The Afrobeats star is the life of the party in her new globetrotting video
Johannesburg, Thursday, 13 July 2023 – One of the most unique and exciting voices on the scene, Teni has shared a celebratory new music video for her smash single ‘No Days Off’ out Thursday, July 13th. The video was Directed by fellow Nigerian music artist and creative Cruel Santino (formerly known as SANTI).
From getting wild with her crew in Lagos, raving in a corner shop and the metro in London to playing on the famous Kobe Bryant basketball court in LA, the ‘No Days Off’ video pays homage to different sub-cultures Teni encountered while originally recording the song in these cities earlier in the year. True to the party vibe of ‘No Days Off’, the Afropop star is in her element as the life of the party all over the world.
Talking about the video Teni says, “This one was special. I wanted the fans to experience the pulse and energy I got while recording the songs in these cities (Lagos, London and LA).”
She adds, “I also met some incredible young creative and passionate women from Tiktokers to models doing what they love and they really don’t care what anyone thinks but they are also having fun with it and that’s what ‘No Days Off’ means. You work hard, you focus on you along with a supportive system around you and have fun while doing it.”
“It’s literally NO DAYS OFF”
Released on May 12th, ‘No Days Off‘ was written as an ode to Teni’s love of basketball and her favourite player, the late Kobe Bryant, it was played during the Lakers game, was trending on Twitter and charted on multiple DSPs including Apple Music and Spotify. Rolling Stone named it as one of the best singles of 2023 so far: “[NDO] has a message of perseverance, but is grimily positive and set to a beat that’s darker and more frenetic than her previous works”, and has even had stars like Kevin Hart dancing to it.
Teni says, “‘No Days Off’ was made everywhere in the world – that’s why it really is called, ‘No Days Off’. It was made in Lagos, it was made in LA, some parts of it were also made in Cape Town.” she adds, “I love this song, it means so much to me and I know you guys are also going to find your meaning to it.”
Following the success of last year’s ‘MAITAMA (Going)‘, a head-turning collaboration with Mayorkun, Ch’cco and the late Costa Titch, Teni’s latest single once again shows off the stylistic range and melodic power the songstress possesses. Earlier this year, Teni made her debut on COLORS, she featured on Stormzy’s latest album This Is What I Mean and most recently featured alongside Oxlade to remix Bob Marley & The Wailers iconic track ‘Three Little Birds‘ taken from the posthumous album Africa Unite out August 2023.
Teni is known for uplifting, stylistically eclectic songs that stand apart from her Afro-pop contemporaries. She first came to prominence in 2018, when a series of songs including ‘Case’ found a streaming audience numbering in the millions. Her debut EP, Billionaire, followed in 2019. The same year she was nominated for a BET Award for Best New International Act and an MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, before teaming up with DJ Neptune on the next year’s The Quarantine Playlist EP. Teni’s acclaimed LP WONDALAND followed in 2021, with the star going independent that same year.
Teni‘s latest music video consolidates ‘No Days Off’ as a runaway global hit, backed by everyone from Rolling Stone to Kevin Hart.