Lagos, Nigeria | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Nigerian singer and songwriter Teni has just dropped her latest album, “Tears of the Sun,” marking a significant follow-up to her 2021 debut, “Wondaland.” The 16-track LP, released through Platoon, showcases the artist’s musical evolution as she weaves through poignant autobiographical narratives and infectious feel-good anthems.
Listeners can find the album on various digital platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more, offering an accessible means for fans to immerse themselves in the diverse sounds of “Tears of the Sun.”
The album’s lead singles, including the already popular ‘No Days Off’—approaching four million streams and recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2023—and ‘Malaika,’ which delves into Teni’s personal struggles away from the limelight, have set the stage for an impactful release.
In a statement, Teni reflects on the album, emphasizing the beauty of life’s journey with its ups and downs. She expresses gratitude for being a vessel in this world and acknowledges the lessons and blessings that “Tears of the Sun” has brought into her life. Teni encourages others to embrace the transient nature of life, emphasizing that everyone’s time around the sun will come, and hers is here to stay.
This release campaign comes on the heels of Teni’s previous successes, including the hit single ‘Maitama (Going)’ from last year and a notable collaboration with Oxlade on a rework of Bob Marley & The Wailers classic ‘Three Little Birds.’ Notably, Teni made her debut on COLORSxSTUDIOS last year and was featured on Stormzy’s latest album, “This Is What I Mean.”
Teni’s unique musical style, characterized by uplifting and stylistically eclectic songs, sets her apart from her Afropop contemporaries. Since gaining prominence in 2018 with songs like ‘Case,’ which garnered millions of streams, she has continued to make waves in the music scene. Her debut EP, “Billionaire,” followed in 2019, and she earned nominations for a BET Award for Best New International Act and an MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act that same year. Collaborations with Afrobeats heavyweights Davido and Wizkid have further solidified her position as a notable figure in the industry. Additionally, her collaboration with DJ Neptune on “The Quarantine Playlist EP” in the following year showcased her versatility and enduring appeal.
As Teni continues to carve her path in the music industry, “Tears of the Sun” stands as a testament to her growth, artistry, and ability to connect with audiences on a profound level.