Nigerian music star Teni spoke out following the moment’s reaction to receiving the national honor from President Buhari.
Teni shared a clearer video of her receiving an award from the president, which many called disrespectful.
The singer also wrote a thank you letter to God, the president, and her family for her recent victory.
Days after Nigerian singer Teniola Apata (better known as Teni) was dragged into what many netizens viewed as disrespectful President Muhammadu Buhari, she broke her silence.
She Post on Her IG:
“With honour and gratitude to God, it was indeed a joyous moment to receive a National Honor yesterday. I was conferred MON (Member of the Order of the Niger) by His Excellency,
Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR @muhammadubuhari President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, the Emir of Lafia, after diligently going through over 5,000 submissions.
Special thanks to God for this, the Federal Government, my loved ones and to you all supporting me from day 1.
This honor is for the entire family of Rt. Brigadier General Simeon Olaosebikan Apata (Ascend), My Father.
I was granted this award for “consistent and meaningful participation in community and/or national development; rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community.’’
To the all the young girls this one is for you. Let’s not forget to stop dreaming. Nothing is impossible. Back to the work that got me here. New music soon.