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BN Presents Naija Divas: Barbara



This week on Bella Naija, its going to be all about the Naija Divas! So many Nigerian music superstars have emerged over the last few years. They have picked up awards from Johannesburg to London but alas they seem to have one thing in common – they are all MALE! We keep asking what’s going on with the ladies? The only exception is Asa who has gained local & international acclaim and commercial success while Omawumi is another hot female act on the rise. This week, we’ll celebrate and showcase our up-and-coming Nigerian contemporary music divas. Some you might have heard of, some will be revelations but rest assured, you’re in for a thrill! Enjoy.
We kick things off with the very talented and sexy, Barbara Okojie. Barbara got her start in the music industry in a slightly unconventional way; she was the leading lady in music videos from several top Nigerian music acts including Durella & Sunny Neji. She’s a graduate of Law from the University of Benin, a budding actress who had a stint on the Next Movie Star Reality Show (She was 2nd runner-up) and now a rising music star!

Barbara is one to watch as she displays a range of musical talent from the high-octane more commercial sound to romantic balladry. Check out her video for her song ‘Dangerous’ and her more recent single ‘Iwo Nikan’.

Barbara – Dangerous

Barbara – Iwo Nikan


  1. doowop

    March 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    lol…na wa for boots o

  2. efelicious

    March 16, 2009 at 5:04 am

    hmmmm….dont kno wat to say bout d video…..really speechless….LMBAO….

  3. Ladi

    March 16, 2009 at 5:41 am

    This song is like 3 years old though….. Is this all she has done?

  4. Dee

    March 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Now thats why ladies are not being recognized… cos this is just horrible… Haba?!

  5. Chriistopher Adabamu

    March 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    The Iwo Nikan song to me displays one of the best vocals i have heard from Naija,hate it or love it the lady dogg is on top vocally and the song is very nice ,the first yoruba song i like as a non yoruba dude from the south side

  6. Chriistopher Adabamu

    March 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    There is room for improvement,she has not fully explored her vocal talent,never thought those vocals could come from that girl,i saw her a couple of years ago from that tv show and i thought she was just a saucy girl who nothing good could come out of…Boy was i wrong!!!

  7. Chriistopher Adabamu

    March 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Judging from that dangerous video i will say that the girl is a real gansta bitch,just hot like that…I really like that chic she’s cool

  8. Elpee

    March 18, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    i still can’t get over those boots… but why??

  9. Elpee

    March 18, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Her poses were good, The video was hilarious, her lip synching was off and her movements were too jerky so it seemed she was moving off beat. The majority of her costumes were good too… her voice wasn’t too too bad. Its ok cuz she was just talking to the tune not singing.

  10. twat

    May 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    LolLolLol- well, strange to see her- we were at skool together- she’s finally doing something she can be good at. but wuz up wiv dem boots?

  11. guest

    September 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    LMBO @ boots comment.

  12. vanessa

    September 19, 2009 at 4:40 am

    barby u go girl. more grease to you………u will definitey go places…..vanessa

  13. vanessa

    September 19, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Hey Barbie….dont mind them. U rock. U go girl.Luv YA

  14. Daddytobs

    November 16, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Hey barbie, dont mind em haterz, haterz will always be haterz, you rock joor! Ur dangerous track is tite! Bad belles! Mscheew!!

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