The Inspiration behind Niniola hit song ”Maradona”

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Niniola Apata popularly known as Niniola is no doubt one of the biggest female artiste in Nigeria at the moment taking us by storm with hits back to back.

Her hit song ”Maradona” was produced by the brilliant Sarz, the same man behind Niniola’s “Ibadi” and “Soke”, it’s not really that surprising that “Maradona” is such a jam.

“Maradona” was a single that was  in the buildup to Niniola debut album, ”This is me.” The song is inspired by former Argentina football player, Diego Maradona, who is regarded by many as the greatest footballer ever.

By referring to the man in the song as Maradona, she depicted him as a ”Player” but in a different context, in the sense that he plays with her feelings like a footballer that plays with a ball.

”Shey footballer ni e, to n gba balli kiri?
Shey telescope ni e, to n wo omo kiri?
To’ju re ba fo o, don’t blame it on Nini
To ba wa di l’ale, you come to me weeping”

“Maradona” details how a girl finds out that her lover was cheating on her and sleeping with all her friends. The girl then decides to end things with her unfaithful man.

In an interview with a  Nigerian online magazine, Niniola stated how the inspiration of ”Maradona” came

”The inspiration of “Maradona” came to me while I was in the studio with Sarz making the beat. Like all the other songs I always walk into the studio blank until I hear the beat. Once he was 50% done, he played it and we vibed to it, and what kept on coming to my mind was Maradona.

The second we recorded we knew right away it was the next single and that people will like it, but we didn’t think the Love will grow this fast.” she said

Niniola just got started! Won’t you what to see her unleashed a whole different side of her?

Come Friday, 9th November, the coveted and highly infectious musical sound of the Queen of Afro-House and Drumroll Records artist Niniola will be unleashed LIVE like never before at her headline concert tagged “THE HUMAN RADIO CONCERT.”
The concert, a first of its kind, will hold at the Land  Center located at 2&3 Adeniyi Jones, Victoria Island  Lagos. Doors open at 6:00 pm prompt.
Attendance is strictly by invitation.
Also billed to join Niniola are Reminisce, Aramide, Mayorkun, Mr. Real, Terry Apala, Slimcase, Immaculate, LAX, Johnny Drille, Teni, Oladips, Godwin Strings, Tyson Noir, Soti, Ric Hassani, Flash, Okiemute among others. Music Policy by DJ DIPS and DJ CROWD KONTROLLER.

Click HERE to RSVP for The Human Radio Concert or visit Niniola’s official website at For information and special reservations, email, or call 0816 763 2942.

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