Teniola Apata

Teni Makanaki
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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Birth Name: Teniola Apata

Stage Name: Teni

Nickname: Teni Oba Orin, Teni Makanaki

Birth Date: December 12, 1992

Occupation(s): Nigerian Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer

Genre: Afrobeat

Years Active: 2016 - present

Net Worth: Unknown

Label: Dr. Dolor Entertainment


Personal Life

Teni Makanaki is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, entertainer, and the younger sister to the singer, Niniola Apata. She was born on December 12, 1992, in Lagos state.


She attended Apata Memorial High School, Isolo, a school own by her father, for her secondary education.  She later went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, USA.


As a child, she was in her school band playing the drum. She released her debut single ‘Amen’ in 2016 under Magic Finger, a record label owned by Shizzi. She left Magic Fingers in 2017 and got another record deal in ‘Dr. Dolor Entertainment’ where she released her hit single ‘Fargin’. Since then, she has released other hit singles like Askamaya, Case, Uyo Meyo, Pray, etc.

She released her debut album 'Wondaland' on March 19 and the 16-track album featured only Davido. Speaking on why she featured Davido, she said Davido positively motivated her with his words when they met at a studio session in Atlanta.


2021 - Wondaland


2019 – Top Naija Music Award, Artiste of the Year

2019 – YouTube Music, Trending Artiste of the Year

2018 – Premium Times Newspaper named her as one of the six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations.

2018 – Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, Best New Artist

2018 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Most Promising Act to Watch

2018 – The Headies, Rookie of the Year

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