Teniola Apata, better known as Teni (born 12th of December, 1992) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer. In Lagos State she’s known as Teniola Apata, she is the younger sibling to popular singer, Niniola. She originally hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria and is a rapper, singer and song-writer. Having attended the Apata Memorial High School, Teni proceeded to getting a degree in Business Administration from the American Inter Continental University.
2017 – present
She is from an education-loving family and started doing music at an early age of two. She came into the entertainment industry with her freestyles on Instagram, but came into limelight when her single, ‘ Fargin‘ became a hit. The song was widely accepted by Nigerian music lovers especially because of the powerful lyrics it came with ever since she came into stardom, Teniola has written and released a good number of hits and she reportadely wrote the Davido’s hit single, ‘ Like That‘. Some of her have been doing well 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).
As a drum player, Teni has played drums for past governors of the Lagos State such as Babatunde Fashola, Mohammed Buba Marwa and Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Her first single was ‘ Amen‘ and she was influenced into music by the likes of King Wasiu Ayinde, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Osita Osadebe and Dolly Parton. She was previously signed into the Magic Finger, a Nigerian record label owned by top producer, Shizzi.