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Ogun State Ilaro, Nigeria
Bio Sylvia Tella is planning big for Nigeria's 50th anniversary.
Queen Tella of Song
By Tam Fiofori
February 27, 2010 07:04PM
With a thirty-year musical career that has involved her working as a lead singer with the superstars in the
genres of Lover's Rock, Pop, Reggae, and Jazz music, it is most rewarding that Sylvia Tella at 50, has
herself become a revered icon who had earlier been crowned the First Lady of UK Reggae.
She is however very much more than a reggae singer as she is also a successful songwriter and producer, and
her fame based on her live performances in Britain, Europe, Russia, the United States, the Middle East, Asia,
Japan and Africa in addition to her hit recordings, truly distinguish her as a frontline international star.
Born and named Silafatu Morenikeji Wahab Tella in Manchester, England; to a Nigerian Muslim father Abdul
Wahab Tella, from the Ilaro royal family and an English mother, she grew up surrounded by musicians and