.

5. Ijele the Traveller

His fifth album Ijele the Traveller dropped on June 27, 2017. It is gradually gaining momentum.

Notable Recognition

2016 – The Headies special recognition award

2016 – Nigeria Entertainment Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year

2015 – Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Album of the Year (Thankful)

2014 – City People Entertainment Awards for Video of the Year (Ada Ada)

2013 – Channel O Music Video Awards for Best R&B Video: Oyi (Remix) featuring Tiwa Savage

2013 – The Headies award for Best Collabo: Orobo, Sound Sultan featuring Excel and Flavour

With his uniqueness and originality, Flavour, known for singing in his native language Igbo and English language has been crowned the king of highlife with well over a dozen of hits to his name.

His music label 2NITE MUSIC AND ENTER10MENT is home to musical acts such DJ Derekz and a number of up-and-coming artists.

Flavour throws huge birthday party for his dad in2016. Photo: 2niteflavour on Instagram

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Flavour with his two daughters. Photo: 2niteflavour on Instagram

Flavour, his mother and brother DJ Derekz at the birthday celebration of Elder Benjamin Okoli in 2016. Photo: 2niteflavour on Instagram

Watch Beverly Oh, Flavour’s ex fiancée, telling NAIJ.com TV why their relationship did not work out:

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