Teni is the stage name given to Teniola Apata by her fans. Teni Makanaki, or Teni the entertainer, is another name for her. Her sister Niniola, a well-known solo performer in West Africa, took part in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013, so it appears that music is in her blood.
Besides singing, Teniola is a rapper, drummer, and songwriter. Most of Teni’s videos show her playing drums or tinkering with a guitar. Teni has always had a career in music, even before she became a household name in Nigeria. The freestyles she performed on her Instagram account were a frequent feature of her social media presence.
Teni’s Early Life
Ondo is the hometown of Teniola’s mother. When she was just a few years old, her father died of natural causes. January 8, 1995, saw the assassination of Teni’s father, General S. O. Apata. The whole ordeal was just heartbreaking! He left behind Apata Memorial High School in Lagos, Nigeria, a military-themed private boarding school.
It’s hard to believe that Teniola, who was born on Christmas Eve of 1993, has been making music since the age of two. It’s no surprise that she’s become such a household name. Apata Memorial High School graduate Teni went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from American InterContinental University after completing her high school education there.
Teni’s mother, who made her pledge to finish school, held her back from doing more in the music industry when she was younger. ‘Uyo Meyo,’ which means ‘when others win and you celebrate with them, your own will arrive,’ was Teni’s motivation for one of her most popular songs, which she wrote on the day of her graduation.
With the release of ‘Fargin’ in 2017, Teniola became a household name after years of freestyling on her Instagram page. Teni became a viral sensation and was signed to a record label as a result of the song. As a result, Nigerians have continued to sing along to Teni’s tunes ever since. “Askamaya,” “Case,” and “Uyo Meyo” are a few of her other big hits.
On MTV Base’s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018, “Askamaya” ranked 15th. She debuted with Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records, where she released her debut single, Amen, prior to Fargin. Dr. Dolor Entertainment signed her in 2017 after she quit her previous record company.
Who Is Teni Engaged To?
Apata, better known by her stage name “Teni,” has teased her fans by announcing that she is engaged to be married in the near future. The 29-year-old singer of I Wanna Be Billionaire has claimed that she can no longer hide the supposedly wonderful news. While flashing a massive silver engagement ring, she posted on her blog, “Can’t keep this no more.”
Teni’s friends and fans continue to send their good wishes to her via the comment section, even though the identity of her boyfriend has not been revealed.
Teni is, after all, not the first person to bring up the subject of a future marriage proposal.
According to Teni’s Instagram video, “It’s either they propose to me or I propose, whichever one….”
As a result of her limited culinary skills, the singer realized that she would have to learn to make dishes like egusi soup. Previously, Teni revealed that her mother had put a lot of pressure on her to be married. When the artist recently stated that a woman’s proposal to a man was acceptable, she was widely criticized on social media.