“To the all young girls this one is for you”- Teni pens note of appreciation amid drama or ‘disrespecting President Buhari’

“To the all young girls this one is for you”- Teni pens note of appreciation amid drama or ‘disrespecting President Buhari’

Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Teniola Apata better known as Teni has expressed her feelings after she was conferred with national honours in recognition of her contribution to the music industry.

The 29-year-old was conferred as a member of the order of the Niger, by President Buhari alongside Innocent Idibia better known as TuBaba, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu better known as Burna Boy and several others.

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However, Teni has been trending online as critics argued that she disrespected the president by not giving him an honourable handshake. It is observed that after she received the award, she walked back to her sit majestically and this didn’t sit well with Netizens.

Reacting to the drama, the singer shared via her Instagram page, shared a video of herself storming the award venue and captioned it:

“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.”

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