Teniola Apata popularly known by her stage name as Teni is a fast rising Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer, stage performer, recording artist and an entertainer. She was born on 12th December 1992 in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. She is currently 26 years old. She is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented. She is originally from Ilesa, a small town in Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria.
Teni is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising musicians breaking new grounds in the Nigerian music industry. Teni kick started her music career in 2016 when she got signed to Magic Fingers Records owned by one of Nigeria’s most talented music producers and serial hit maker, Shizzi. Teni is the younger sister of popular Nigerian singer Niniola. Teni came into limelight in 2017 after releasing her hit single “Fargin” which topped many music charts in Nigeria.
Teni completed both her primary and secondary school education in Apata Memorial High School in Isolo, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, Teni proceeded to American Intercontinental University in the United States of America and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
In 2016, Teni started her music career and got signed to Magic Fingers Records. In 2017, she was signed to Dr. Dolor Entertainment. She has worked with artiste like Shizzi, Phyno, Davido and many other artists.
Teni has released several hit singles which include Fargin, Wait, Askamaya, Lagos, Amen, Pareke, Fake Jersey, Case, Shake Am, Pray, Like Dat, etc. She sings mostly in Yoruba language and with a drop of little pidgin English.
Teni has been nominated for several awards both in Nigeria and other countries around the globe. In 2018, she won the award for Rookie of the Year at the prestigious Headies Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Teni is currently one of the richest and most influential female artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $300,000.