Teni Shares Her Rise To Stardom In The Heartwarming Video For “Uyo Meyo”

2018 was truly an exceptionally good year for Teniola Apata as she pretty much got her rise to fame in less than a year.

It came as no surprise that she won the award for “Best New Act” at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards.

READ – Fast Rising Singer, Teni Wins One Of The Most Coveted Categories At Soundcity MVP Awards 2019

In celebration of her 26th birthday, the Afropop singer released a profound track titled “Uyo Meyo” a song which she previously freestyled on her graduation day sometime in July 2018.

In the song, Teni brilliantly sings a traditional Ondo song urging everyone to celebrate with her.

Kajo kajo kajo (Let’s dance)
kayo kayo kayo (let’s rejoice)
Uyo Meyo leun o san o kan mi o e (I rejoiced with you and now its my time to rejoice)

She also talks about her struggles and hope of greater things to come

Everybody’s born a winner
If only you just believe yea eh yeh eh
Close your eyes and come and see
Don’t you worry about a thing nah
Cause if you work hard
You can get it if you work
If you strive hard
You can be just what you want
If you work hard
You can climb the mountain tall
Cause nothing is too small
And nothing is too big

To conclude the song, Teni vows to supercede her parent’s achievements, reassuring us of the greatness that lies ahead.

Ibi ti Daddy mi o de (where my father couldn’t reach)
Ma de be ma tu koja (I’ll get there and I’ll pass)
Ibi ti Mummy mi o de (where my mother couldn’t reach)
Ma de be ma tu koja (I’ll get there and I’ll pass)


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To usher in 2019, Teni finally served us with the official visuals of  “Uyo Meyo” and we can’t help but love her more.

The music video which was directed by DK features a visual palette of throwback videos, funny skits, her recent shows in Lagos and Abuja all showcasing her rise to stardom.

Trust Teni to keep it real and bubbly. We definitely love this one and we trust that you will too.

Watch and enjoy the visuals below

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