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Shemilore Tabitha Eniola: The Budding Nightingale

For a long time, the once blooming Nigerian child entertainment industry appeared to be lacking children with talents. This is because the children who had brought smiles to the faces of many disappeared from the entertainment industry or so it seemed.

Fortunately, the advent of the internet has made it possible for people whose talents can heal the soul to be found again. This possibility is particular in the life of the 12-year-old Shemilore Tabitha Eniola, a girl who was unknown to the public until her cover of Nathaniel Bassey’s Onise Iyanu went viral.

Unfortunately, young Eniola was not spared the negative side effect of the internet: hacking. Undeterred, she decided to start all over. What she did not know was that she was in for a surprise:

Her manager, Matilda Duncan, a judge on Project Fame and a radio personality explains,

“I did not think that it would be rebuilt in three days. She had only 65 people following her when we created it. So I put up this (Onise Iyanu) video and by the time we woke up, we saw over 3,100 followers”.

“We started monitoring the page and before we knew it, we had over 7 thousand follows in 24 hours and it went on and blew up to over 11 thousand in three days. How did that even happen?”

Grab a copy of the Guardian Life magazine in the Guardian Newspaper on Sunday to read more about the singer.

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