YouTube names Teni 2019 ‘Artist On The Rise’


Teniola Apata, Nigerian singer popularly referred to as Teni Makanaki, has been featured by YouTube as the 2019 ’Artist On The Rise’.

The 25-year-old singer attained the feat with her hit single ‘Case’ which has earned her recognition from many video streaming platforms.

‘Artist On The Rise’ is a YouTube archival playlist dedicated to highlighting new music stars who have earned the title as well as promoting their songs.

The song ‘Case’, which has had over four million views since its release, makes Teni the second Nigerian to earn the title.

Burna Boy, Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, received the same recognition in 2018, two weeks after his London 02 Academy concert.

By virtue of this recognition, YouTube would promote Teni’s videos on its US trending page, in social media ads and fan event appearances at YouTube Spaces.

In 2018, Teni released various hit singles to become a crowd favourite.

After being awarded the Headies Rookie of the Year in 2017, she has also won the Soundcity MVP Award for ‘Best New Artist’.

The ‘Artist On The Rise’ features was introduced by the video streaming platform in 2018 as a platform where it spotlights new artistes in various trending tabs.

Teni is a sister to Afro-house singer, Niniola, and is best known for her ‘UyoMeyo’, ‘Case’ and ‘Askamaya’.