‘Uyo Meyo’ crooner, Teniola Apata aka Teni Makanaki joins in on the ’10 Year Challenge” as she shares lovely throwback photo calling herself the most beautiful girl in the world.Teniola Apata (born December 23, 1993) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer and rapper better known as Teni, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki.
Teni attended Apata Memorial High School. She has a degree in Business Administration from American InterContinental University.Teni is the younger sister of popular Nigerian singer Niniola.
Teni was previously signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records where she released her debut single, Amen but then signed to Osadolor Nate Asemota’s Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017.She came into prominence after the release of her single, Fargin, in September 2017. She followed up with hits throughout 2018 including the top 10 singles, Askamaya,Case and Uyo Meyo.
Teni won The Headies Awards Rookie of the Year in May 2018 and Nigerian Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act To Watch in November 2018. By the end of 2018, Teni was on numerous end of year lists including the Top 10 Nigerian breakout acts of 2018, Top 10 Nigerian artists of 2018 and Top 20 Nigerian biggest songs of 2018 for her single, Askamaya.In January 2019, Teni won The Best New Artist at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
Her sojourn in music began at age of two in the school band and since then, she has made several appearances, rocked many stages and wowed the crowd both locally and internationally performing for top dignitaries and at sold out concerts. Her stage craft has always got people talking.Teni however kickstarted her career in 2016 when she got signed to Magic Fingers Records owned by one of Nigeria’s most talented producers and serial hit maker, Shizzi.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, her current single titled ‘Amen’ has been receiving positive reviews and feedback since its release. The prayer themed new song which was brilliantly delivered by the music sensation put her vocal dexterity and lyrical prowess on full display.Without any hype, the timeless classic shows more musical diversity of the remarkable singer and it’s very infectious. The enthralling lyrics of the song coupled with her vocal charms has made it everybody’s favourite.
The talented artiste who before now has become an internet sensation based on her numerous Instagram freestyle videos is definitely one of the acts to watch out for in 2017. Based on the reviews of her numerous freestyle videos, we can confidently say that Teni has a great musical mind that goes beyond one genre of music.