[Artist profile] Who is *Teniola Apata*


Birth name Teniola Apata
Born Lagos State , Nigeria
Singer • songwriter •
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016—present
Labels Dr. Dolor Entertainment*Early life and education*
Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer
Niniola .

She attended Apata Memorial High School and has a degree in business administration from American InterContinental University.
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 2019 Headies Awards , and Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards .

She also won Best New Artist 2018
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival .[ NotJustOk ranked her eighth on their list of the 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria.

She was listed among the “Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018” by Premium Times newspaper.
On 20 February 2019, Teni was featured on
YouTube Music ‘s Trending Artist on the Rise.
On June 14, 2019, Teni released a new single titled “Power Ranger”. [14]
Selected singles
As lead artist
Year Title Album
2016 “Amen”
Non-album single
2017 “Fargin”
“Fake Jersey”
“Shake Am”
“Uyo Meyo”
“Party Next Door”
“Sugar Mummy”
“Power Rangers”
As featured artist
Year Title Album
“Rambo” (Dr. Dolor featuring Teni)
Non-album single
“Pray” (Dr. Dolor featuring Teni and Phyno)
“Aye Kan” (Shizzi featuring Teni and Mayorkun )”Murder” (King Perry featuring Teni
Writing credits
Year Title Album
2017 “Like Dat” by Davido
Non-album single
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Year Award ceremony Prize
Recipient/Nominated work
The Headies Rookie of the Year
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
Best New Artist
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Most Promising Act to Watch
2019 BET Awards
Best New International Act

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