Teni Apata is a one of the popular Nigerian female musician with lots of talents. Teni has a global recognition and her songs are played globally and as she continues to bring new hit songs and rhythm to each release. Teni came to spotlight when she released her singles “Fargin”, then “Uyo Meyo” gave her a solid fame in the music industry.
If you strive hard, you can just be what you want. This is one of the lines in the famous hit song “Uyo meyo” by Teni. Teni is the sister of the famous Nigerian female musician Niniola. They both come from Ekiti state, born into Mr. and Mrs. Apata’s family. In this article, we will look at the biography of Teni Apata, her parents – as of 2020, mother and father and Teni’s net worth.
Teni’s full name is Teniola Apata, we lrarn that Teniola means “foundation of wealth”. She was born on 12th December 1993 into the Apata family. Teni hails from Ilesa, a town in Osun State. However, Teni was raised in Lagos where she attended Apata memorial high school – a school owned by her father. Teni’s father Simeon Apata was a retired Brigadier General, but now late, he was assassinated on January 8, 1995, when Teni was just 2 years old.
After finishing her secondary school education, Teni went to American InterContinental University for a degree in Business Administration which she obtained including a minor in Information Technology. Teni, a versatile musician who once played drums for governors of Lagos state like Babatunde Fashola, Mohammed Buba Marwa and Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Its still unknown if Teni is engaged in some relationship, but we’ve noticed she might have a bit of affection for the Nigerian international act – Wizkid.
In 2016, Teni started her music career and got signed into Magic Fingers Records owned by Shizzi, releasing her first single “Amen”. When she was signed into Dr. Dolor Entertainment record label in 2017, she broke the music space in Nigeria with another single “Fargin” which was released in September 2017.
Teni is now living her dreams, carrying on a successful career in music. She has released several hit singles in Nigeria which have moved hips and touched souls. Sometimes she’s compared to Nigerian music icon, Simi, raising social media and intense debate. The most popular music of Teni includes the following;
- Fake Jersey
- Shake Am
- Power Rangers
- Uyo meyo
Teni is known to be indigenous to her music but as she spices up with the popular pidgin English she makes every Nigerian relate. Teni Apata has received several prominent awards and has been nominated for many awards both in Nigeria and internationally.
- The Headies Award for Rookie of the Year – 2018
- Best New Artist – Soundcity MVP Awards Festival- 2018
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Most Promising – 2018
- The Headies Award for Viewer’s choice – 2019
- The Headies Award for Best Recording of the Year – 2019 – Uyo meyo
- The Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) – 2019 – Uyo meyo
- The Headies Award for Best Pop Single – 2019 – Case
Teni is making a step into movie acting in addition to her music career. In her early days she had once played the role of a judge on a KKB show.
Teni’s has featured in her first professional movie, titled “Dear Affy”, which is set for release on February 14. Dear Affy is a movie directed by Samuel Olatunji aka Bigsam where Teni will be featuring with actors and actresses including Toyin Abraham, Kehinde Bankole, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Ademoye, Chiwetalu Agu, Bimbo Akintola, Odunlade Adekola, Uzor Arukwe, and Faithia Williams alongside top Nollywood actors.
Teni Net worth
Teni is a young Nigerian singer, whose songs in the music industry have made waves. She has won many awards and built a strong niche for herself in the music industry to become one of Nigeria’s most successful and wealthy women.
On 12 July 2019, Teni landed an ambassador deal with alat ng scheme by Wema Bank Nigeria. In 2019, major brands including Budweiser beer, Tom Tom, Pepsi Naija, Tecno all signed an ambassador deal with Teni Apata.
Teni has an estimated net worth of $350,000 as of 2020.