In a brief ceremony held before her scheduled performance in Oakland, California on Friday, August 30, 2019, Nigeria’s singer, songwriter, Teniola Apata, widely known as Teni the Entertainer or Teni Makanaki to her fans, received the song of the year award trophy for her song “Uyo Meyo”.
The prestigious award trophy which is based on the highest numbers of request placed by WorldBeat Radio listeners was presented to Teni on behalf of WorldBeat Radio by the founder and CEO of Onas Media Network Michael Onas.
The official list of other winners in various categories, including artist of the year, the album of the year, the best religious song of the year and other categories will be announced on Friday, September 20, 2019.
About the award recipient Teni:
Teni also known as Teni Makanaki, Teni the entertainer or Teniola Apata is a Nigerian singer who came into limelight in 2017 after the release of her single; “Fargin”. She was previously signed to Magic Fingers records but then later signed to Dr. Dolor entertainment in 2017. She’s been growing ever since. And yes Teni is also a sister to popular singer Niniola Apata.
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EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Teniola Apata, Teni Entertainer is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising musicians breaking new grounds in the music industry.
Her sojourn in music began at age of two in the school band and since then, she has made several appearances, rocked many stages and wowed the crowd both locally and internationally performing for top dignitaries and at sold-out concerts. Her stagecraft has always got people talking.
Teni, however, kick-started her career in 2016 when she got signed to Magic Fingers Records owned by one of Nigeria’s most talented producers and serial hitmaker, Shizzi.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, her current single titled ‘SugarMummy’ has been receiving positive reviews and feedback since its release. The music sensation put her vocal dexterity and lyrical prowess on full display, plus an accompanying hilarious video.
CAREER AND LIFE
She apparently has had a knack for music from a tender age, performing as a kid for various
Lagos State Governors dating back to Buba Marwa. But it wasn’t until 2016 when she got signed to producer Shizzi’s Magic Finger Records that her buzz began to extend beyond the hives and she began to take it more seriously.
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2019 WorldBeat Radio Award Recipient List
Record of the Year –
Album of the Year –
Song of the Year: Teni – Uyo Meyo
Best New Artist –
Best Traditional Album –
Best Rap Song –
Best Rap Album –
Best Religious Song –
Best Gospel Album –