Teni’s Biography: Age, Cars, Songs, Record Label, Net Worth
- Name: Teniola Apata
- Year of Birth: 1992
- Birthplace: Lagos State, Nigeria
- Age: 29
Teni is a Nigerian singer, entertainer, songwriter, and drummer. She is an award-winning female singer, known for her hit songs like Case, Billionaire, Uyo Meyo’ and others.
Teniola Apata was born on the 23rd of December 1992 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
She is the younger sister of Niniola, a renowned Nigerian singer who competed in the Project Fame West Africa 6th Season.
Teni’s father, a retired Nigerian Brigadier, was assassinated in front of his family in 1995. She attended Apata Memorial High School, a school owned by her father.
She started singing at a very young age, and her mother had to restrict her from going full time into the music industry, stating she ought to finish school first. She then obtained a degree in Business Administration at the American InterContinental University.
She is sometimes called Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki. She started her career by freestyling on her Instagram account constantly.
In 2016, she debuted with the single “Amen,” a widely received song upon release, under ” Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records,” which she was signed to at that time.
In 2017, she left the record label and was signed to “Dr. Dolor Entertainment .”September that same year, Teni gained prominence after releasing her single ‘Fargin.’
She consecutively followed the single with hits like ‘Case,’ ‘Askamaya,’ and ‘Uyo Meyo .’The single Askamaya was ranked on the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018 by MTV Base.
In June 2019, she released the hit single “Power Rangers” and dropped her EP Billionaire that same year.
The EP constituted six tracks and was produced by Jaysynths Beetz and Pheelz. She partnered with DJ Neptune to release an EP titled the “Quarantine Playlist.
.”It is a four-track EP with mid-tempo. In 2021, she released her debut album, “wonderland”. The album has Davido, Temple, Millamix, Krizbeatz, Ozedikus, and many others.
Awards And Nominations
In 2018, She won the Rookie of the Year Award at the Headies in the same year, and she received the award for Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
That same year, she was awarded Soundcity MVP Awards for Best New Artist, Song of the Year Awards for the song “Case” at the BET Awards.
Subsequently, Teni won the 2019 Best African Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She was also listed as one of the Six Nigerian breakout stars by Premium Times.
In 2019, she was signed with “TomTom,” a candy-sweet produced by Cadbury.
In addition, she signed another endorsement deal with “Globacom Nigeria” and “Wema Bank Nigeria. “Teni is also marked as a brand ambassador for Budweiser beer.
Though the singer rarely shows off her properties online, she has a high taste in cars.
In her hit track “Billionaire,” she showcased several exotic cars: a Rolls-Royce Wraith, Grand Tourer, Coupe, and Mercedes Benz wagon.
It is believed that she owns the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, which is priced from ₦70 million – ₦155 million, and a Lexus LX 570, which is sold for ₦135 million.
She has a net worth of 2.1 million dollars. Most of her wealth is made from her songs, endorsement deals, and shows.