Nil Karaibrahimgil

Nil Karaibrahimgil

Nil Karaibrahimgil Erener
Background information
Born (1976-10-17) October 17, 1976
Origin Turkey
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Song-writer
Years active Late 1990s–present
Labels Sony Music

Nil Karaibrahimgil Erener (born 17 October 1976 in Ankara, Turkey), also popularly known simply as Nil (Turkish for the Nile), is a well known Turkish singer and songwriter mostly noted for her distinct lyrics. Nil's passion and admiration for music stems from her father, Suavi Karaibrahimgil, who is also a musician although he is not currently active in the Turkish music industry.


In 2000, she graduated from Boğaziçi University with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. She also further received the Crystal Apple prize award twice, which recognized her achievements in advertising. Besides academic success, Nil has found fortune in the Turkish music scene. Many of her songs deal with love, marriage and relationships. On January 21, 2010, she married Sertab Erener's brother Serdar Erener near the shore of the Nile River.[1] She has a son Aziz Arif, born in May 2014.[2]

Musical career

Early musical success

Up to 2007, Nil has managed to release 3 successful albums along with several singles of her own here and there. In 2002, her debut album "Nil Dünyası" brought her into the spotlight with hits that included "Kek" and "XL". Two years later, Nil followed with another album called "Nil FM" which achieved success similar to that of her first album. Some of the hit singles released from that album included "Gitme Yoksa…", "Akbaba", "Ben Aptal Mıyım?" and "Bronzlaşmak" as well.

Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım

In 2006, Nil would go on to release her third album called "Organize İşler. All of the three singles from this album managed to easily top most Turkish charts.

Yaş 18

In late 2006, Nil released a single called, "Yaş 18" (Age 18) which is one of the two tracks she recorded for the soundtrack of the Turkish movie Sınav (Exam). Both the movie and the song deal with the pressure Turkish students face preparing for matriculation, as well as angst from coming of age.



Year Album
2002 Nil Dünyası
  • Date: May 2002
  • Format: MC, CD, digital download
2004 Nil FM
  • Date:2004
  • Format: MC, CD, digital download
2006 Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım
  • Date: May 11, 2006
  • Format: MC, CD, digital download
2009 Nil Kıyısında
  • Date: February 19, 2009
  • Format: CD, digital download
2012 Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim
  • Date: July 5, 2012
  • Format: CD, digital download


Year Title Turkish Airplay Chart[3]
2007 "Bu mudur?" [Is that it?] 1

Guest appearances

Year Song Album
2001 "Masal" Komser Şekspir soundtrack
"Organize İşler Bunlar" Organize İşler soundtrack
2006 "Yaş 18" Sınav soundtrack
2008 "İstanbul'da Sonbahar" Söz Müzik Teoman

Music videos

Year Song Album Director
2002 "XL" Nil Dünyası Umur Turagay
"Resmen Aşığım"
2004 "Gitme Yoksa..." Nil FM
"Bütün Kızlar Toplandık"
"Akbaba" Murad Küçük
"Ben Aptal mıyım?"
2006 "Organize İşler Bunlar" Tek Taşımı Kendim Aldım
"Pırlanta" Umur Turagay
"Pırlanta Ozinga Remix"
"Bu mudur?" [Is this?] Emre Özbay
"Yaş 18" OST - Sınav
2008 "Ruhum Desen Desen" Promo Single
2009 "Seviyorum Sevmiyorum" Nil Kıyısında Umur Turagay
"Duma Duma Dum" Burcu Yolcu
"Kırık" Sinan Çetin
2011 "Hakkında Her Şeyi Duymak İstiyorum" Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim
2012 "Ben Buraya Çıplak Geldim" Özer Feyzioğlu
"He-man" Thor Saevarsson
2014 "Kanatlarım Var Ruhumda" Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi soundtrack
"Hadi İnşallah" Hadi İnşallah soundtrack


  • Nil'in Kelebekleri, 320p, 2011, Doğan Kitap, ISBN 978-605-111-982-3 [4]
  • Kelebeğin Hayat Sırları, 296p, 2015, Doğan Novus, ISBN 978-605-092-856-3 [5]

See also


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  3. ^ Nielsen Music Control -
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  5. ^ [2]

External links

  • Official web site: /
  • Nil Karaibrahimgil at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages
  • Nil Karaibrahimgil discography at MusicBrainz