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Best of the Moment: Teni ‑ Uyo Meyo


Teni’s Uyo Meyo has refused to leave the top of our charts and playlists.

Nigerian singer, Teni closed what seems to be a remarkable year with the release of ‘Uyo Meyo’, an emotionally uplifting number currently on the top of Nigerian music charts. Cleverly released in the last few days of 2018 and on the artist’s birthday, ‘Uyo Meyo’ pushed all the dancefloor and radio hits of the year to the rear.

Uyo Meyo first appeared in a viral Twitter video back in July. It was on Teni’s University graduation day and in the mood of that moment, she switched into her traditional Ondo dialect and sang the unfinished but infectious record that led to a heartwarming Twitter moment.

The inspirational and prayerful song shades on the happy ending of drab days. It is a story that resonates with every Nigerian struggle and motivates listeners to keep sight of their goals. Sang in Yoruba, Ondo dialect and English, ‘Uyo Meyo’s engaging melody is its strength, ‘Uyo Meyo leun o san o kan mi o e (I rejoiced with you and now it’s my time to rejoice) Teni sings.

The music video directed by DK is a palette of Teni’s favourite and funny moments. It also include scenes from her most recent stage act in Lagos and Abuja.

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