Teniola Apata Basic Information
|Teni The Entertainer
|Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|23 December 1993 (30) Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Lagos State, Nigeria
|Apata Memorial High School
American InterContinental University
Teniola Apata Biography
Teniola Apata was born into the Apata family on December 12, 1993. Teni is from Ilesa, an Osun State town. She was raised in Lagos, where she attended Apata Memorial High School, which her father owned. Teni’s father, former Brigadier General Simeon Apata, was slain on January 8, 1995, when Teni was just two years old. Teni enrolled at American InterContinental University after finishing secondary school to pursue a degree in business administration with a minor in information technology. Teni, a skilled musician, has previously performed on the drums for Lagos state governors like Babatunde Fashola, Mohammed Buba Marwa, and Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Teni’s fortune has come from endorsement deals, concerts, and song sales. She has a net worth of $2.1 million, making her one of the wealthiest female Nigerian artists. She secured a partnership deal with Cadbury Nigeria’s confectionery brand TomTom in March 2019. Teni also secured an endorsement contract with Globacom Nigeria, a major telecommunications company, according to PM News. A mouthwatering deal that has been renewed. She also signed a contract to serve as the brand ambassador of Wema Bank Nigeria’s “alat.ng” initiative on July 12, 2019. Budweiser beer also endorsed the artist as one of its many celebrity ambassadors.
Even though Teniola rarely flaunts her pricey rides on social media, we are confident that she has high standards for automobiles. The exotic cars Teni enjoys are displayed in her hit song, “Billionaire.” She displays a Rolls-Royce Wraith Grand Tourer Coupe and the coveted Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon SUV. But based on our research, we believe she only owns a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon SUV and a Lexus LX 570, not a Rolls-Royce Wraith Grand Tourer Coupe.
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Lagos-based artist turned to Instagram to celebrate her win on acquiring a property. She bought an expensive house, albeit the exact location is unknown.
Teni’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Apata, is largely unknown, although Rt. Brigadier General Simeon Olaosebikan Apata is her father. Few people knew that he had served in the Nigerian civil war and as a retired Brigadier-General in the Nigerian army. He was renowned for his boldness; he didn’t give his neighborhood’s armed thieves and robbers a chance to get away. He developed many enemies due to this, and unfortunately for him, on January 8, 1995, gunmen in Lagos shot and killed him. Many were saddened by the news of his passing, particularly his family.
Simeon Apata started a private school in 1980 when he was still living. Because he was a soldier, the private boarding school was operated militarily. The school was a success, with thousands of pupils and hundreds of teachers. The school was renamed Apata Memorial High School in his honor upon passing in 1995. His three widows currently run the school.
Teni The Entertainer, is the younger sister to established Nigerian singer and songwriter Niniola Apata, better known by her stage moniker Niniola. In 2013, she participated in Project Fame West Africa’s sixth season. She received a 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards nomination for Most Promising Act to Watch after releasing her debut track, “Ibadi.” She was awarded a Grammy nomination certificate in April 2020 for her work as a composer on The Lion King: The Gift. For her contribution as a composer for The Lion King: The Gift, she was awarded her Grammy second nomination certificate in June 2021. The Grammy Recording Academy inducted Niniola into its Class of 2021 in the same month.
Teniola reportedly has another sibling in the person of Dr. Tejumola Apata, though that information has not been verified.
Teni has been associated with a few other entertainers, most notably Wizkid. She had even jokingly claimed that Wizkid had stolen her virginity. She denied being in a relationship with anyone in 2019. But that year, she claimed to be dating someone but did not mention her possible partner. At some point, she shared glimpses of her man on social media through short clips of them having a good time. Funsho is the rumored name of her lover.
Teni Makanaki is signed to Dr. Dolor Entertainment. Osadolor Nate Asemota, better known as Dr. Dolor, is a Nigerian businessman who started Dr. Dolor Entertainment, a record label and music distribution business. The company was established in December 2016, and the following month, the rapidly growing Nigerian singer Ryan Omo was named the label’s debut artist. Nigerian music artists such as Ryan Omo, Hotkid, Nikita, Afin Osha, Dr. Dolor, and Teni, a BET Award nominee and Headies Award winner, are all represented by Dr. Dolor Entertainment. In addition, Nigerian producer Tayoristar resides at the record label, and Jaysnyths Beats is also a member. Dr. Dolor Entertainment is registered in Nigeria and the United States.