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BIRTH NAME : Teniola Apata
STAGE NAME : Teni, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki
NET WORTH : $300,000 (as of the date of publication of this article)
DATE OF BIRTH: Born December 23, 1993
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : Ilesa, Osun state
OCCUPATION : Rapper and Singer
RECORD LABEL : Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records, currently signed to Osadolor Nate Asemota’s Dr. Dolor Entertainment
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Not married but dating a cute guy
EDUCATION : Apata Memorial High School and American InterContinental University.
Teniola Apata is a Nigerian singer, drummer, songwriter and rapper with quite an amazing voice.
She is popularly known as Teni; this is her stage name and a name that has made her one of the fastest rising artists in the Nigerian musical world and she is making old Nigerian singers step up their game.
She is amongst the few spectacular artists in the Naija entertainment industry, and a lot of upcoming artists are looking up to her.
May I add that she is a comedian and a good one at that? Hahaha go watch her videos on IG!
Currently in 2019, she has become chubbier than before
Teniola Apata, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer and rapper better known as Teni, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki and has been described by a lot of persons as “the rock of songs”.
Magazines, journals, blogs, websites and newspapers has featured her already. One of them is a portal that had to describe the young singer – Pulse.NG.
The top Nigerian entertainment website described her as the fastest rising artist in Nigeria and I don’t think it is an exaggeration.
I still get shocked how some people don’t know so much or don’t know her at al. We shall be discussing Teni biography, date of birth, family, age, siblings, record label, father, mother, boyfriend, houses, cars and every other detail you need to know about her.
Early Life, Background and Education
Teniola Apata who is famously recognized by her stage name Teni, Teni Makanaki or Teni the entertainer was born on the 1th of December, 1992 in Lagos state.
She is the younger sibling to the energetic singer, Niniola. She hails from Osun state, Nigeria. Although there have been arguments by people that she hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria.
She first began her education at the Apata Memorial High School, from there she proceeded to American Inter-Continental University where she bagged a degree in Busines Administration and layed more focused on her music career.
Career And Rise To Stardom
The biography of Teniola cannot be complete without her rise to stardom. Want to find out? Continue reading.
Teniola Apata aka, Teni the entertainer came to limelight with her freestyle on Instagram, but gained official recognition when her single, “Fargin” became an hit song.
Naso she take blow o! My brother can you imagine? Hustle oooo!
The song was immediately accepted by Nigerians home and away becaue of the powerful lyrics that accompany the songs.
Once her break-through became obvious, she was signed into Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records where she released her debut single, Amen but then signed to Osadolor Nate Asemota’s Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017.
After the release of her single, Fargin, in September 2017, she went on to release other big bits throughout 2018 including the top 10 singles, Case, Askamaya, and Uyo Meyo (which is a favorite of mine) which is still rocking air waves.
Teni the rock is a multiple award winning Nigerian musician. She won The Headies Awards Rookie of the year in May 018 and Nigerian Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act To Watch in November 2018.
At 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.
The year after that couldn’t be more better. In January 2019, Teni won The Best New Artist at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. As a song writer she has written a lot of songs for many Nigerian singers . She reportedly wrote the Davido’s hit single, ‘Like That.
Most of her song is doing great 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).
Singles (In no particular order)
- Uyo Meyo
- Fake Jersey Non-Album Single
- Shake Am Non-Album Single
- Fargin Non-Album Single
- Lagos Non-Album Single
- Amen Non-Album Single
- Pray Non-Album Single
- Wait Non-Album Single
- Pareke Non-Album Single
- Dr Dolor Entertainment – Pray featuring Teni & Phyno (2018)
- Dr. Dolor Featuring Teni – “Rambo” (2018)
- Shizzi – Aye Kan featuring Teni & Mayorkun (2019)
Songs for other artists
- “Like Dat” for Davido
- Rookie Of The Year Award in The Headies, 2018.
- Best New Artist Award at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, 2019.
Other Faq Of Biography Of Teni
How old is Teni apata?
Teni is 26 years old and was born on the 23 of December, 1992
Her age is 26 years.
Who is the father of Teni?
Teni Makanaki father is the late Simeon Apata. His death inspired her hit song, “Wait”. The award-winning Nigerian singer’slate father, Simeon Apata was murdered by unknown gunmen on January 8, 1995.
Is Teni and Niniola sister?
Yes. In fact, Niniola is the older sister of singer Teni.
Who is Teni sister?
Her only sister is Niniola
What is Teni real name?
Her real name is Teniola Apata. However, she is better known as Teni, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer.
Who is Teni mother?
Her mother is Iya Teni Apata
Where is Teni apata from?
By birth, she is from Lagos but hails from Osun state.
Teniola Apata/Place of birth
Teniola Apata place of birth is Lagos state
Where is Teniola from?
Where is Niniola from?
Niniola/Place of birth
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