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Teni crowned Spotify’s August EQUAL Africa star



Hold onto your headphones because a seismic shift just hit the music world! Brace yourselves for the explosive news that’s taking the industry by storm.

Spotify, the powerhouse of online music streaming, has just unveiled its ultimate muse for August – none other than the chart-topping Nigerian sensation, Teniola Apata, better known as Teni!

Prepare to be dazzled as Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s unstoppable Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, announced this game-changing revelation. In a jaw-dropping statement, she revealed that Teni, with her musical prowess and unparalleled charisma, has been officially crowned Spotify’s EQUAL Africa artiste for the electrifying month of August.

Hold onto your musical seats, because Teni’s entrance onto the Nigerian music scene was like a supernova. An award-winning songwriter, singer, performer, actress, and social media dynamo, Teni has taken the African music realm by storm. She’s not just a name; she’s a force to be reckoned with.

But that’s not all – this isn’t just a run-of-the-mill recognition. This is a seismic celebration of diversity, equality, and untamed talent in the music cosmos. Spotify’s commitment to shining a blazing spotlight on remarkable female artists from all walks of life is reaching new heights with this monumental accolade.

Phiona Okumu couldn’t contain her excitement: “Behold the muse of our EQUAL Africa mission for August – the one and only Teni! Her music, her dedication, and her unwavering fan base make her a blazing star in the African music constellation. Our mission to celebrate and amplify talented women across the continent finds its embodiment in Teni.”

The stage is set for a show-stopping showcase of Teni’s brilliance. With the spotlight beaming directly on her, Teni will dazzle her global fan base with an exclusive presence on the Spotify platform. Her musical journey, an odyssey through genres like Afrobeats, Pop, and RnB, will resonate in the ears and hearts of music lovers worldwide.

But wait, there’s more! Teni’s not just a one-dimensional superstar. Her musical influences range from legendary names like King Wasiu Ayinde and King Sunny Ade to the iconic Dolly Parton. It’s like a symphony of genres and cultures colliding in the most magnificent of ways.

In a heartfelt response, Teni expressed her gratitude: “Let’s be real, it’s no easy feat. But thanks to game-changing initiatives like the EQUAL Africa program, we’re breaking barriers and spotlighting more female talent. With platforms like these, we’re propelling progress and carving out spaces for female stars to shine.”

Get ready to be swept away by Teni’s infectious energy, mesmerizing vocals, and earworm melodies. With a trophy cabinet filled with nominations and awards from around the globe, Teni is the embodiment of musical excellence. And as Spotify’s crowned jewel for August, she’s ready to take the world by storm – one sensational note at a time.

Taiye Olayemi

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