Teniola Apata is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, drummer and rapper better known as Teni, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki
Teni attended Apata Memorial High School. She has a degree in Business Administration from American InterContinental University.
Teni is the younger sister of popular Nigerian singer Niniola.
Teni was previously signed to Shizzi's Magic Fingers Records where she released her debut single, Amen but then signed to Osadolor Nate Asemota's Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017.
She came into prominence after the release of her single, Fargin, in September 2017. She followed up with hits throughout 2018 including the top 10 singles, Askamaya, Case and Uyo Meyo.
Teni won The Headies Awards Rookie of the Year in May 2018 and Nigerian Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act To Watch in November 2018. By the end of 2018, Teni was on numerous end of year lists including the Top 10 Nigerian breakout acts of 2018, Top 10 Nigerian artists of 2018 and Top 20 Nigerian biggest songs of 2018 for her single, Askamaya.
In January 2019, Teni won The Best New Artist at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.