Teniola Apata, fast-rising Nigerian singer better known as Teni the Entertainer, has made her Nollywood debut in ‘Dear Affy’, a romantic movie.
The star-studded movie, directed by Samuel Olatunji, is set to hit cinemas on the next Valentine’s Day, February 2020.
Although, the role of the singer, and now actress, in the new movie is yet to be revealed, she made her debut alongside Sir Dee, former housemate of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija).
‘Dear Affy’ also stars Nollywood icons Chiwetalu Agu, Jide Kosoko,Toyin Abraham, Chinedu Ikedieze, Odunlade Adekola, and Hafeez Oyetoro.
Other casts include Mawuli Gavor, Charles Inojie, Kehinde Bankole, Bimbo Ademoye, Bimbo Akintola and Ali Nuhu, among others.
The plot of ‘Dear Affy’ tells the story of a female art enthusiast who wants to marry the man she loves, but got her dream of a blissful married life dashed as she “accidentally” got pregnant.
She then embarks on a challenging mission to locate who the father of the unborn baby is since she and her fiance have chosen celibacy while courting.
Teni, the younger sister of Niniola, prominent Nigerian singer, came to limelight after releasing the hit singles ‘Askamaya’, ‘Case’ and ‘Uyo Meyo’.
‘Askamaya’ was ranked 15th on MTV Base’s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018.
She had earlier released her debut single ‘Amen’ while signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records, and gained some prominence after releasing the single ‘Fargin’.
Teni won ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the 2018 Headies Awards, and ‘Most Promising Act’ to watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.