With a unique Fashion Style and brand of music Nigerian Fast rising star Teniola Apata also known as Teni is getting accepted not just in Nigeria but across the world as well. The Nigerian singer gets a featured article about herself on American Magazine Vogue which is arguably one of the biggest magazine in the world.
Teni spoke about her style of music, fashion sense and her latest Single sugar mummy in the article, she went on to explain the notion and message behind the song.
Teni have couple of hit songs to her credit since her breakthrough in 2018. After releasing Askamaya, Case and Uyo Meyo, The case crooner won the Rookie of the year in Headies awards 2018, won best new act award with sound city, topped charts and made a lot of progress afterwards and now gets Featured on International Fashion and Lifestyle magazine “Vogue” not to forget that earlier this year Teni was featured on YouTube Music’s trending artist on the rise so it’s safe to say The Talented Teni is having a good positive career and year already.
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“There’s an assumption that women have to look a certain way to be feminine, but I don’t want to conform to that stereotype,” @tenientertainer says. “My thing is this: You don’t get to decide how I choose to live my life. I’m being me, respect that.” In a scene largely dominated by braggadocious men, @tenientertainer presents a refreshing counterpoint. Where other afrobeats stars are infusing their sound with international flavors—Caribbean soca or Southern trap, for example—the singer is among a burgeoning new wave of artists mining Nigeria’s rich musical past. “Fargin,” the breakout hit that put Apata on the map (she was signed after the Instagram video of her singing it went viral), draws on the spirited melodies of ’70s and ’80s fuji and juju legends, such as King Sunny Ade, Ebenezar Obey, and King Wasiu Ayinde. And yet there is a decidedly pointed message simpering beneath the song’s lilting harmonies. Switching between Yoruba and Pidgin and English, Apata calls out lecherous “uncles” who prey on young women, exposing hypermasculine posturing with incisive wit. Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @bailikedubai