Oyenike Laoye-Oturu better known as Nikki Laoye, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter, dancer and occasional actress, widely recognised for her exceptional and eclectic musical expressions and captivating stage performances. As a professionally singer who focus her music on Urban contemporary, alternative rock, R&B ,pop ,hip hop, soul and Gospel , she has won several awards including "The Headies Award in 2013 for Best Female Vocal Performance" and "the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) "in 2014 for "Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music".
Nikki Laoye is a well known Nigerian singer who has been in the entertainment background for many years even before she became known. One of her biggest hit is titled "Never felt this Way before", released in 2006 and the soulful ballad "Only You" released in 2013. She called "Seyi Shay" to the table for the remix of the song in 2016 and also featured "Banky W" on the song she titled Onyeuwaoma.
Nikki is not an average Nigerian entertainer/gospel singer that you have seen before, she is very different from every other circular singers and gospel singers you have come across before. She is also widely known as a humanitarian pursuit, her passion for humanitarian activities attracted the attention of the Nigerian National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), who unveiled her as the celebrity 'Voice of Refugees' in Southwest Nigeria in 2013.
Nikki Laoye the beautiful singer was birthed in Lagos, Nigeria, she is from the musical lineage of the talking drum legend - Late Oba Adetoyese Laoye (from Ede, Osun State-Nigeria), she is fondly called the small one with the big voice. Laoye gained recognition in 2006 with the hit single, "Never Felt This Way Before" which was off her first album, "Angel 4 Life" released in year (2008). The debut album also spawn other notable singles like the Hip-Hop collaboration with Rooftop Mcs and her brother, Rap2Sai - "Taka Sufe"; "Someone to Love" with R&B crooner Jeremiah Gyang and many others.
Oyenike Laoye-Oturu whose stage name is Nikki Laoye was born in Lagos, Nigeria and she happens to be the only daughter to Prince Olushola Isaac Laoye & Olori Christiana Yetunde Laoye. She have a mixed heritage as her father, Olushola is of European (Dutch), Ghanaian and Nigerian ancestry. She is from a family of four and the only girl in the family. She has three brothers namely Femi, Bola and Ade. The last man named Ade is also known as Xblaze, a budding young music producer/Hip Hop artist in Lagos, Nigeria. Laoye started her journey into sound during her childhood days when she joined her church choirs and dance classes at the age of five.