A popular Nigerian singer has recently been recognized by international publishing house Vogue Magazine, after getting featured in an article where she speaks about her latest music single.
The talented singer Teniola Apata, popularly known by her stage name Teni, was filled with excitement as she shared the news of her Vogue feature with fans and followers on social media.
In the article, the much loved songstress talked to Vogue’s fashion news director, Chioma Nnadi, about her latest music single, Sugar Mummy; a song which has been a favourite listening choice for lovers of her kind of music.
Teni revealed that the song was inspired by the need to change people’s perception, particularly Nigerians, about who a sugar mummy is.
Many people often use the term to describe rich older woman who are romantically involved with young men, who they often attract with their wealthy status. But for the Uyo Meyo crooner, she expressed that she wants females described with the term to be seen as strong women who look good and are proud to be different.
“I want to make Sugar Mummy a positive term. She is a woman with swag, who looks good, who is proud to be different.” she said.
Speaking on her sense of style, the singing star divulged that she does not want to conform to the stereotype that women have to be feminine. She expressed that no one should get to choose how she lives her life.
Teni said: “There’s an assumption that women have to look a certain way to be feminine, but I don’t want to conform to that stereotype. My thing is this: You don’t get to decide how I choose to live my life. I’m being me, respect that.”
On how she has been able to use her influence to help, Teni recounted an incident with one of her Instagram followers who was on the verge of taking her life.
“This girl was on the verge of taking her life, so I immediately got her number and reached out to her. She explained that watching my funny Instagram videos had kept her going. It was in that moment that I realized how powerful my influence can be. If I can be a source of hope and joy to somebody, then I’m doing something right.” she said .
Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has been slammed by Nigerians following a page he opened on Twitter to troll Osun state governor, which he named ‘Oyetola Must Go’.
Davido whose uncle, Isiaka Adeleke was declared the winner at by an election Tribunal sitting in Osogbo took to social media to lunch ‘Operation Oyetola Must Go’ in an attempt to express his dissatisfaction as Oyetola still continue to rule Osun after the court verdict.
He says as seen on the new page that it is for democracy to prevail in the country and urged Nigerians to like the page.
However, Nigerians has reacted to his post and advised him to choose either music or politics.
A Twitter user @cbngov_akin1, said Davido should be synonymously means a dull boy.
@Kingbukky rally round Davido and question what Gboyega Oyetola is still doing in the State House after been asked to vacate office by court of law.
@IamNorth finished Davido and said he is senseless.
Nigerian female singer, Teni has revealed secrets on matters concerning her relationship life.
This was gathered in a recent interview where Teni, stated that she is placing music above any romantic relationship. Her reason was that music is her primary aim and focus.
The songstress revealed that she would soon consider raising her own family in no time.
“For now, music is my primary focus. Of course, at some point in the future, I will like to have a family of my own but for now, I am in a relationship with my music.”
“I have a very wide taste in music; so, I listen to all sorts and that influences me in different ways.
When asked concerning how she managed to rise so fast in the music industry, Teni said:
“To be honest with you, I am amazed by how far I have come in a short while but I can also assure you that you have not seen anything yet. I still have a lot in stock. As a matter of fact, I have barely started. I am usually overjoyed when I see people singing my songs word for word with so much passion. I love to make people happy and I have been able to do that with my music. I have very big dreams as far as my career is concerned and I can only tell you to keep your fingers crossed.”
The Grammy award winner, Eminem, shocked the world when he opened up about his near-death experience in 2007 when an accidental overdose nearly cost him his life. But of recent, he took to his Twitter handle to celebrate his eleventh year of sobriety – and says he’s not afraid.
The hip hop star has always spoken openly about his addiction and recovery in his music and previously revealed how close he came to paying the ultimate price.
But after making a big decision in 2008 he hasn’t looked back.
The 46-year-old shared his anniversary by posting a photo of his sobriety medallion.
“In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,” he said.
“I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas.”
He added to Men’s Journal in 2015: “‘The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomach-ache, I was constantly eating – and eating badly.
“When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober.
“Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect.
“It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them.”
Fans were quick to credit the star after another year clean.
One said: “Keep up the damn good work of keeping clean and cleaning up these mumble rappers.”
Another said: “Congratulations – 11 years of one day at a time is an amazing achievement.”
A fan said: “So proud of you show it to the world loud and proud!!”