“Nigerian Afro-Soul/Jazz songstress and composer TENI is back with a brand new alternative Dancehall-Soul single and collaboration with veteran Nigerian artist and producer Shank titled “Bad Boy”, co-written by Teni and Shank, and co-produced by Teni herself, Shank and John Black. With comparisons to the great Sade Adu, and the likes of Afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen, tastemakersBBC and original Rock bible NME counted as huge fans, Teni is proving to be the rising star of African Soul and Jazz music. Her last single “Your Love Is The Key” garnered playlist support from Kiss FM Ibizaand Missy Elliot’s official DJ, DJ Mellow-D, on
New York’s Hot 94.4, among other tastemakers. [Source: Gambitguy (http://jaguda.com/2014/12/12/
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The new single “Bad Boy” is an exciting alternative mash up of Teni’s glorious Soul sensibilities and Shank’s infectious Dancehall vibe to create a compelling tale about seduction and irresistible attraction with Shank playing the ‘bad boy’ and Teni playing the ‘good girl’, backed by lush tropical drums, hauntingly captivating backing vocals and piercing horn arrangements.”
Teni (Yoruba meaning, “Lay the mat for the crown”) is a smokin’ hot talent. Her blogger profile reads, “Jazz singer and Afro-bohemian Artistic Director of the House of Makeda.” Essentially, Teni is a multi-talented African woman invoking her proverbial “woman’s prerogative” in actualizing her creative potential. Fashion designer aside, Teni is an Afrobeat music innovator; a female in a male dominated music genre, crafting sultry soul jazz joints/tunes with socio-political messaging in an era of inane Hip Hop braggadocian misogyny.