Teniola Apata, better known as Teni, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer
Teni released her debut single “Amen” while signed to Shizzi‘s Magic Fingers Records. She left the record label and signed with Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017. Teni started gaining prominence after releasing the single “Fargin” in September 2017. She made her breakthrough after releasing the hit singles “Askamaya”, “Case” and “Uyo Meyo“.”Askamaya” was ranked 15th on MTV Base‘s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018.
Teni won Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, and Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She also won Best New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. NotJustOk ranked her eighth on its list of the 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria. She was listed on Premium Times‘ list of the Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018.
On 20 February 2019, Teni was featured on YouTube Music‘s Trending Artist on the Rise. On May 3, 2019, she released the video for “Sugar Mummy”. On June 14, 2019, she released a new single titled “Power Rangers
In March, 2019, Teni signed an endorsement deal with Tom Tom, a candy brand produced by Cadbury Nigeria.