Salle (Real name: Kosisochukwu Gospel Peters, born in 2004) is a 19 year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter who came into the spotlight after a video of her singing while hawking on the street went viral on social media.
Salle is one of the many young musicians in Nigeria who has benefitted from social media’s influence in the music industry. Without a doubt, the power of the internet cannot be overemphasized as a lot can happen as a result of what goes on online. Salle amassed a strong following with her freestyle on social media, and since her emergence, she has warmed her way into the hearts of many Nigerians with her natural flair.
Where is Salle From?
Salle hails from the ancient city of Owerri in Imo state, South East Nigeria. She was born in 2004, and though the exact day and month of her birth have not been revealed, Salle was raised in the South Eastern city by her Igbo parents, who are also from the state. She may also have siblings, but details about them are yet to be made public.
Salle’s childhood story and education are also not known, but from what we gathered, the young singer grew up in a poor family, and she spent much of her life in Owerri, where she had her basic and secondary education and helped her mother in selling food. It is also said that she grew up in a strong Christian home and, until her emergence into the limelight, was a member of their church choir. Before she was discovered, she was a street hawker who earned a living by selling in Owerri.
Salle’s Music Career and Emergence into the Nigerian Music Industry
Salle is one of the products of the game-changing impact of the internet. With the explosion of social media, artists like Salle have found a way to use these platforms to their benefit.
The 19 years old young singer was since her early years a lover of music, and she grew up listening to good music from the likes of Wande Coal and Wizkid, both of whom she idolizes and wishes to work with as she grows in the industry. To the youngster, music was a great source of healing to her soul, especially in times when she felt down and discouraged.
Salle made her first hit on social media in September 2021, when a video of her singing with a hawking tray made it to the internet. This said video went viral after Tunde Ednut, a popular Instagram blogger, reposted it on his timeline. The video generated over 5,000 views.
Her sonorous vibes and lyrics not only caught the attention of top celebrities like Mavins Record boss, Don Jazzy, but it also went international, causing CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour and Barbadian singer Rihanna to contact her and invite her for an interview on CNN. Amanpour acknowledged that Salle was a star and an inspiration to many people all over the world.
Not taking her newfound fame for granted, Salle has been working tirelessly to solidify her stay in the industry by making a meaningful impact and winning many fans. In addition to writing her own songs, the young musical artist has also done some cover songs, such as
Try Me Rebel by Tems and NBU by Fave. She successfully launched her self-titled debut E.P., which consists of singles like Magical and Rebel.
A list of the songs she has so far released include :
- Journey Back home
- Let Me See
- Soul Ft. T.I Blaze
Who Signed Salle?
Salle is currently not signed to any record label. The youngster made this revelation on her Instagram page while reacting to rumors of her being signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin record. In the video she posted, Salle said she is not signed to any label and is only excelling with her music career with the love and support of her fans so far. She, however, noted that she is open to bigger and better opportunities.
Salle’s emergence on the internet makes her one of the youngest talents in the Nigerian music market. After a couple of talent scouts discovered her, Don Jazzy became one of the first music icons to reach out to her while declaring his intentions to train her to become a better artist in the industry.
There are reports that Rihanna and Nigerian music record label, Chocolate City, have expressed interest in signing her. The Barbadian singer reportedly contacted her management to collaborate on a music project. However, it is not clear why it is yet to pull through.
Despite not being signed yet to any label, the 19 years old young afro-fusion artiste has not relented in making conscious music with deep lyrics while she awaits endorsements from some of the world’s biggest record labels. She describes her music as conscious and everlasting and hopes on becoming the newest voice of Afrobeats.
What is Salle’s Net Worth?
Salle may be a young and upcoming artist, but her surprising emergence into the limelight has earned her not only the fame but the wealth to go with it. Salle’s net worth is estimated to fall between $5,000 and $10,000.
Unlike other top singers who were born with silver spoons, Salle wasn’t, and thanks to the internet, she joins the list of youngsters making difference in the Nigerian music world. As her music career soars, Salle hopes to rub shoulders with the likes of Mayorkun, Teni, and Rema, who are among the top young music stars also discovered on the internet.
Aside from making money from writing and making her own music, Salle also generates income from social media platforms like Instagram and Youtube. As of the time of writing this piece, Salle has over 30k followers on Instagram and over 50k views on Youtube.