Enisa Nikaj (born March 5, 1996) best known as Enisa is an American pop singer, model and songwriter who became known for performing cover songs to artists such as Adele and Hozier, her cover of Hozier’s song “Take Me To Church” became her first ever to hit 100,000 views on YouTube.
Enisa was born in Brooklyn, United States. She grew up listening to hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z and Usher as well as Albanian music due to her parents’ influence. She started posting cover songs on her YouTube channel in 2015.
She released her debut single “Burn This Bridge” in 2016 and in 2020, she got massive acceptance from Nigerians when she released her single “Dumb Boy” which caused massive followership gains for her on Twitter. Amidst the buzz of her acceptance, she adopted the Nigerian-given name, Eniola..She is best known for her hit singles ‘Love Cycle’ & ‘Dumb Boy’.
In 2019 she signed to American Rapper, A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s label Highbridge The Label & Atlantic Records, she has released 3 singles with her label.
Is Enisa a Nigerian?
The protest #EndSARs protests against police brutality in Nigeria enjoyed a worldwide support, with politicians and celebrities throwing their weight behind a movement fuelled by Nigeria’s youth population and social media, especially Twitter.
US president-elect Joe Biden, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, rap superstar Kanye West and sports stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tweeted their spport for #EndSARS.
Several weeks after a fatal end to the protests, an American pop singer is seeing the benefit of tweeting in support of the protest against police brutality.
Enisa, like every other human being outside the country, was shocked to see the brutality meted on Nigerian youths by the Federal-Special Anti Robbery Squad, and in a series of posts on twitter, she wrote:Wishing all my Nigerians luck on their peaceful protests, you deserve justice! May GOD be with you
Wishing all my Nigerians luck on their peaceful protests, you deserve justice! May GOD be with youPraying for Nigeria ?? ?? They are some of the most supportive & nice people I’ve ever seen on social media & are always showing me & my music love. Sending my love to Nigeria – god is with you! #EndSars
This solidarity post made many Nigerians happy and promised to stream her songs. Keeping true to this promise, the Soro Soke Generation are giving Enisa a treatment of love and support she may not have thought possible.
Her song, Love Cycle, moved to number 1 in Nigeria Pop rating. Also, she was given a Yoruba name, Eniola, which trended together with her song on Twitter on Saturday.
Prior to this period, the interactions on her posts and her followers on Twitter were not so much. In a week, her video ammassed a million views, while her followers increased by tens of thousands.
ONE MILLION VIEWS‼️ 1 week BABY❤️ I never had this happen so fast on a song before, especially since this was an independent release, NO big push or paid promo, just you & me spreading the word. Thank you guys for believing in this song as much as I have, Love you forever.
While she was celebrating her growth, she tweeted and asked for who could make a remix with her for the Love Cycle single, so many people mentioning and tagging Davido, he tweeted and accepted to jump on the remix with her.
When she showed solidarity during the #EndSARS protest, she never expected it to bring this much progress for her music career. But this is 2020, a year anything can happen, for good or worse. And for Enisa ‘Eniola’ Nikaj, 2020 will end better she could have imagined.
Enisa Nikaj net worth in 2021 is estimated at $1.2 million dollars. Enisa’s source of income comes from her YouTube music videos and online music streams.
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