Teniola Apata (born 23 December 1992), professionally known as Teni the Entertainer, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter and entertainer.
Her hit song, “Case” Produced by Jaysynths, officially released on October 19, 2018, gave her global prominence.
The song won Best Pop Single at The Headies 2019.
“Case” is a mid-tempo Afrobeats track that was produced by Jaysynths. Recorded primarily in Nigerian pidgin, its lyrics revolve around a girl going the extra mile to get the attention of her love interest.
In 2019, Teni was featured on YouTube’s Artist on the Rise platform. As a result of the recognition, her videos were promoted on YouTube’s U.S trending page, in social media ads, and at fan event appearances.
Teni was born on 23 December 1992 in Lagos State.
Singer, Teni, on Saturday, July 9, 2022, got fans hyped and sending congratulatory messages her way after she shared bridal-themed videos and photos on social media.
She started off by posting a video of herself on her Instagram Story with the caption, “Can’t keep this no more.”
Her videos and comment made fans speculate whether the singer is getting married or it’s a shoot.
She does not have children
She is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola.
Studio albums and EPs
- Billionaire (2019)
- The Quarantine Playlist (2020)
- WONDALAND (2021)
- Moslado Refix
Source of wealth
In March 2019, Teni signed an endorsement deal with Tom Tom, a candy brand produced by Cadbury Nigeria.
On 6 October 2020, PM News reported that Teni had signed an endorsement deal with Telecommunications Giant, Globacom Nigeria. She has a net worth of an estimated $3.1 million.
Awards and nomination
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.
Oluwaseyi Akerele, Nigerian record producer better known as Shizzi, has engaged Teni Apata, the musician, in a war of words on Twitter over the production of ‘Case’, her hit single.
Teni released ‘Case’ in 2018 and the song has continued to pull the strings in the music space.
The drama started on Friday when Teni took to her Twitter page to advise her fans to walk away from those she called “users”. She had said such groups often use people and dump them thereafter.
“Users have no pity, they’ll use you and feel no remorse, don’t let that crown shift. Walk away,” she wrote.
Shizzi, however, taunted the musician over the post, claiming she is not in a position to give such a tip considering what she did to him.
The record producer also claimed that he produced ‘Case’ for Teni in 2018 but the singer then gave the song to her in-house producer to reproduce it without giving him the necessary credit.
“Oh you don dey feel am? Them don dey serve you breakfast already? See who’s talking about users???” he queried.
“You, that took a song that I produced with you “Case” and you went and gave your in-house producer to reproduce it without my consent and you released the song and your guy “Nurse Dolor” endorsed it with no remorse till 2day.., you’re talking about users.. nah stop it!”
In her reaction, the ‘For You’ singer dismissed the claim, arguing that she only parted ways with the record producer because he “signed me with no plans and wanted to waste my life.”
The musician also dared Shizzi to drop the song’s stems if he indeed produced the track as claimed.
In audio production, stem refers to a group of audio sources mixed together, usually by one person, to be dealt with downstream as one unit.
“Drop the stems if you really produced it. Drop the stems in 10 minutes or you’re a lil bitch,” she had fired back.
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