Spotify spotlights Nigerian sensation Teni as August’s EQUAL Africa Artiste
n a continued effort to promote diversity and equality within the music industry, Spotify has announced Teni, the Nigerian singer, as its EQUAL Africa artiste for the month of August.
The initiative, launched in April 2021, seeks to celebrate and empower talented female artists from various backgrounds. Teni now joins the esteemed ranks of previous female African acts like Ayra Starr, Aṣa, Gyakie, and more, who have been beneficiaries of the program.
Spotify’s commitment to acknowledging unique experiences of female artists is evident in its selection of Teni, whose musical journey and dedication to her craft make her a standout figure in the African music scene. Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s head of music for sub-Saharan Africa, expressed delight in having Teni as the EQUAL Africa ambassador, praising her music’s uniqueness and growing fandom.
Teni herself welcomed the opportunity, recognizing the challenges that female talents often face and appreciating initiatives like EQUAL that spotlight them. She expressed determination to use her platform to create space and opportunities for other female talents to thrive.
Teni’s music, which blends Afrobeats, pop, R&B, and more, has captivated audiences since her mainstream debut in 2017 with ‘Fargin.’ Her impressive catalogue boasts hit tracks like ‘Wait,’ ‘Askamaya,’ ‘Billionaire,’ and ‘For You.’ Her latest release, ‘No Days Off,’ is a prelude to an upcoming album set to drop this fall.
As Teni takes the spotlight as EQUAL Africa’s artiste for August, her story reflects the ongoing movement toward inclusivity and empowerment within the global music landscape.