In an exclusive interview with Billboard News, Afrobeats sensation Teni provided insights into her highly anticipated album, ‘TEARS OF THE SUN.’
The interview touched upon her journey as a Nigerian woman in the music industry, the global rise of Afrobeats, and the emotional depth of her upcoming musical endeavor.
Teni expressed the widespread acceptance of Afrobeats in the U.S., attributing it to the genre’s omnipresence and spiritual essence. According to her, Afrobeats encapsulates the universal experiences of joy and pain, making it relatable to diverse audiences.
Turning the conversation towards her album, ‘TEARS OF THE SUN,’ Teni revealed the double entendre behind the title. She emphasized the integral role of pain in achieving success and shared her approach of embracing and transforming adversity into something positive. A poignant song from the album, highlighting the theme that money can’t buy happiness, was also teased during the interview.
Reflecting on her growth since her debut album, Teni unveiled that the album introduces a more self-assured and unapologetic side of her persona. She highlighted the significance of authenticity, especially as a woman challenging societal norms and expectations.
In a light-hearted moment, Teni and interviewer Rania Aniftos shared a rendition of the poignant lyrics, showcasing the camaraderie between the artist and the media.
Adding to the excitement, Teni recently dropped the tracklist for ‘TEARS OF THE SUN,’ set to release on Friday, November 17th.
The sophomore album boasts an impressive lineup of international stars, featuring collaborations with Billie Eilish, Central Cee, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, alongside Nigerian talents Niniola and Burna Boy.
The unveiling of this star-studded tracklist amplifies the anticipation for ‘TEARS OF THE SUN,’ promising a diverse and globally infused musical experience.
As Teni continues to break barriers and express her authentic self, the upcoming album is poised to be a significant chapter in her evolving musical journey.