Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour N’abania has so many interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about.
Ever heard of a child running away from home at a very young age just to pursue their dreams? Yes, guys, Flavour was one of those kids.

Today on ‘Know Your Celebrities’ we will be looking at seven interesting things about Flavour you might or might have known.

1. Started singing and playing the drums at 13
Just like a number of celebrities who started off their music or acting careers at a very early stage, Flavour sits on the front roll of that category. According to him, he started off by playing the drum in the church which was just normal to him.

2. Would have become a Super Eagles player if he wasn’t a musician

One of the biggest celebrities in Nigeria today is Flavour, thanks to his flawless talent. The music star has created several hit songs in his over two decades in the music industry. Well, Flavour says he would have ended up as a footballer (Maybe play for the Super Eagles) if he hadn’t followed his music career dreams.

3. Left home at the age of 13 on scholarship
Flavour didn’t get the approval from his parents to become a musician because they didn’t even understand what it meant. For his mum, all she wanted was for him to go to school but this changed after he met the friend of his pastor who returned to Nigeria to scout for young talented people for a band.

4. Use to be a backup singer for Mr Raw
Flavour didn’t have a rosy childhood as he left home very early to pursue his dream. After playing with the Soundcity Communications band for eleven years, the music star decided to start his own thing. It may interest you all to know that Flavour was once a backup singer for the veteran rapper Mr Raw. “I use to do choruses for him. From there I saw these choruses become major songs,” he said during an interview in Canada.

5. He former stage name was actually his sister’s boyfriend’s name
Just so you know, Flavour wasn’t initially his original stage name as he was called something else. During a chat with Evelyn Koomson in Canada back in 2017, the music star said it was difficult coming up with a stage name. “It is really hard to come up with a great name as an artist. It is something you go with yourself over and over again, trying to find that blend. At some point, you don’t even know if the name will suit. For me, I would say the name Flavour was divine and I was meant to have that name,” he said.

6. A gym rat
Flavour N’bania is one of the most physically attractive celebrities in Nigeria. If you’ve ever been to a concert where the Enugu born singer has performed, then you are bound to see one the major highlights of the show where he takes off his shirt to the delight of the ladies. Well, Flavour says the reason he looks all trimmed and fit is that he spends a lot of time in the gym. According to him, any time he travels for a show or concert around the world, he always looks for a gym so as to keep in shape and look good for his audience.

7. Most embarrassing moment

Flavour’s most embarrassing moment as hilarious as it might sound might probably get you a tiny bit emotional. So the gist is that a long time ago during one of the comedy shows held annually in the country, the music star was called to perform at the end of the event. What was supposed to be one of his major breaks, turned out to be his most embarrassing moment? Flavour recalls that the moment he climbed on the stage to perform, everyone in the audience stood up and left. He had no option than to perform to an almost empty auditorium

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