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Teni Named Spotify EQUAL Africa Ambassador, Celebrating Her Remarkable Journey

Nigeria’s exceptional songwriter and singer, Teni, has embraced the role of Spotify EQUAL Africa ambassador for August 2023. This distinguished appointment solidifies her standing as a leading musical force in Africa. 

Spotify’s Head of Music for sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okomu, officially shared the news on Monday, August 7th. The move demonstrates Spotify’s ongoing commitment to equality and diversity in the music industry and the acknowledgment of exceptional female artists from diverse backgrounds.

This recognition allows Teni’s global admirers and music enthusiasts to immerse themselves in her impressive discography, gaining a deeper understanding of her extraordinary talent and significant contributions to the music world.

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Phiona Okomu expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We’re excited to have Teni as our EQUAL Africa program ambassador for August. Her unique musical style, dedication, and growing fanbase make her an inspiration in the African music scene. Celebrating Teni and her journey aligns with our commitment to spotlighting the unique experiences of female artists from across the continent. Her selection as EQUAL Africa ambassador solidifies her position as one of Africa’s leading musical talents.”

Teni’s Musical Impact and Journey

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Teni the Entertainer burst onto the scene with her debut single, “Amen,” and later joined Dr. Dolor Entertainment. Her popularity soared with the release of “Fargin” in September 2017. Hit tracks like “Askamaya,” “Case,” remade as “Upgrade,” and “Uyo Meyo” achieved monumental success, with “Askamaya” even making MTVBase’s Top 20 list.

Recognized as YouTube Music’s Trending Artist on the Rise on February 20th, 2019, Teni’s musical prowess consistently delights fans. Her collaborations with local and international artists have garnered widespread acclaim.

Teni’s musical influences include legendary figures like King Wasiu Ayinde, Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, Osita Osadebe, and Dolly Parton.

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A Legacy of Hits and Recognition

Some of Teni’s hit singles include “Wait,” “Askamaya,” “Uyomeyo,” and “Billionaire For You.” Her latest offering, “No Days Off,” part of her upcoming fall 2023 album, has received resounding praise from listeners.

Acknowledged as Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2018 and Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, Teni was also crowned Best New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

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Teni’s recent collaboration with American rapper Dej Loaf, “Please Don’t Go,” amplifies the Afrobeat trend globally, solidifying her reputation for vocal prowess and musical dynamism.

Reflecting on her role as the Spotify EQUAL Africa Ambassador, Teni shared, “To be honest, it’s not easy, but initiatives like the EQUAL Africa program spotlight more female talents, contributing to progress. I’ll continue using my platform to pave the way for opportunities like these, ensuring that more female talents flourish.”

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