Teni Biography, Family, Music Career, Relationships, Top Songs, Awards, Net Worth and More
13 October 2020
By Khisa CJ
How Old and Where is Teni from?
Artist as Singer-Songwriter: Teni
Real Name: Teniola Apata
Date of Birth: 12th December 1992 (27 Years Old)
Genre: Afro-house, Folk
Net Worth: $600,000 (2020)
Teni is a female Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer who hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria but was born in Lagos to Mr and Mrs Apata. She is the 9th child in a family of 10.
Education: Which university did Teni attend?
Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola attended Apata Memorial High School before proceeding to the American InterContinental University where she graduated with a degree in business administration.
Music Career: Which was Teni’s first song? How did Teni gain prominence in music?
Teni was exposed to music when aged as early as 2. While signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records, Teni released her debut album titled ‘Amen’. She, however, started gaining prominence in the music career in September 2017 with the release of the single ‘Fargin’.
Teni’s breakthrough in the music industry came with the release of the hit singles - ‘Case’, ‘Uyo Meyo’ and ‘Askamaya’ which was ranked 15th on MTV Base's year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018.
Who's Teni dating?
Teni has managed to keep her love-life secret. She has never publicly revealed a man she is dating. It was once rumoured that Teni was dating fellow Nigerian singer Wizkid.
Signings and Labels
M.C. Audios and Videos
Magic Fingers Records – 2015 to 2017
Dr Dolor Entertainment – 2017 to Present
Teni Awards and Nominations
8 The Headies - Rookie of the Year, Best Pop Single, Song of the Year (Case), Best Recording of the Year, Best R&B Single (‘Uyo Meyo’), Viewer's Choice, Best Vocal Performance (Female for ‘Uyo Meyo’)
2 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival - Best New Artist, Best female MVP
1 Nigeria Entertainment Awards - Most Promising Act to Watch
1 BET Awards - Best New International Act
1 MTV Europe Music Awards - Best African Act
• Billionaire (2019)
• The Quarantine Playlist (2020)
Teni’s Top Songs
- Uyo Meyo
- Sugar Mummy
- Power Rangers
- Super Woman
- Stand Together
- Your Body
Questions you asked...
• Which state is Teni from? Lagos State, Nigeria
• How is Teni related to Niniola? Niniola is the older sister of singer Teni.
• Which song Teni wrote for Davido? ‘Like Dat’
• Who's Teni’s father? Simeon Apata. He was a retired Brigadier General. He was assassinated in 1995 when Teni was just 2 years old.