Teni is a popular Nigerian musician whose talents have been testified by every Nigerian. Her songs are being played globally as she continues to bring new vibes and rhythm in each release. Teni didn’t rise to fame with just one single. The song that brought her to the spotlight was “Fargin”, then “Uyo Meyo” gave her a solid spot in the hall of fame.
TENI APATA BIOGRAPHY
Teniola Apata is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer, and rapper better known as Teni, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki. She was born on December 23, 1993, .she is the younger sibling to popular 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 songwriter.
Having attended the Apata Memorial High School, Teni proceeded to get a degree in Business Administration from the American InterContinental University. She is from an education-loving family and started doing music at an early age of two.
Teni came into the entertainment industry with her freestyles on Instagram but came into limelight when her single, ‘Fargin‘ became a hit. 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 reportedly wrote the Davido’s hit single, ‘Like That‘
Ever since she had a breakthrough in the Nigerian music industry, she has released a couple of hit songs back to back from Wait, Pareke to her recent one ‘Askamaya’ which was accompanied with a lovely colorful visual directed by Paul Gambit.
TENI APATA PARENTS
She is Simon Apata‘s daughter; a former Brigadier General murdered while she was eight years old.
Her father married three wives and produced many children.
Even with a large family, the Apatas were united. Teni‘s father is a lover of music and would play records every day in their home.
Her mother, however, did not support her decision to become a musician at first but came to terms with her.
TENI APATA SSIBLINGS
- Niniola Apata (Elder Sister)
- Teju Apata (Junior / Younger Sister)
Niniola Apata Is The Elder Sister To Teni Apata, And She Is Also A Superstar Music Star In Nigeria.
Teni’s younger sister, Teju Apata is a medical doctor who graduated in May this year. Like her sister, Teju has won awards for the Blanch Goens Endowed Scholarship.
TENI APATA CAREER
Teni began her music career as a drummer. She was skillful enough to play in events hosted by Lagos state governors and her school band. She sailed into music with inspirations from Wasiu Ayinde’s songs.
In 2016, Teni started her music career and got signed into Magic Fingers Records owned by Shizzi, releasing her first single “Amen”. When she was signed into Dr. Dolor Entertainment record label in 2017, she broke the music space in Nigeria with another single “Fargin” which was released in September 2017.
Teni is living her dreams now, running a successful music career. She has released several hit singles that moved hips and touched souls in Nigeria. She is sometimes compared to the Nigerian music icon, Simi, raising an intense debate on social media. Teni’s most popular music include;
- Fake Jersey
- Shake Am
- Power Rangers
- Uyo meyo
TENI APATA AWARDS
Teni is known to be indigenous with her music but she makes every Nigerian relate as she spices up with the pidgin English. Teni Apata has won many notable awards and has been nominated for several awards both in Nigeria and internationally.
- The Headies Award for Rookie of the Year – 2018
- Best New Artist – Soundcity MVP Awards Festival- 2018
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Most Promising – 2018
- The Headies Award for Viewer’s choice – 2019
- The Headies Award for Best Recording of the Year – 2019 – Uyo meyo
- The Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) – 2019 – Uyo meyo
- The Headies Award for Best Pop Single – 2019 – Case
In addition to her music career, Teni is making a move into movie acting. She had once played the role of a judge in a KKB show in her early days.
Teni’s first professional movie, Dear Affy, is scheduled to be released on February, 14. Dear Affy is a movie directed by Samuel Olatunji aka Bigsam where Teni will be featuring alongside top Nollywood actors and actresses including Toyin Abraham, Kehinde Bankole, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Ademoye, Chiwetalu Agu, Bimbo Akintola, Odunlade Adekola, Uzor Arukwe, and Faithia Williams.
TENI APATA HOUSE
The music star took to her Instagram page on Thursday, March 12, 2020, where she shared a video of her newly acquired House with the caption, “Latest Landlord / LandLady in town!! Thanks to my good friend @joetoniruest for being the best real estate guy! Making my life easy!”
TENI APATA CARS
Just Like other artistes, Teni is a lover of expensive cars, she has many exotic SUV’S in her possession, even as at the she don’t show them off.
TENI APATA ENDORSEMENT
- On the 12th of July 2019, Wema Bank Nigeria endorsed Teniola as the brand ambassador of its alat_ng scheme.
- Teniola signed an endorsement deal with TomTom on the 26th of March 2019.
- Pepsi Naija signed an endorsement deal with Teniola on the 30th of June 2019.
TENI APATA BOYFRIEND
Is she married? Who is Teni boyfriend? She is still much single. She, however, declared that she has a crush on the popular musician Don Jazzy.
We promise to keep you posted if any news on her marriage pops up.
TENI APATA NET WORTH
Teni is a talented Nigerian musician whose songs have made waves in the music industry. She has won several awards and created a strong niche for herself in the music industry becoming one of the influential and richest women in Nigeria.
Teni landed an ambassador deal on the 12th of July 2019 with Wema Bank Nigeria’s alat_ng scheme. Big brands such as Budweiser beer, TomTom, Pepsi Naija, Tecno all signed an ambassador deal with Teni Apata in 2019.
Teni’s net worth as of 2021 is an estimated $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.