Here is the biography and all you need to know about Tolani Otedola, who is the daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola.
Tolani Otedola Personal details and profile
- Full Name: Olawunmi Christy Otedola (aka Tolani)
- Date of birth: 1986
- Occupation: Singer
- State of Origin: Oyo state
Tolani Otedola Biography: Early Life and history
Tolani, who has a diploma in Music & Master Performance from Tech Music Schools in London was born in the year 1986. She is Femi Otedola first daughter but happens to come from a different mother with DJ Cuppy and her siblings.
She was given birth to before the billionaire got married to Nana Otedola, and her mother once spoke about what transpired between herself, Femi and his family after the birth of Tolani.
According to her, Femi Otedola mum refused to accept her as a wife for her son, due to her being a very low class and a Muslim as well, unlike Femi Otedola whose Father was a rich journalist, politician, former Lagos state governor and Catholic Knight.
When she eventually gave birth to her daughter Christine, Femi Otedola’s mum Lady Doja Otedola took the baby from her and barred her from seeing Femi Otedola and her little daughter. Despite all her efforts, she was literally stripped of her motherhood by a mother who did not find her worthy of her son.
Tolani Otedola Music Career
Tolani is a talented singer and also song writer, speaking with PREMIUM TIMES, on her career, she said;
“My first sets of releases are a blend of infectious African rhythms and soulful harmonies that offer its listeners a summer time feel good-factor. I was born into music; I love music even as a kid in school, church and any opportunity to sing. My family is very musical, a household where there is always music playing namely Fela and Patra. My parents love music, my father especially.”
Asked what makes her music brand unique, Tolani said, “The technical name of my musical genre is afrobeat but I delve deeper into the afrobeat sounds. The people I have worked with are broad range of producers who are not necessarily Nigerians. I worked with Grammy award winning ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man, from Kingston Jamaica on one of my singles. That way I am able to create afrobeat tracks with some western influence. I have also worked with some afrobeat Nigerian producers as well.”
Why Tolani Otedola is very private
Olawunmi Christy Otedola aka Tolani is very private, and little is known about her in blogs and social media.
The trio of Tolani, Ifeoluwa and Temi all recently got a Ferrari luxurious car gift from their dad Femi Otedola.
Taking to social media to speak about her private life, she wrote on Instagram;
“I know how little of myself I share on social media, it’s frustrating to both me and everyone around me.
Also stuck in the conundrum of if the world is entitled to all of me or if I can simply belong to myself while just giving you the music.
This by far is panning out to be the hardest year of my life; a truth most wont believe, because, well…you can’t imagine me having a hard time based on your assumptions and also, you don’t know those parts of me…someday you will.
Till that day comes, I hope that I still enjoy the privilege of your current attention and that you remain patient and gentle with me.”