Teni Apata , popularly known as Teni the entertainer , is one singer who often mentions the names of prominent people in her songs .
In the past , Teni had mentioned the names of business tycoons such as Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola in her songs , which made the songs more popular and acceptable.
In an encounter with Sunday Scoop, the award- winning singer explained why she often called people ’ s names in her music .
“ 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, ” she said.
Teni , who clinched four awards at the recently held Headies, stated that winning awards and touring 35 cities had been the high points of 2019 for her so far. She added , “ 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 . ”
Contrary to what many believe that Teni ’ s Billionaire EP is all about the brazen pursuit of money , the plump singer said the title song and EP were centred on encouraging people to live their best lives .
She stated , “ 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 . ”
On the misconceptions people have about her, the cheerful singer said, “ 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 . ”