Rave of the moment, Teni Apata, popularly known as Teni the entertainer, has revealed why she often mention names of influential people like Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in her songs.
Teni won four awards at the recently concluded music award show, the Headies. She told Sunday Scoop that she decided to incorporate the style of praise-singing into her music having been exposed to a lot of cultures.
In one of her hit track, Your Case, Teni mentioned the name of Africa’s richest man which Dangote himself danced to at a function they met. This has obviously made her songs more popular and acceptable.
“I grew up being exposed to a lot of cultures and one essential part of that is praise-singing people. I decided to incorporate that practice into my songs so that people could relate more with them,” she said.
Speaking further, Teni Makanaki revealed that winning awards and touring 35 cities had been the high points of 2019 for her so far.
“God has just been great. From the BET to MTV EMA, getting endorsements, and touring over 35 cities across the world and seeing thousands of beautiful people who came out to see me, it has been nothing but high points all through the year.”
I wanna be a billionaire
Speaking on her latest hit titled Billionaire, Teni Cinderalla said the song is all not about the brazen pursuit of money, but centred on encouraging people to live their best lives.
“This project basically encourages people to lead their best lives, achieve their dreams and generally enjoy what life has to offer. No doubt, life has its challenges, but sometimes, one just needs to take a break and enjoy it,” the plump singer added.
Speaking on the misconceptions some people have about her, the cheerful singer said she lives her life her own way.
“I don’t really know the misconceptions that people have about me, but I try to be myself at all times. Being real is the best thing one can do in this world.”