Nigerian female singer Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni has argued that she chose not to expose her skin like other female musicians in the music industry because music is for the soul not for impression. She also argued that she and her elder sister, Niniola who is also a music superstar in Nigeria are word and opposite in terms of their lifestyle.
According to the singer, from her growing up days, she has been an extrovert while her elder sister has been an introvert. The singer, however, noted that music helped to bring Niniola out more than she used to be before the fame.
The musician who stated this when he appeared on Rubbin’ Minds, a weekly television show hosted by media personality Ebuka Uchendu, noted that her style of dressing boyish wasn’t intentional but a lifestyle she has gotten used to.
Teni disclosed that when she was younger, she would go about playing football and basketball while her elder sister, Niniola would stay indoor as the pretty type of the family.
She said: “It wasn’t intentional, I have always been different. Nini has always been the pretty type. Me I have always been the Jaga Jaga…I’ll play basketball, come back home, go back and play soccer then come and play games.
“I am an extrovert and Nini is more like an introvert. Music made her come out more. We are just two different people…
“I’m human and this is how I have chosen to be. To not expose my skin, to just be comfortable with my shirt and shoes, I like to be comfortable.
” So the most important thing for me is living me and being happy with what I do. As long as I’m not hurting anybody, I don’t care what people have to say.”