Teni Biography, Real Name, Net worth, and latest songs

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Nigeria is blessed with Amazing musicians, one of which is the renowned Teni Apata. She is well known for her multiple talents and has risen rapidly to the spotlight in the Nigerian music industry faster than most people would ever dream of. Teni Apata is a Nigerian free-spirited award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entertainer. In this article, we talk about teni biography, net worth, and every little detail about her rise to stardom

Teni Biography | what is Teni Full Name

Teni was born as Teniola Apata to Mr. and Mrs. Apata in Lagos. Her family hails from Illesa in Osun State, and Teni is the ninth child out of 10 children. In 1995, Teni Apata’s father, Simeon Olaosebikan Apata, a brigadier general, was assassinated. At the time, Teni was only two years old. Teni is known for her unique, entertaining skills and fantastic voice. She has continued to wow Nigerians with insightful lyrics, which has dynamically transformed her career in the industry.

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Teni Age | Early Life

Teni biography takes us to her birthday. Teni was born on 12th December 1992. Therefore she is 27 years old at the time of writing this article. Teni is also the younger sister of the Nigerian singer Niniola. Teni and Niniola spent their early years in the streets of Lagos, where Teni did her primary and secondary education at the Apata Memorial High School, which was owned by their father. Shortly after her high school education, Teni traveled to the United States, where she emerged with a degree in Business Administration at the American Intercontinental University. Teni also attended the University of Georgia for a few years as well.

Growing up, Teni played the drums in the school band. She and her siblings were not allowed to go out to play with other kids, so music was the go-to system for them, as they would stay in their balcony singing on top of their voices.

Teniola is also passionate about basketball. In an interview, she made claims that she would have gone into basketball if music did not work for her.

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Teni Music Career

When Teni first came into the Industry, the Magic Fingers Records, owned by one of Nigeria’s top producers, Shizzi, signed her. This happened in the year 2016; however, she only came into the limelight in 2017, following her signing with Dolor Entertainment and release of her debut single “Amen.” Afterward, Teni released the hit single “Fargin,” which featured on top music charts in Nigeria for many weeks. Nevertheless, her real breakthrough came with the release of the hit singles “Uyo Meyo,” “Case,” and “Askamaya” in 2018. Askamaya ranged 15th spot on MTV Base year-end list of Top Hottest Naija 2018 Tracks.

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In the spotlight

During the last few years in the industry, Teni has worked with both local and international music artists, including Davido, Shizzi, Phyno, and many more. Most of her top hits were done primarily in the Yoruba Language or Nigeria’s Pidgin English variation. Nevertheless, Teni’s music is so versatile and not restricted to one set of tunes. According to an interview, Teni stated that Music is spiritual to her. She believes she can change people’s definitions of themselves with her music.

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Teni was also featured on 20 February 2019 as YouTube Music’s Trending Artists on the Rise. She has since released top songs such as “Sugar Mummy,” “Power Rangers,” and “Billionaire” in 2019. Teniola is also known for the song she wrote for Davido, titled “Like That” in 2017. Besides, this is all we know about teni biography and career up to 2019.

Teniola Apata Awards

  • Award for 2018 Headies Awards for Rookie of the Year
  • Award for 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for  Most Promising Act to Watch
  • 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival for Best New Artist
  • 8th of 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria by NotJustOk
  • One of Six Nigerian Breakout Stars, viral sensations of 2018 by Premium Times Newspaper
  • Nominated for the Best New International Act at the 2019 BET Awards
  • 2019 Artiste of the Year Award for Top Naija Music Awards
  • 2019 The Headies Award for “Best Pop Single (Won),” “Song of the Year”(Nominated), “Best Recording of the Year (Won),” “Best R&B Single (Nominated),” “Viewer’s Choice (Won),” “Best Vocal Performance (Won).”
  • Nominated for Best African Act for MTV Europe Music Awards

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Teni Endorsements

  • Budweiser Beer endorsed Teniola as one of its celebrity ambassadors
  • On the 30th of June 2019, Pepsi Naija endorsed Teniola as one of its ambassadors
  • Tecno Mobile got an endorsement deal with Teniola in 2019
  • Wema Bank endorsed Teniola as their brand ambassador of its alat_ng scheme on 12th of July 2019

Teni Biography | Teni latest songs

2019

  • Super Women
  • Sugar Mummy
  • Billionaires
  • Complain
  • Hit
  • Shayo
  • Nowo
  • Mr. Man
  • Online
  • Ka Anyi Na Ayo
  • Kawo Soke
  • Power Rangers
  • Oh Baby
  • Laye Mi
  • Party Next Door
  • Foti Foyin
  • Murder
  • Ole Alo
  • Obe

2018

  • Uyo Meyo
  • Christmas is Here
  • Akamaya
  • Fake Jersey
  • Shake Am
  • Lagos
  • Wait
  • Fargin
  • Amen
  • “Rambo” (Dr. Dolor feat. Teni)
  • “Pray” (Dr. Dolor feat. Teni and Phyno)
  • “Aye Kan” ( Shizzi featuring Teni and Mayorkun)

Teni Personal Life

Teniola says that her songs were inspired by the likes of Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, King Wasiu Ayinde, Dolly Parton, and Osita Osadebe. However, almost nothing is known about Teni’s personal life. Nevertheless, she has declared herself as a feminist and prefers the rakish headgear to the ultra-smooth blow-dried hair extensions and jogging pants to bodycon dresses. 

Also, Teni has once spoken that she and her sister maintains a very intimate personal relationship. In another interview with the Punch.ng, she equally stated that her sister was not her competitor.

Tribute to her father

In February 2019, Teni (and Ninola) both took to Instagram to share tributes to their father who was assassinated more than 24 years ago. Teni wrote:

“APATA GANGA!!!!! ERINLAKATABU!!!!!! Hey, daddy, your little girl ain’t so little anymore, yah girl is going on tour, yah little Teni is now MAKANAKI, I wish you were here to hear people sing my songs word for word. They thought killing you was the end, but we only just started, we are taking this to the 🌎. And yes I did it, I graduated from university. I’m working really hard to make you smile wherever you are. RIP to the bravest man I’ve ever heard of. Bad boy, benzy! OGA, philanthropist, soldier, businessman, and Thank you for all the lives you touched. Love you always till we meet again. “Won ro pe o tan, sugbon olorun so pe o ku, omo laso”

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She is also known for some of her famous quotes;

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“Everybody here has something to offer, but people don’t know because in Nigeria, being special depends on how much money you have, so people don’t know that their worth is in their skill.”

“Get your bags, ladies, and gentlemen! Don’t let procrastination stop you.”

“Embrace your struggles! We’re all just working to be better. It’s okay to have struggles, it’s a part of life; it will all get better…”

Teni Networth 2019

Teni is currently one of Nigeria’s most influential female artists in Nigeria and worth $300,000

And there you have it, Teni biography, latest songs, and net worth. Please share with us what you think of Teni’s success since her entry into the Nigerian Music Industry.

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