My Late Father Inspired My Hit Song - Teni

Niniola and Davido Are Among My Biggest Influences



Teniola Apata popularly known as Ten D’ Entertainer is one of the fastest rising singers in Nigeria. The ‘Askamaya’ crooner has created a loyal followership both online and offline.

Teni’s hilarious nature endears her to more and more fan. In a recent chat, the Dr. Dolor Entertainment artiste spoke about her music and how she all started.



She said, “To be honest with you, I am amazed by how far I have come in a short while but I can also assure you that you have not seen anything yet. I still have a lot in stock. As a matter of fact, I have barely started. I am usually overjoyed when I see people singing my songs word for word with so much passion. I love to make people happy and I have been able to do that with my music. I have very big dreams as far as my career is concerned and I can only tell you to keep your fingers crossed.”

Although she has a wide taste in music Teni has revealed that pop superstar Davido is one of her biggest influences when it comes to music. She noted a past interaction with Davido and how encouraging he was.

“I have a very wide taste in music; so, I listen to all sorts and that influences me in different ways. However, in the industry here in Nigeria, Niniola and Davido are among my biggest influences. Davido is a wonderful person and I recall the first time I met him was in Los Angeles, US. He advised me to stay focused on my music career and I would succeed. I am happy that has come to pass. As for Nini, she practically taught me how to sing and it is something I will always appreciate. 

Teni also explained the role her late father played in her pursuit of music.

“My late father also loved music and he usually played songs a lot in the house. He really loved all his children and he did a lot to build our confidence and self-esteem. Many times, I wish he were here to see what we have made of our lives.”

As usual, the chubby singer said she isn’t in any relationship outside her music.

“For now, music is my primary focus. Of course, at some point in the future, I will like to have a family of my own but for now, I am in a relationship with my music.”





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