Teni Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

Teni Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth. Do you want to know more about the popular Nigerian singer, Teni? Read this article and thank me later.

Teni Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth


Teni the Entertainer is the stage name of Nigerian singer, composer, and performer Teniola Apata. Born on December 12th, 1992, in Lagos State, Nigeria’s South Western region. Interestingly enough, Niniola’s younger sister is also a well-known Nigerian singer. Her stage names are Teni the performer and Teni Makanaki, depending on where you go in the world. Teni is a native of the Nigerian state of Ekiti.

Teni graduated from the Apata memorial high school and went on to get a degree in Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University. Despite coming from a family that valued education, Teni began performing music at the age of two.

Originally known for her Instagram freestyles, Teni shot to fame when her track “Fargi” became a success. The song quickly became popular across Nigeria, where it was well-liked by a wide range of music fans. Since she first came to public attention, Teniola has penned and published a slew of hits. “Like That,” Davido’s smash hit song, was allegedly penned by her. The Nigerian music industry has been raving about her songs like Fargin, Askamaya and Case, Wait and Pareke as well as many more like Power Ranger, Shake Am, and many more.

Teni is an accomplished drummer who has performed for many previous Lagos State governors. After listening to King Wasiu Ayinde, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and Dolly Parton on her debut song “Amen,” she was inspired to write her own music in the style of these artists. When Teni was younger, she was a member of “Shizzi’s” Magic Finger record company. After signing with her current record company, Dr Dolor Entertainment, in 2017, Teni became a signed artist. In addition to singing, she enjoys travelling and swimming.

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Teni’s Full Data Profile

Stage name Teni Makanaki
Full name Teniola Apata
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Singer, songwriter, vocalist, record producer, sound engineer
Gender Female
State of origin Lagos State
Date of birth
12 December 1992
Net worth

Teni’s songs

Some of her songs include:
– Fargin
– Askamaya
– Wait
– Amen
– Lagos
– Pareke
– Case
– Uyo Meyo
– Fake Jersey
– Shake Am
– Power Rangers
– Sugar Mummy e.t.c.


Below are some awards Teni has won

  • She won the Rookie of the Year Award at The Headies in 2018.
  • At the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival in 2018, she won the Best New Artist Award.
  • In 2018 she won the Most Promising Act to Watch Award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
  • She won the Best Pop Single Award at the BET Awards in 2018.
  • At BET Awards, she won Best Recording of the Year in 2019.
  • Also in 2019 at The Headies, she won the Viewer’s Choice award.
  • In 2019 she won Best Vocal Performance (Female) at The Headies.

Here are some Awards she was nominated for

  • She was nominated for Best New International Act at the BET Awards in 2018.
  • In 2018 her song “Case” was nominated for Song of the Year at BET Awards.
  • At The Headies in 2019, she was nominated for Best R&B Single.
  • MTV Europe Music Awards she was nominated for Best African Act.

Teni’s Net worth

Teni has not come out to declare her worth; however, several reports online said she could be worth around $610, 000.

Teni’s Career

Shizzi Magic Fingers Record Label published Teni’s first song Amen. It was in 2017 that Teni joined with Dr Dolor Entertainment after parting ways with Shizzi magic fingers and releasing her first song, “Fargin.” After the release of Askamaya, Case, and Uyo Meyo, Teni made a name for herself in the Nigerian music business.

Teniola Apata’s life-changing advice

Fans like Teni in part because of her laid-back demeanour and relatability. Being herself and nothing else seems to be working. A comedic video posted online by Teni shows that she doesn’t take herself too seriously, which has helped her get more admirers. To this day, Teni’s art and career have been shaped by the bright melodies of Juju and Fuji icons from the 1970s and 1980s, such as King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and King Wasiu Ayinde.

Teni’s Endorsement deals

The ALAT ng program of Wema Bank Nigeria hired Teni as an ambassador on July 12, 2019. In 2019, Teni Apata was a brand ambassador for Budweiser beer, TomTom, Pepsi Naija, and Tecno.

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Niniola, a well-known singer, is her older sister. Her mother and her co-wives run the Apata Memorial High School, Lagos State, which was founded and is currently run by Teni’s mother. One of her most popular songs is “Wait,” a tribute to the memory of Teni’s father, Simeon Apata. She made the announcement at the Hardrock Café in Victoria Island, Lagos’s monthly Industry Nite event.

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