Why I sing about Dangote, Otedola – Teni

Teni the Entertainer

Afro-pop singer, Teni da Entertainer, has revealed that she mentions Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, in her songs as a way of praise-singing.

The plump singer revealed this in an interview with Punchng.com’s Sunday Scoop.


She said she grew up to the practice of praise-singing and decided to import it into her music to get fans to connect to it with ease.

“I grew up being exposed to a lot of culture 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,” Teni said.

The singer admitted that 2019 has been largely successful for her, with awards and travels to over 35 cities across the world.

Teni won four awards at the Headies held on October 19.

Born Teniola Apata, Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer, Niniola.


She gained prominence after releasing the single ‘Fargin’ in September 2017.

The versatile singer made her breakthrough after releasing the hit singles ‘Askamaya,’ ‘ase,’ and ‘Uyo Meyo’ in 2018.