Teniola Apata, popularly called Teni, is a talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer.
Full Name : Teniola Apata
Place Of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, entertainer
Years Active: 2016—present
Labels: Dr. Dolor Entertainment
Associated Acts: Shizz, Dr. Dolor, Stonebwoy
Early Life and Education
Teni is the younger sister of popular Nigerian musician Niniola. She went to Apata Memorial High School and bagged a degree in business administration from American InterContinental University.
Teni launched her debut single “Amen” when she signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records. She left the record label, then signed with Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017. Teni began gaining popularity after releasing the single “Fargin” in September 2017. She made her breakthrough after releasing the hit singles “Askamaya”, “Case” and “Uyo Meyo”. “Askamaya” was ranked 15th on MTV Base’s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018.
Teni Clinched Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, and Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She also bagged the Best New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. NotJustOk ranked her eighth on its list of the 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria. She was listed on Premium Times’ list of the Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018.
On 20 February 2019, Teni featured on YouTube Music’s Trending Artist on the Rise. On May 3, 2019, she also released the video for “Sugar Mummy”. On June 14, 2019, she released a new single titled “Power Rangers” likewise.
In March 2019, Teni signed an endorsement deal with Tom Tom, a candy brand produced by Cadbury Nigeria.
The Quarantine Playlist (2020)
Selected Singles As Main Singer
As Featured Artist
|“Rambo” (Dr. Dolor featuring Teni)|
“Pray” (Dr Dolor featuring Teni and Phyno)
“Aye Kan” (Shizzi featuring Teni and Mayorkun)
|2017||“Like Dat” by Davido||Non-album single|
|2018||The Headies||Rookie of the Year||Herself||Won|
|2018||Soundcity MVP Awards Festival||Best New Artist||Herself||Won|
|2018||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Act to Watch||Herself||Won|
|2019||BET Awards||Best New International Act||Herself||Nominated|
|2019||The Headies||Best Pop Single||“Case”||Won|
|2019||The Headies||Song of the Year||“Case”||Nominated|
|2019||The Headies||Best Recording of the Year||“Uyo Meyo”||Won|
|2019||The Headies||Best R&B Single||“Uyo Meyo”||Nominated|
|2019||The Headies||Viewer’s Choice||Herself||Won|
|2019||The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Teni for “Uyo Meyo”||Won|
|2019||MTV Europe Music Awards||Best African Act|
15 Likely questions to Teni
- What was the motivation of becoming a musician?
- What’s your relationship status?
- How are you managing your celebrity status within your environs?
- How do you see the Music Industry today?
- Who’s your best artist in Nigeria and global?
- What’s your best sport, food and movie?
- What’s your plan for the upcoming artistes?
- Where do you want to see yourself in 10 years?
- How do you cope with your fans who ask for your help on social media?
- What’s your message to your fans and upcoming artiste?
- What’s makes you happy when you remember?
- What’s your take on education in Nigeria?
- What can you say about the Nigeria government?
- How can the country be better?
- How do you plan to help the country with music?