Are you wondering too? Like what’s the hype or what is really special about this Nigerian female artiste? Well, grab a cup of tea while we give you some tea on this amazing artist.
Teni Entertainer or Teni Makanaki as she is fondly called on stage actually bears Teniola Apata as her birth name. Best believe that any other funky name you hear was not given to her by her parents.
Teni is a Nigerian born singer, songwriter and an entertainer generally. Just like her Instagram handle suggests. She is also popularly known as Niniola’s younger sister. Niniola is also a Nigerian artist with an amazing voice and brilliant choreography skills.
Teniola is someone you should call an original artist. These days we get a lot of “wannabe” artists who just pop out from no where with the inspiration from God knows where that they have the gift of music in them.
Makanaki’s emergence to the Nigerian music industry felt more like a blessing than a feeling of when somebody has “blown”. Her sound is amazing and you can see originality written all over it.
It doesn’t matter if she is doing a freestyle with a random beat or just turning an old classic into something fresh, there is always a splash of the quality Teni vibe in it. She has an amazing fan base on her social media platforms as she consistently feeds us natural and really funny contents from time to time.
Watching Teni performing on stage feels like a self maintenance routine as a matter of fact. Her vibe, her aura and her energetic spirit is one that we yearn for in our Nigerian musicians.
From so many performances in the past, it’s safe to also say that she is an excellent performer with live band. Because she has great vocals, it just makes it so “spiritual”.
Asides her amazing vocals, she also has a unique and at some point, controversial style of dressing. Teni Makanaki is not your regular “Beyoncé” or “Rihanna” that almost all female artists want to be like. She dresses more like a “tomboy” and we love her and that durag that is a signature piece of hers. Guess what’s a trend now? Yeah, you guessed right..(the durag).
In 2017, she signed with Dr Dolor Entertainment. She started gaining ground after dropping the single titled “Fargin”. Teni had an amazing and eventful 2018 and this time we have spent in 2019 has been truly promising for the artist.
From so many hit songs to collaborations to different awards and nominations to brand endorsements. Things couldn’t have gotten any better for her.
The young and talented artist is the only new female Nigerian artist to make waves like she did after the likes of the older artists. The world is in love with Teni and we couldn’t be more proud of our Teni Makanaki.
It’s indeed a significant story of 2018 and 2019.
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