Teniola Apata, a Nigerian singer popularly known as Teni or Teni Makanaki, shared a heartbreaking story during an interview about how her father was assassinated when she was just 2 years old.
She spoke about her father’s fame and the reasons behind it.
Teni: “My father was well-known.”
Interviewer: “What was he famous for?”
Teni: “My father was a disciplinarian, a soldier, and a philanthropist. He sent many people to school, provided homes, and changed numerous lives.”
She continued: “Growing up, the trauma of losing my father at such a young age, witnessing his assassination along with my family, and all those experiences…”
Interviewer: “Can we discuss that?”
Interviewer: “How old were you when this happened?”
Teni: “I was only 2 years old.”
Teni’s father, Simeon Apata, was a prominent politician and businessman in Nigeria. His tragic assassination occurred in 1995 when Teni was just a toddler. She, her mother, and her siblings were present during this event.