Teniola Apata born December 23, 1993 is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer and rapper also known by her stage name Teni or Teni the Entertainer or Teni Makanaki.
Teniola Apata is one of these fastest rising Nigerian artists with lots of hit song credited to her name.
Here we will be seeing Teni’s biography, date of birth, age, family, siblings, boyfriend, net worth, cars, houses and everything else you need to know about her.
Born on the 12th of December, 1993 in Lagos State as Teniola Apata, she is the younger sister to popular Nigerian singer, Niniola.
She is either known as Teni, Teni the Entertainer, Teniola, Teni Apata or Teni Makanaki. She originally hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria and is a rapper, singer and song-writer.
Having attended the Apata Memorial High School, Teni has a degree in Business Administration from the American InterContinental University. She is from an education-loving family and started doing music at the age of Five.
She came into the music industry with her freestyles on Instagram, but came into limelight when she dropped her hit single titled ‘Fargin’. The song was widely accepted by Nigerian music lovers especially because of the powerful lyrics it came with.
Ever since she came into stardom, Teniola has written and released a good number of hits and she reportadely wrote the Davido’s hit single, ‘Like That’. (and i guess you didnt know that).
Some of her music videos have been doing well in the Nigerian music world and they always come with good visuals such as ‘Wait’, ‘Pareke’ and ‘Askamaya’ (visuals directed by award winning Paul Gambit).
As a drum player, Teni has played drums for past governors of the Lagos State such as Babatunde Fashola, Mohammed Buba Marwa and Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Her first single was ‘Amen’ and she was influenced into music by the likes of King Wasiu Ayinde, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Osita Osadebe and Dolly Parton.
Teni was initially signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records where she released her debut single, Amen. In the year 2017, Teni got signed into another record label, the Dr. Dolor Entertainment. Aside music, she also plays basketball very well, and loves travelling and swimming.
Teni won The Headies Awards Rookie of the Year in May 2018 and Nigerian Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act To Watch in November 2018. By the end of 2018, Teni was on numerous end of year lists including the Top 10 Nigerian breakout acts of 2018, Top 10 Nigerian artists of 2018 and Top 20 Nigerian biggest songs of 2018 for her single, Askamaya.
In January 2019, Teni won The Best New Artist at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
Teni’s latest song ‘Uyo Meyo’, is An Inspirational New Single she used To Close Out The Year 2018.
Some of Teni’s songs include:
– Fake Jersey
– Shake Am
– Uyo Melo