I Have Always Been The Jaga Jaga  - Teni Entertainer

I Have Always Been The Jaga Jaga - Teni Entertainer

Oyekunle Idowu

Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni Entertainer, was a guest on the Ebuka's Rubbin Mind show where she got to talk about her style and relationship with sister, Niniola.

Teni says her sister and music star, Niniola, has always been the pretty one in the family.

The music star made this known while having a chat with Ebuka when he asked if she has always been different from her sister in terms of music and style or if it was intentional.

According to her, while growing up, all she wanted to do was play basketball, football, and video games while Niniola was the pretty, and introverted one.

“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," she said.

She also went on to talk about their relationship and how cordial it has been. According to her, family comes first before music, hence, the reason there has been no friction between them.

Ebuka went on to ask the award-winning singer if she feels pressured to look girlie, since the assumption around town is that, female singers are supposed to use their music to sell sex.

"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,” Teni stated.

Teni talked about female singers who have become famous for showing off their skin in music videos.

"But a lot of people are pressured to show their skin because it is to impress the men. But music is not about impressing anyone, music is for the soul, it's about the things you can't touch. So my own is to make the music and every other thing will fall in place," she added.

When asked about what her thoughts were on celebrities and the need for a bit of controversy in their lifestyles, Teni said the talent would outlast the controversies.

Teni said being in the news all the time as a celeb because of controversial circumstances doesn't help anyone as it is only short-lived.

She gave an instance of the legendary singer, Bob Marley, who she said still reigns till date, not because of his controversial moments.

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