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Seven years in University inspired ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

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Teniola Apata a.k.a Tenientertainer has opened up on how her seven years sojourn in the university inspired her hit single, ‘Uyo Meyo’.

“It just came from me being grateful to God for everything thus far. For me, even being able to complete the programme, it took me 7 years to graduate from the university,” she said in a recent interview with Notjustok Television.

“I was just in my car driving to graduation and on my way to graduation, I was listening to a song I had and I called the producer and said send me the beat because the beat was so spiritual and I just started freestyling in my car and that’s just how ‘Uyo Meyo’ came out.

”Uyo Meyo’ is a good song that was created from the bottom of her heart,” She stressed.

The 26-year-old BET awards nominee says her hit single, ‘Uyo Meyo’ is good music. In her words, “Uyo Meyo is good music. I have had governors call me because of ‘Uyo Meyo’ and I sat across Dangote because of ‘Case’.

Isn’t that good music? Actually, I saw Dangote twice in a row, why? Isn’t that good music? ‘Uyo Meyo’ was a song that was just from the bottom of my heart.

Teni who spoke further on her inspiration and her dream to win a Grammy is so confident of her talent and abilities that she says she will not only win Grammys but also perform and sell out stadiums globally.

“I believe I will win the Grammys, I know I will win the Grammys, I will win the Grammys and I will sell out stadiums around the world. I just know, it’s just in my soul,” she said.

In the early part of the interview, Teni reminisced on how she has prophesied greatness to herself and how it came to be.

“I told someone, you better take my picture, you better take my number because I will be a superstar. I was just saying it, do I even know what I was saying? I was just saying my own, but I just spoke it to the universe,” she reminisced.

Teni says she would only do what she feels or wish to do and not what others want her to do.

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On her personality, the `Askamaya” singer says she’s known to be a stubborn lady, who does solely what she wishes and not others wish for her.

“People I grew up with, like friends, have always known me to be a stubborn person,” she began. “I do what I want to do because I just realise from a very young age that look here, how long am I going to be on this earth?

I need to enjoy my life, as long as I am not harming anybody, I need to do what is best for Teni.

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I would rather fail at what I want to do than fail doing what someone told me to do.

I’m comfortable in what I am wearing, I mean if I was wearing all these tight things, I won’t be comfortable,” she said.

For Teni, people’s worth is in their person and not their estimated worth.

She says, “Everybody has something to offer, I can’t do your job, can’t hold the camera like the cameraman but you have to be with them to realise because in Nigeria, you being special depends on how much money you have. People don’t know their worth is in their skin.”

Teni’s confidence in her talent when she started was so strong that she told her label owner, Dr. Dolor that he would be making a huge mistake if he fails to sign her.

“Here’s what I told my boss before he signed me. I told my boss (Dr. Dolor) that if you don’t sign me, you are going to be making a very bad decision because I’m different.”

Teni, who has gone from being Headies award rookie of the year to a BET nominee in just two years, confessed to loving roadside stuff that includes local Nigerian snacks.

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She went further to share what she has learned after one of her hit singles, ‘Case,’ was released in Nigeria.

She said, “I learned something vital when I dropped ‘Case’. If you want to keep making good music, you cannot think about making a hit song, you just have to make good music. You just have to have that juice and mindset that I want to make good music. I don’t know if it’s a hit or not, and if it’s a hit, we thank God. If it’s not a hit we keep trying.”

Continuing, she said, “By the time Askamaya blew, I was in America, they were telling me that my song has blown in Nigeria.

When I returned to Lagos, people were already calling me olomoge askamaya and I was like…It blew up in London like crazy, like a wildfire.”

For her legacy, Teni wants to live a fully well-spent one.

“I want to make sure that when I am dead and people gather around me to sing goodbye, and they are singing it is well, I will know that it is well. And I live my life for myself and I don’t leave my life for anybody.”

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BBNaija’s Jackye reveals why ‘women lose every battle’

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Former BBNaija reality TV star, Jackye Madu has said that women are her biggest haters and also the reason why her gender loses every battle.

She revealed that the people who try to pull her down with words through their keypad are women.

According to her, this is because “you’re who they aspire to be but don’t have the guts to be.”

Jackye shared on Instagram:

“After last night, I’ve come to the conclusion that some women only fight for what’s convenient and not what’s right hence the reason we lose every battle.

“Guess who my biggest body shamers are… You guessed right “WOMEN”. The people who always try to pull me down with their words aka keypad warriors? “Women”

“The sad truth is most women hate to see other women grow. They’ll try to bring you down because you’re who they aspire to be but don’t have the guts to be.

“I’ve always wondered how it’s been possible for years to keep women secondary in a world they ought to rule, well now I understand

“Anyone who has interacted with me knows I’m pro-women, I’m a feminist but after last night? Naaa… Una no be am.”

 

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After last night, I’ve come to the conclusion that, some women only fight for what’s convenient and not what’s right hence the reason we lose every battle. Guess who my biggest body shamers are… You guessed right “WOMEN”. The people who always try to pull me down with their words aka keypad warriors? “Women” The sad truth is most women hate to see other women grow. They’ll try to bring you down because you’re who they aspire to be but don’t have the guts to be. I’ve always wondered how it’s been possible for years to keep women secondary in a world they ought to rule, well now I understand Anyone who has interacted with me know I’m pro women, I’m a feminist but after last night? Naaa… Una no be am

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Celebrating three years since I changed my name, Toyin Abraham says

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Nollywood director, producer and actress, Toyin Abraham has taken to social media to celebrate her new name that changed three years ago.

The mother of one, who changed her name from Toyin Aimakhu to Toyin Abraham disclosed that it has been a hell of a journey which is worth it.

”There was a Toyin Aimakhu then Toyin Abraham happened three years ago. Let’s not forget the ”new” Toyin is just three years ago. It has been one massive journey of change and faithfulness of God. What a journey!
Living my life at my pace and being at peace with my pace.’ she wrote.

 

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Funke Akindele didn’t buy me a house, Pa James reveals (Video)

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Veteran actor Kayode Olasehinde ‘Ajirebi’ popularly known as Pa James has cleared the air over reports that he was gifted a new house by actress Funke Akindele.

Recall that the actor had cried out for help after his house located in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo LGA in Lagos was destroyed by floods.

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However, several celebrities and well-meaning Nigerians rose up to his aid, including Funke Akindele.

Pa James in an appreciation video recorded by actor Kunle Afod noted Funke Akindele helped him but not with a gift of a new house.

He said:

“God will keep you for helping me, I didn’t know people cared about me like this….I can’t thank you enough…for doing this to me while I am alive….to my fellow actors, you impressed me…..and thank you to Funke AKindele.

”I won’t lie she did me well….but I need to clear the air on the reports that she bought me a house, while passing on my street this morning, some area boys stopped me and hailed me saying they will visit me in the house Funke Akindele built for me and I was shocked.Funke only paid for an apartment for me to rent for the meantime……and I am truly grateful but she didn’t build me a house….”

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