Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

Lyrics with meaning and smooth vocals intersect where Gospel and R&B meet; Tenin.


Tenin Baba Ndanani is a singer and songwriter whose soulful lyrics and smooth vocals intersect where gospel, R&B and acoustic genres meet. In 2011 her self-titled debut album showcased a refreshing take on inspirational music and released to stellar reviews in Music Connection and Hypetree magazines. The album also garnered front page media coverage at NotJustOK.com, the number one African music destination online.

"Strongest of all is Baba Ndanani who has a voice that can blow the house down and she uses it for both humorous and poignant effect." - C.W. Walker 

Tenin has appeared on FOX, TLC and Oxygen networks in hit reality series American Idol and Jersey Couture, and has landed over two-dozen lead roles in professional musical theater productions like All Shook Up, Ragtime and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Currently, she is preparing the release of her second album and a major-network docu-series that will chronicle the triumphs and challenges of producing a successful music career while balancing life as a new wife, new mom and business owner.

“Tenin is a quadruple threat - a-list acting talents with a powerful stunningly soulful voice, exceptional dance skills and a hilarious comedic-flair.” — Alex Molina, Asaope Filmworks

From music, to stage, to television and beyond, Tenin's inspiring faith and determination encourage the hearts of observers and fans everywhere. With her delicious vocals, professional control, and comedic-flair Tenin lights up performance venues of all sizes with well-arranged performances that leave audiences asking for more. 

“There's something magical about her [Tenin]. I felt it as soon as she walked through that door.” - Andrew Rothkin, Artistic Director - White Rabbit Productions

If you would like to discuss having Tenin's inspirational, family-friendly music brand at your venue, contact us today. 


  • TENIN | Self-titled 10-song LP
  • Untitled | 5-Song EP, 2010

Set List

SETLIST (30 mins.)
Top of the World
Back To You
I Deserve More
You Saved The Day
+/- popular covers...