Teni Makanaki Prepares to Storm New York with “Teni live in Concert”


Nigerian Musician Teni Makanaki has recently announced her Teni Live in Concert show to be held in Albany in New York taking place on Jan 24.

The Billionaire singer just recently posted on her social media handle after her breakthrough with the first edition of Billionaire Concert held at the federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

She however moved on to Owerri were she took the city just few days to New year. Teni will be embarking on her tour soon as New York seems to be the starting point.

A younger sister to popular singer Niniola Apata, the talented singer who before now had become an internet sensation based on her numerous Instagram freestyle videos was hungry for success, and she employed the instrumentality of music as the only way out. According to the music sensation, “It was just a young girl passion. I was just really hungry for success and I knew music was my only way out, I decided to follow it. Because of music I didn’t graduate when I was supposed to have graduated.”

Her boyish visage complements her unique style and fashion sense that stands her out with dungarees, baggy Tees and large shirts, sneakers and bandana. This for her makes her comfortable but eccentric. She has never looked like the person next door. Teniola Apata tells you her love for sports and that retro vibe has also played a major role in her fashion sense. Confident in her skin and looks, Teni the entertainer or Teni Makanaki as she is widely known, at the moment has within a very short period, become one of Nigeria’s biggest female artistes, breaking new grounds in the music scene.

After her secondary school education, Teni proceeded to the US to study Pharmacy. Subsequently, she pulled out of Pharmacy school. Teni hated every bit of that moment as music kept creeping into her soul. Eventually, she graduated from the American Intercontinental University, Atlanta Georgia with a degree in Business administration and a minor in Information Technology and began recording her songs upon her return to Nigeria, plus her stage craft which has always got people talking.

Her sudden emergence and acceptance within and outside Nigeria has proved her mettle and worth as an artiste and entertainer. A number of awards and recognition would follow soon as Teni won Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, as well as Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She won Best New Artist 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, just as NotJustOk ranked her eighth on their list of the 10 Hottest Artistes in Nigeria. She was listed among the ‘Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018 by Premium Times. Last year, Teni was featured on YouTube Music’s Trending Artiste on the Rise.