Teni is a fast rising Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper and entertainer. Her real name is Teniola Apata and she hails from Ekit State in Nigeria. She is also known as Teni the entertainer, Teni Makanaki and Teniola.
She was born in Lagos State on the 12th of December, 1993 and attended the Apata Memorial High School, before proceeding to obtain a degree in Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University. She started her romance with music at the early age of two. Besides music, she also loves playing basketball, swimming and traveling.
Teni & Niniola
She is a younger sister to popular singer and entertainer Niniola.
Teni Music Career
Teni started out in the music industry through doing freestyles on Instagram. This gave her a lot of exposure and grew her fan base. She became popular when her single “Fargin” became a hit. The song was well accepted because of the powerful lyrical content. She went on to write a number of good songs since then, including writing for other artists like Davido. She reportedly wrote Davido’s “Like Dat” song.
Teni is also a good drum player and has played this instrument for past governors of Lagos state including Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola and Mohammed Buba Marwa.
Her music influences are King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, King Wasiu Ayinde, Osita Osadebe and Dolly Parton.
Teni was first signed on by top Producer Shizzi, into his Magic Finger Records. However in 2017, she got signed on another record label, Dr Dolor Entertainment.
Her songs include the following;
- Fake Jersey
- Shake Am
- Uyo Meyo
- Shake Am
She has won some very important awards despite being new to the industry. These include
- Rookie of The Year, at the Headies Awards, 2018
- Most Promising Act To Watch, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2018
- Best New Artist, Soundcity MVP Awards, 2018
Teni Net Worth
She is one of the fastest rising Nigerian musician at the moment. Teni earns from music sales, endorsements and performance at live shows. Her Net Worth is estimated at about $300,000
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