Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata, aka Teni Makaniki, has said the assassination of her father, the late Brig. Gen. Simeon Apata(RTD.), in her presence greatly affected her, in an interview, shared on Sunday, 17th September 2023, by the host Emmanuel Taymesan on his Instagram handle.

Teni, Nigerian singer

Speaking in an interview with media personality, Taymesan, Teni disclosed that she was two years old when gunmen stormed their Lagos home and murdered her father in the presence of the family.

The ‘Case’ singer also said that this affected her growing up as she has since developed trust issues.

Growing up with my father passing at such a young age, the trauma of losing my father at a young age affected me. You know, him being assassinated in the presence of all of us and all that stuff. I was 2 at the time. Him passing away robbed me of a father figure. It sort of made me have trust issues growing up. Because they gunmen came into our house purposely to kill him.

Teni, Nigerian singer

The late Brig. Gen. Simeon Apata(rtd.), was assassinated on 8th January, 1995.

Story: Christy Dung

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