This week’s episode of #WithChude has revealed a different side to the award-winning artiste and entertainer Teniola Apata.
#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia conversations and investigations focused on narratives that enable and strengthen the mind, heart, and spirit. The show is anchored by the founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo.
In this rather emotional interview, Teni discussed her views on feminism, dealing with the loss of a loved one, and the inspiration behind her hit single, ‘Uyo Meyo’.
Teni said she was used to getting her way because she was born into a wealthy home. However, after her trusted assistant passed on, she soon realised that death was not something that could be solved with money, phone calls, or connections. She also revealed that it was at that moment that she discovered that she was not “invincible”.
The death of her assistant was not Teni’s first encounter with losing a loved one. She also lost her father at a very young age. This tragic loss is the inspiration behind the song -Dad’s Song – on her recently released debut album, ‘Wondaland’.
“Dad’s song is a song for everyone that has lost someone. Dealing with loss is crazy because people tell you that you’ll get over it, but you never get over it. You just don’t get over the loss”, said Teni.
“When I was recording this song I was sitting in my living room and watching my father’s funeral, his body in the casket, my mother crying. I needed those emotions to be able to record that song in its true form. Everything I sang had to be from a place of truth,” she continued.
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