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“If I Knock, If They Don’t Open, I Break The Door. If I Cannot Break The Door, I Make My Door And I Walk Through” – Teni

   

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As part of her tour in London, Teni Entertainer was interviewed by DJ Abbass, a UK based broadcaster. Of all the different issues Teni spoke on as regarding her career, three things stands out for us.

We can learn from them and incorporate them into some areas of our lives.

Healthy boundaries, healthy family

Yes, family will always be family but it doesn’t take away the fact that we are humans and can hurt ourselves even when we have the best intentions towards each other.

Setting healthy boundaries, however, will help us avoid hurting each other and allow time and energy for the things that matter. Boundaries are the unseen structures that support healthy and productive lives.

For Teni, even though she has a beautiful relationship with her sister and discusses almost everything with her, they don’t talk about their music.

Read what she said, “A lot of business decisions I make, I talk to Nini about it. I talk to her about a lot of things I do but when it comes to music, we try not to talk about it because we have to protect ourselves, our sanity and our sisterhood is very dear to us. We don’t want to stress ourselves. Besides the music, we want to have our sisterhood without being diluted.”

Fight for what you want

Sometimes in life, you have to take your own seat to the table because everybody wants to maintain their own seat and space. So, how willing are you to fight for what you want? Are you waiting to be called to the table? Or you would just make your own table like Teni.

According to Teni,  “If I want something, I get It. if I knock, if they don’t open, I break the door. If I cannot break the door, I make my door and I walk through. Everybody can be noticed. Diddy wasn’t a great rapper but we listened to him because of his confidence. Mohammed Alli said, ‘I will be great. I must be great’ and he was great. There was no ‘will I be?’ So, go out and be great.

Believe in what your ability

It is a good feeling to know that people believe in you but how much do you believe in yourself and your ability?

Teni said, “When I think music, I don’t think Nigeria. I don’t think Africa. I know my pen game. I know what I can do. I know where my mind takes me. I lived in America, I’ve seen the world, so, I know what I can write. When I think writing, when I think music, I think big. I’m just an African telling my story my way.”

 

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TENI ENTERTAINER: "If i want something, i go get it . if i knock and they don't open the door, i break the door in" @tenientertainer "I love K1 The Ultimate's music" "I know my pen game" Segment guest: @hassboss_ #ForTheRecord with #DjAbass On @fametvuk Sky 452 From 8PM (Repeats on Sun 2-4pm & Weds 8-10am) INFO: fortherecord@djamedia.com You can also watch on your tablet and mobile devices via the UN1TY App (Download from Google Play or App Store – pls note that it's the number '1' in the word UN1TY and not the letter 'I'). ________ #ForTheRecordDJA #Teni #TeniTheEntertainer #tb #Entertainment #music #media #pr #nollywood #afrobeats #nigerianfood #love #friends #fashion #arts #africa #Djamedia

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36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Dada Josephine Kehinde

    Dada Josephine Kehinde

    February 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I must be great

  2. Ada Browny

    Ada Browny

    February 24, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Yea

  3. Adaku Chibuzor

    Adaku Chibuzor

    February 24, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    I’m energized!

  4. Ostub Kike

    Ostub Kike

    February 24, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Yeah

  5. Blessing Tor

    Blessing Tor

    February 24, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I’m multivated! Watch out for me

  6. Nitabrownsugah Nitabrownsugah

    Nitabrownsugah Nitabrownsugah

    February 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Na so!

  7. Chukwuma Okpala

    Chukwuma Okpala

    February 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Story

  8. Paullet Emujevoke Benedicta

    Paullet Emujevoke Benedicta

    February 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Naso

  9. Chloe Hadiza Umar

    Chloe Hadiza Umar

    February 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I don’t ask I take

  10. Amara Okoye

    Amara Okoye

    February 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Nice

  11. Rose Vincent

    Rose Vincent

    February 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Nice one.

  12. OluwaDamilola Owolaiye

    OluwaDamilola Owolaiye

    February 24, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Oh yes

  13. Mau-Mau Ifeanyi Onyenemezu

    Mau-Mau Ifeanyi Onyenemezu

    February 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Beautiful

  14. Amaka Obi Ubah

    Amaka Obi Ubah

    February 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Yes oooo

  15. Chizoba Lilian

    Chizoba Lilian

    February 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I must be great oo Amen

  16. Uzochi Onyerionwu

    Uzochi Onyerionwu

    February 24, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I love the girl’s confidence and that her song Uyo something something…

    Be confident in your abilities ladies. Let’s high up our positive self esteem

  17. Chynwe Umeh

    Chynwe Umeh

    February 24, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    One of the best words I’ve heard today..

  18. Ogechi Itoya-Ehigwese

    Ogechi Itoya-Ehigwese

    February 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I go all out for what you want, no sime sime!!

  19. Osegboun Angelica Olaide

    Osegboun Angelica Olaide

    February 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I like this lady meeehn

  20. Osegboun Angelica Olaide

    Osegboun Angelica Olaide

    February 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I must be great

  21. Tina Classic Odinakachukwu Wilfred

    Tina Classic Odinakachukwu Wilfred

    February 24, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Yes ooo
    Ride on teni

  22. Olubunmi Ola

    Olubunmi Ola

    February 24, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Teniola!!! Muah!

  23. Amaka Bassey

    Amaka Bassey

    February 24, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Aawww. Teni! Don’t I just love u?. Just a minute into ur musical video last year, I just fell for u. Lol. My kids are singing ur song as am typing this “ur case”. Love u babe. Go ahead & break all d doors jare, we dey ur back like kilode.

  24. Adekunle Busayo Tgairl

    Adekunle Busayo Tgairl

    February 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    He sweet to talk ooo but hmmm as I just dey like this I just dey ooo

  25. Oshifeso Deborah

    Oshifeso Deborah

    February 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I can’t stop loving u

  26. Chymyra Videl

    Chymyra Videl

    February 24, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Teni for president

  27. Chelsea Basil

    Chelsea Basil

    February 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Sure 👍

  28. Omolola Fabiyi Ogunsuada

    Omolola Fabiyi Ogunsuada

    February 26, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks dear sis

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