Teniola Apata, widely known as Teni, a prominent Nigerian singer, recently opened up about her unique family background and why she holds a special affection for polygamous families.informationguidenigeria
During an appearance on the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni shared insights into her personal life, particularly her experiences growing up in a polygamous household.
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Teni, whose late father had three wives and fathered 10 children, reflected positively on her upbringing. She expressed a strong preference for the polygamous family structure over a monogamous one. According to her, this family setting played a significant role in shaping her life and perspectives.JAMB Result
She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.
“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?
“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha.
“Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.NYSC Portal
“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”