Teniola Apata AKA Teni the Entertainer to her fans, though her latest song suggests the Nigerian singer might be toying with a cheeky new moniker. Teasers for her upcoming “Sugar Mummy” video are all over her Instagram account, each one more audacious than the next.
There she is, decked out in traditional Nigerian pink lace, a bedazzled fascinator perched atop her signature durag like a crown. Another clip features Apata casually swinging off the side of one of Lagos’s distinctive yellow danfo buses, dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans, and a towering cobalt blue headwrap, or gele. The aesthetic lies somewhere between streetwise cool kid and soigné West African auntie, and somehow hits just the right note.