Yinka Davies Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Yinka Davies Biography and Age

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


Yinka Davies

Real Name

Yinka Davies

Date of Birth

July 16, 1970


50 Years (2020)


Benin Republic/Sierra Leone


Lisabi clan





Net Worth

$1 million

Educational Background

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 Education


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.

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She was commissioned to paint the stage for a production of Marriage of Anansewa by Efua Sutherland by the Theatre Director late Bassey Effiong.

Musical Career

Yinka Davies Musical Career

Yinka Davies grew up listening to Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash, Elvis and Jimmy Dean.

In 1992, she was nominated for the Upcoming artist award the Fame Music Award after she was spotted as an all round artist

She was involved in the production of the suburban album of renaissance artist Lagbaja. The Album was titled Side by Side and produced by Bread and Butter Jazz club in 1993.

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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.

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Between 2013 and 2016, she performed at the Yinka Davies in Concert with 5 & 6 Band at the Alliance Francaise Lagos Nigeria.

Yinka Davies performed alongside Tony Allen at the The Cave during the release of his record Lagos No Shaking in 2006.

She was the judge for reality TV program Nigerian Idol in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016

Thus far, Yinka Davies have released three music albums which are

  • Work (1998
  • Emi n’lo (2002)
  • Black Chiffon (2010)

Acting Career

Yinka Davies Acting Career

As an actress, Yinka Davies featured in stage dramas and movies.

In 1988, she featured in the Things Fall Apart directed by Bassey Effiong and the Lion and The Jewel directed by Bassey Effiong.

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In 1989, Yinka Davies featured in San Loco Efe’s movie Wind vs Polygamy.

Yinka Davies featured in Kakaki Concert, Death and The King’s Horseman and Greener Grass in 1990.

She acted in Mekunu Melody and Irara Alagbe both directed by Felix Okolo in 1992.

In 1993, she featured in Area Boy by Felix Okolo.

Yinka Davies Awards

Yinka Davies Awards

Yinka Davies have won the Upcoming artiste of the year by Fame Music Award in 1992.

In 2007, she won the Voice of the Decade in the Nigeria Music Award (NMA).

Personal life

Yinka Davies Husband and Children

Yinka Davies has two sons. However, in February 2021, Yinka Davies lost her first son Jeremiah at the age of 27.

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Announcing her son’s death she wrote

I lost my firstborn, my son. I have two boys but I lost my firstborn. He was 27 when he died, he would have been 28 years old on the 21st of February,”

Yinka Davies Net Worth

Yinka Davies Net Worth

Yinka Davies is estimated to worth $1 million


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