So Many Lessons To Learn Here From Teni On Self Love!


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Her journey into the Nigerian music industry started officially in 2016 and Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni Entertainer seems to have gained mastery of the entertainment world.

From the online trolling to fat-shaming and negative opinions from people, Teni doesn’t seem bothered, rather, she is focused on her talent and herself.

She is the latest cover star of Genevieve Magazine, where she talked about life as a singer. From her interview, we extracted seven quotes that may have guided Teni’s path in the ruthless world of being a public person.

Read the insightful quotes below

On Life

“I live my life strictly on my terms and not by anybody’s rule and I live by the simple rule, ‘to do unto others what I’d want them to do to me’”. I’m just having fun.”

On Confidence

“Growing up with love helped [me] a lot. My mum would always tell me that I’m the best and that she’s proud of me. Growing up in a family who saw beyond my identity also helped me to be confident. For instance, what does it matter if at school I’m called ugly [when] back at home, the people that mean the most to me tell me I’m beautiful?”

On staying true to herself

“I’ve always been the stubborn one, since my primary school days. I always got into trouble.When the teachers [thought they could] embarrass me, the other students would think it’s funny. I always wondered why they did, I was just being myself.”

“You cannot fake what you are not. People will eventually see through it and you’ll lose your originality and your identity. Also when the ‘image’ fades they’ll still look at the talent and ability. Of course in this industry, people have shared their opinions, but, in the end, [it pays to just] be you.”

On online trolling

“My father had 10 kids and we all grew up in the same house. I grew up understanding that everyone has an opinion. I’d rather spend more time in getting better than bother about opinions.”

“I always remind myself that God created me as Teni and that’s who I’m going to be.”

“People just naturally want to make you feel bad for who you are because they aren’t happy with themselves.”

Go to Genevieve Magazine to read full interview

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  1. Loveth Okoro

    Loveth Okoro

    February 15, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    You are beautiful and amazing just the way you are.. We can’t please the world all.. Outside they tell me my forehead is outta this world but in my house that’s what makes me unique..
    Just focus in your music and my giving us gbedu wey dey burst brains biko

    • Joyce Obinwa

      Joyce Obinwa

      February 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      That’s right Loveth,Nice write up

    • Loveth Okoro

      Loveth Okoro

      February 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Joyce nnem once you start thinking about the world and what they has to say we are heading nowhere. Do that which gives you joy and happiness.

    • Joyce Obinwa

      Joyce Obinwa

      February 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      My dear u are very right,am sick nd tried of what people say.

    • Loveth Okoro

      Loveth Okoro

      February 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Joyce Obinwa you have time to be listening to them

  2. Joyce Obinwa

    Joyce Obinwa

    February 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    That’s right loveths,Nice write up

  3. Juliet Gelsthorpe

    Juliet Gelsthorpe

    February 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Focus on ur passion dear and allow d world talk. That’s what they’re meant for. To bring others down yet they remain at one spot year in year out. I love u just d way u are

  4. Loretta Abati Obokoh

    Loretta Abati Obokoh

    February 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I love u dear,ur unique

  5. Nkem Vera Obi

    Nkem Vera Obi

    February 15, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    My own brother called me ugly 😂

  6. Adebimpe Akinwande Oladipo

    Adebimpe Akinwande Oladipo

    February 15, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Wuyo meyo

  7. Babalola Olamide

    Babalola Olamide

    February 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    . Your set of teeth and dimples burst my brain..

  8. Adesagbon Osarenokese

    Adesagbon Osarenokese

    February 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm


  9. Priscilla Kadoon Aver

    Priscilla Kadoon Aver

    February 16, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Teni is an inspiration!…. I feel your passion through your songs e.g..uyo meyo….I love u die-from a diehard fan.

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