In this Teni Biography, we bring you interesting details with additional facts about Multi-talented singer, Teni Makanaki.
Teni The Entertainer is a Multitalented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and Entertainer widely known for her hit song “Fargin” and breakthrough single “Uyo Meyo” on her “Billionaire” Album which she released in 2019.
Teni the entertainer rose to stardom with her hit songs which made waves in the Nigerian music industry.
Teni Bio-Data in Full Details
- Stage name: Teni The Entertainer
- Full name: Teniola Apata
- Date of Birth: 23 December, 1993
- Place of Birth: Lagos state
- State of Origin: Ekiti State
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Siblings: Niniola Apata
- Record Label: Dr.Dolor Entertainment
- Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
- Net worth: $3 million
Teni’s Early Life and Education.
Teni the entertainer was born Teniola Apata on 23rd December 1993 in the state. She was born into a polygamous home. Her father who was ex military officer married three wives and had ten children. Teni the entertainer is the younger sister to popular Nigerian singer Nininola.
According to Teni, her father was assassinated in the presence of her and her family members. She revealed his passing robbed her of a father figure in her life and made her develop trust issues. Teni’s Mother’s name is Fola Apata and she has supported her career since she was a kid.
Teni Makanaki enrolled at Apata Memorial High School which her father founded before attending the University of Georgia but had to switch to American InterContinental University to obtain a degree in business administration.
As a young girl, she developed a passion for music and played Drums in the school band. She would always spend time indoors singing. Teni also loves basketball and said if she wasn’t a singer she would have been a basketballer. She attributes her level of confidence to her mom.
Who is Teni’s Father?
Her father, Simeon Apata was an Ex-Army Brigadier General who was a civil war veteran with the Nigerian Army who was assassinated by unknown gunmen on 8th January 1995.
Late Simeon Apata Founded the Apata Memorial High School in 1980. The School is regarded as one of the best schools in Oshodi-Isolo local government.
Teni Makanaki’s Career
Teni Makanaki has always loved music, she was always freestyling on Instagram. Her talent convinced Shizzi Magic Fingers Record to sign and release her debut single “Amen” under them.
After a while, she left Shizzi and signed with Dr.Dolor Entertainment in 2017 and released her hit single “Fargin” under them in September 2017. Her other hit singles “Askamaya” and ”Case ” gained her prominence and recognition. Her song Askamaya was ranked on MTV Base’s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija tracks of 2018.
In February she was featured on Youtube Music Trending artist on the rise. June 14, 2019 music witnessed her newly released single “Power Ranger”
Teni Makanaki released her debut EP titled, Billionaire on October 11, 2019. The EP produced by Jaysynths Beatz and Pheelz made up of six songs and had no guest appearance.
Inspired by the Pandemic lockdown Teni Partnered with DJ Neptune to produce an EP titled The Quarantine Playlist which explains her playing different stages of being in quarantine and the strains of being on lockdown due to the pandemic.
Teni Makanaki’s recent album was released in February 2021, which took her about two years to produce.
behind the scenes, Teni is a brand ambassador for Tom Tom which is a candy brand produced by Cadbury Nigeria.
On October 6, 2020, it was reported that Teni signed an endorsement deal with Telecommunications company, Globacom Nigeria.
Who is Teni’s Husband?
The Uyo Meyo crooner’s dating life has been a trending topic in the entertainment industry since she rose to fame having many fans curious about her relationship status and who is dating. The Singer shared photos of herself wearing a white wedding gown on Instagram and Twitter pages, sparking reactions from various social media users.
However, she didn’t say anything concerning the pictures triggering a reaction from social media users.
Teni Songs, Album and EP
Teni released four studio albums and an EP and we will list them below;
- The Quarantine
- Moslado Refix (featuringEmmyblaq)
Teni has been a recipient of several awards which were well deserved. We will list them below;
- The Headies Rookie of the Year (2018)
- Soundcity MVP Awards Best New Artist (2018)
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act to Watch (2018)
- The headies Best Pop Single (2019)
- The headies Best Recording of the Year (2019)
- The headies Viewers Choice (2019)
- The Headies Best Vocal Performance (2019)
- Soundcity MVP Awards Best Female MVP (2020)
- Net Honours Most Searched Musician (Female) (2021)
- Nigeria National Awards Member of the Order of Niger (2022)
Teni Makanaki has been involved in several controversies which was followed by several dragging on social media.
Barely hours after videos of Teni receiving her MON award from President Buhari surfaced on the internet, Many Netizens bashed her claiming she disrespected the president with her facial expressions and refusal to shake the president.
On October 2022, Teniola Apata was conferred a Nigerian National Award – Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by Nigerian former president Muhammadu Buhari which sparked a controversy regarding her approach when receiving the award.
Teni broke her silence after being dragged on social media in a lengthy message that appreciated God, the president, and her family.
Multitalented singer Teni supported Big Brother Naija’s lockdown show and she supported it. However, she posted a video calling Erica “Omo Igbo ” ” She shared a video saying that Omo Igbo should leave Laycon alone. The statement sparked reactions from social media users calling her a tribal bigot and led to a tribal war on social media.
An identified Nigerian by the name of Malachi Chidiebere Aboh Accused Singer Teni of ordering her bouncers to beat up his friend a student of the University of Benin for cheering and hailing her.
It is still unclear what transpired between them.
We will list some of her singles as a featured artist;
- Fuji Pop (Ojayy wright)
- Sound (Diamond Platnumz)
- Aye Kan (Shizzi & Mayorkun)
- Rambo (Dr.Dolor)
- For you ft Davido
- Power Rangers
- Sugar Mummy
- Party Next Door
- Uyo Meyo
- Shake am
- Fake jersey
Teni and Wizkid’s Relationship
Teni maintains she has a cordial relationship with Influential musician Wizkid and expresses for inspiring her to record her hit song “Uyo Meyo ”.
Teni Net worth
Teni the entertainer’s net worth is estimated to be around 3 million dollars.
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