By Charles Mgbolu
Diekolola is an is award winning singer and performing artiste who has just released her self-titled debut album Dieko.
The event which took place in Ikeja, Lagos saw her family and friends throng to the venue to show support. It was electrifying as she sang live her songs, Ode o!, Jesus Jesus, Be still, I’m still here etc. Her most prominent performance had been the one she did with K’ore of the defunct Olorioko group which had received a roar of applause with guests rising happily on their feet.
Dieko is no novice in the business as she is highly celebrated both locally and internationally after winning the prestigious Omega Award as the best female vocalist in 2007.
According to close family relatives, Dieko was first exposed to singing and dancing at age four and by the time she was eight she’d started singing on stage before live audiences. She was discovered in the choir of Rhema Chapel International Churches where she used to attend and minister. Dieko’s interest in professional music and performing started when she was 15 and represented her school at a national arts competition organised for all Federal Government Colleges in Abuja. She performed a solo and won the competition. With many dignitaries including the Minister for Education at that time in attendance, it was a high point for the young Diekolola at that time. Dieko started singing professionally just before getting into the University. By then she was already a leader in the choir. She won a musical talent show call ‘G-Music’ in 2008 and that gave her music some recognition.