Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) has signed female artiste Lola Rae.
The signing of the 25-year-old became public when Davido posted on social media: ”LOLA RAE WELCOME TO DMW!!!!! 1ST LADY!!!!”
LOLA RAE WELCOME TO DMW!!!!! 1ST LADY!!!!
— Davido (@iam_Davido) November 5, 2016
Here are 10 things to know about the DWM’s latest addition:
- Her full name is Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton
- She was born in Obalende, Lagos, January 20, 1991
- She was to a British father and a Ghanaian mother
- She had her primary and secondary school education at St. Saviours School, Ikoyi and Lekki British International High School, Lagos respectively
- She left Nigeria for England at the age of 15 to complete her university education at Central Saint Martins where she studied fashion textiles
- Lola Rae started as a dancer when she was a member of the dance group Mystikal
- She turned down an invitation to The X Factor in order to pursue a solo career as a singer
- She was nominated as the “Most Promising Female Act to Watch” at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- The video for her debut hit single Watch My Ting Go was nominated at the 10th Channel O Music Video Awards
- She made a cameo appearance in Ice Prince’s music video of his song More.