Teni Taps Mayorkun, Costa Titch & Ch’cco For New Single “Maitama”
Produced by Jay Synths and ‘Bigfish,’ Maitama serves as the follow up to Teni’s previous single Little (I Love I Love) and arrives hot on the heels of her COLORS Show performance. Maitama leans into the South African house sound where Teni’s distinctive and honeyed vocals entwine with the sounds of the long drum; a familiar hallmark within Amapiano. Teni embraces her native vernacular on this track, which she layers over the infectious beat, surrounded by high-pitched piano melodies and rippled baselines.
Maitama features guest vocals from singer Mayorkun and South African artists, rapper Costa Titch and multi-award-winning singer Ch’cco. Named after the serene, leafy town in Abuja, Nigeria, Maitama chronicles Teni’s journey as she leaves her hometown to embark on new adventures. Although her final destination is unknown, she always acknowledges her evolution along the way.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the track Teni explained, “Maitama is very personal to me, as I wrote it from a space that I was in. I know I won’t have everything in life figured out but eventually it will all fall into place and something great will happen, one way or another I know I’m not stopping, I’m just going to keep on pushing. This track is about me having fun in both good and bad times and expressing myself. I may not know where I’m going but I’m going somewhere…Maitama is just a mood of, yes I don’t have all the answers but if I keep going something beautiful is surely bound to happen, it’s about maintaining the balance of faith, hard work and fun.”