Yinka Davies is a Nigerian vocalist, songwriter, artist, actress and dancer. She is popular for being one of the judges of reality show, Nigerian Idol. Yinka Davies was born on July 16, 1970 to a Benin Republic/Sierra Leone Lisabi clan and a Nigerian mother.
Yinka Davies Profile
Date of Birth
July 16, 1970
50 Years (2020)
Benin Republic/Sierra Leone
Yinka Davies attended Reagan Memorial Baptist Primary school, Onike Yaba where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She proceeded to Our Lady of Apostles Secondary school, Yaba where he obtained her SSCE certificate.
Yinka Davies is a painter and sculptor. Her career as an artist was inspired in 1987 when she visited the National Theatre in Lagos to explore becoming a visual artist.
Yinka Davies concentrated on music. She collaborated with Mike Okri (RnB), Shina Peters (Afro juju), Blackky (Reggae) among others. She worked with international artists like late Geraldo Pino and Etienne T Boy.
Between 1990 and 1992, Yinka Davies performed at the Alex O’s Background Vocalist.
In 1994, she had a major setback in her career after she was hit by a taxi. She underwent surgery which affected her ability to dance.
Since 1995, she has been performing at the World Music Day Organised by Alliance Francaise.
She performed at the Carl Raccah’s Emi Nlo Album Listening in 2000 and the Jazzville 7th Anniversary concert under direction of Elder Steve Rhodes.