How Sola Allyson Get Inspiration For Her Songs and Why She Sings In Yoruba Language


Sola Allyson songs educate, uplifts the soul, inspires, than entertain and they are mostly sung in Yoruba.

In a recent chat with BBC Yoruba, Sola speaks on why she loves to sing in Yoruba language and the inspiration behind her song.

On singing in Yoruba language

Contrary to what people think, I did not live with an old person to be able to speak in deep Yoruba language. Although, I lived awhile with my maternal and paternal grandparents, they do not speak deep Yoruba. But I believe that your language is infused in your spirit, whoever allows it will be able to express it. If I am listening to a song in English, I hear it in a way that makes it look like the person is singing in Yoruba and sometimes, I interpret it better than the person.

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My spirit speaks to me in Yoruba language. I may hear a song in English, and the meaning would come to me in Yoruba. I love the Yoruba language so much. Whenever my kids tell me they don’t know the meaning of a thing in Yoruba, I ask if they are not embarrassed saying that.

Everywhere my feet has stepped in this world, I usually say that I don’t apologize for singing in Yoruba and the witness I have is that, for everyone that understands or do not understand the language, they always have a testimony when they listen to my song. Yoruba language gives me joy from the bottom of my heart.

Inspiration for her songs

I believe its God’s choice for me and because it is infused in my spirit to sing all these songs. I didn’t used to see my profession as a call, I just wanted to express myself as an artist and have fun with it, but the feedback I got when I sang ‘Obinrin Nimi’ (I am a woman) made me realise that my profession is a calling.

Someone once sent some dollars to me and the money was much. According to him,  one of my songs had saved him from committing suicide. Another woman told me she had been trying to conceive for 14 years and had made up her mind to commit suicide by the end of that year. Thankfully, it was the same year, I released a song on allowing destiny take its course, so, hearing that song gave her the strength to carry on. It was the next year that the woman conceived.

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It was through those testimonies that I began to see my profession as a calling. Since then, I’ve been more deliberate about the inspirations I get and the words of my song. When I get inspirations, I had to understand that the Lord is using me for something and not because I want people to know that I have a good voice.

Yes, I have a sonorous voice, yes, I am beautiful as a human but what about the content of my song? So, I’ve been intentional about my songs.

Watch here talk here



  1. Ifewunmi Okediji

    Ifewunmi Okediji

    September 18, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I love your music ( ORO OLUWA KINI LO LAISE) it also inspires me too during my jamb 2012 abt d biometric stuff Nd I could not tell dax dax have not seen my result Nd I keep listening to d song Nd it gives me hope Nd later my result was released till now d song is still on my phone

  2. Kezzy Gab

    Kezzy Gab

    September 18, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I love your style of music

  3. Daisi Moses

    Daisi Moses

    September 18, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I love all the songs of Shola Allyson. I love E GBEJE FORI, I sing it a lot. IRE is also my favorite. There is a track called ERO OJA OLOWO, I love it. The depth of her delivery, the mellifluousness of her voice, the grandeur of her lyrics, and the gravitas of her language, all combined to give the enormous joy I derive from her songs. In the order of my preference, after King Sunny Ade, Shola Allyson is the next. God bless her soul.

  4. John Roseline

    John Roseline

    September 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Her voice is made in heaven I love and listen to almost all her songs, the funny part is that I don’t understand what I sing, but I know she’s glorifying God.

  5. Naomi Godwin

    Naomi Godwin

    September 18, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Congratulation…God bless you and your baby☺

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