Celebrity Profile: Teni Makanaki

By: Pelumi King

Today, on celebrity profile, we will be looking at the profile of Teni Makanaki. For those who don’t know much about Teni Makanaki, this article will provide insight into some of the main and known facts on Teni Makanaki.

Teni Makanaki aka Teni the entertainer is a multiple award winning female artiste. She is also a record breaker in her own right. Teni broke into the scene with the release of her hit song Fargin. Fargin is a song that tells the story of how a virgin girl struggles to withstand pressure from a boyfriend who wants to have sex with her. She also released many other hit songs which made her win Rookie of the year at Headies 2015.

Teniola Apata aka Teni is currently signed to Dr Dolor entertainment, it is safe to say that Dr Dolor entertainment helped reshape Teniola’s career. Ever since, she joined Dr Dolor Entertainment, not only has she won many awards, she also has gone on to release many hit songs.

Shortly after the release of Fargin, she went on to release hit songs, like Askamaya, Wait, Case, Uyo Meyo etc. These three songs increase her fame the more. Askamaya was played in virtually all states in Nigeria. It was one of the hottest songs around the time it was released. Askamaya was ranked 15th in the MTV base hottest songs of 2018 on. That was how cool and nice the song was.

Uyo Meyo and Case were also a massive hit. Teni ruled 2018 with these songs. In the same 2018, she won the award for best new artist at the Soundcity MVP Awards festival. She was also ranked 8th in NotJustOk list of 10 hottest artistes in Nigeria in 2018. Premium times also listed her among the sis Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018.  What differentiates Teni from all other artistes is her voice and the manner in which she sings. She has endeared so many people with her voice.

Teni is still very much relevant today in the Nigerian Music Industry. She has gone on to release albums and Eps I.e. Billionaire ep which she released in 2019 and her recently released album The Quarantine Playlist.

Teni is no stranger to awards. She has won awards at BET, The Headies, Soundcity and many more. She was even nominated for the best African act at the MTV Europe Music awards. At the last edition of the Headies, she won four awards which were Best Recording of the year, Best Pop single, Best Performance and Viewer’s choice awards.

Teni is a fantastic artiste who has accomplished a lot in her music career. At the rate she is going, the sky is only her beginning.

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