‘I grew up in a polygamous family with 3 wives and 10 children, I was loved and protected’ – Teni

'I grew up in a polygamous family with 3 wives and 10 children, I was loved and protected' - Teni

Singer, Teni has revealed what her childhood was while growing up in a polygamous home.

In a recent interview on ‘Zero Conditions podcast’ hosted by media personalities,  Motolani Alake, Melody Hassan and Excel Joab, Teni spoke about the reasons why she would choose to be brought up in a polygamous family in her future life.

The ‘Uyo Meyo’ crooner commended her late father for fostering harmony in the family, asserting that the protection and care of her siblings shielded her from harm. She stated that although there’s a level of closeness, she is close to all her other nine siblings.

She said,

“I grew up in a polygamous family with a lot of people so you cannot come and be doing rubbish. I was very protected, I was very loved, and I was very well taken care of. 10 children, 3 wives. Big salute to my bloodline. I’m close to all my siblings, but there are levels of closeness.

I don’t know any other way, it is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come back to the same family. How can I be in a house with one mother, and one father? Ah ah, then all of us will now be sitting down there. Ah ah. There’s no chaos.

In my house there is love, but we change it oh! Cuz ah, the person wey born us dey crase sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots are? That’s not normal.

My father was very wise. It was like he planned his future, and then he planned his death. So before he died, his wives knew about everything. He taught them everything one of my mothers knows how to shoot. He taught them how to be and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family was still able to be intact even after my dad passed.”

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