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Teni: Biography, Song, Net Worth, Relationship

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Teniola Apata, popularly called Teni, is a talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer.

Background Information

Full Name : Teniola Apata
Place Of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, entertainer
Instruments: Vocals
Years Active: 2016—present
Labels: Dr. Dolor Entertainment
Associated Acts: Shizz, Dr. Dolor, Stonebwoy

Net Worth


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.


Billionaire (2019)
The Quarantine Playlist (2020)

Selected Singles As Main Singer

2016“Amen”Non-album single
Non-album single
2018“Fake Jersey”
“Shake Am”
“Uyo Meyo”
Non-album single
2019“Sugar Mummy”
“Power Rangers”
2020“Marry”Non-album single
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)
Non-album single
As Featured Artist

Writing credits

2017“Like Dat” by DavidoNon-album single
Writing credits


YearAward ceremonyPrizeRecipient Result
2018The HeadiesRookie of the YearHerselfWon
2018Soundcity MVP Awards FestivalBest New ArtistHerselfWon
2018Nigeria Entertainment AwardsMost Promising Act to WatchHerselfWon
2019BET AwardsBest New International ActHerselfNominated
2019The HeadiesBest Pop Single“Case”Won
2019The HeadiesSong of the Year“Case”Nominated
2019The HeadiesBest Recording of the Year“Uyo Meyo”Won
2019The HeadiesBest R&B Single“Uyo Meyo”Nominated
2019The HeadiesViewer’s ChoiceHerselfWon
2019The HeadiesBest Vocal Performance (Female)Teni for “Uyo Meyo”Won
2019MTV Europe Music AwardsBest 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?

Teni’s Photos

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