ADVERTISEMENT

Teni speaks about her dad, Davido, working with Niniola and more

On her debut album, Wondaland, which is set to drop on Friday, March 19, 2021, Teni has a song titled, 'Dad's Song.'

Teni speaks with Cuppy. (Apple Music)

On her debut album, Wondaland, which is set to drop on Friday, March 19, 2021, Teni has a song titled, 'Dad's Song.' Davido is also the only feature on the album which sees Teni speak about acceptance and mental health.

Speaking about her mental health, she says, "Oh yes. See, I don't even joke with my mental health. Anything that starts to give me negative vibes, I step away from it. I take time. I move away. You understand? I don't accommodate negativity, because you have to understand, the fans are your fans.

"They love you. But to love them back, you have to love yourself and you have to be in the right mind frame. So when I'm not feeling the energy, I just step away, take care of myself and come back.”

ADVERTISEMENT

She also says, "So for ‘Dad's Song,’ it was only right to respect the man that brought me to the world. In Yoruba we'd say [Yoruba language], which means that he brought me to the world and he didn't just bring me, he cared for me, he made sure that my future was set.

"He worked hard, built a legacy, and even in death, I was still very much lucky, I could still go to school. [...] It was only right to respect such a man that thought of me even before I was born, and planned for my future even before I was born. So it was only right to respect the man and sing a song to him, letting him know that everything I do is for him.”

On why she only has one feature, she says, "It’s my debut album and I really wanted to be selfish. On my next project you're definitely going to hear a lot of collaborations. But on this one, I handcrafted each music. I just wanted it to be me. I wanted my fans that have waited for this long to hear me.”

Teni concludes the chat by joking that fans would have to beg for a collaboration with her sister, Niniola.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Kunle Afolayan scouts locations in Ghana for new season of Anikulapo series

Kunle Afolayan scouts locations in Ghana for new season of Anikulapo series

'BBNaija' Tacha, Ik Ogbonna, Alex Ekubo join cast of film by Dabby Chimere 'Adanne'

'BBNaija' Tacha, Ik Ogbonna, Alex Ekubo join cast of film by Dabby Chimere 'Adanne'

Here's where viewers can watch upcoming Nigerian superhero series 'Iyanu'

Here's where viewers can watch upcoming Nigerian superhero series 'Iyanu'

Brain Jotter's usage of Gentleman Mike Ejeagha’s song: Is he guilty of copyright infringement?

Brain Jotter's usage of Gentleman Mike Ejeagha’s song: Is he guilty of copyright infringement?

Asake is set to headline the O2 Arena for the second time

Asake is set to headline the O2 Arena for the second time

Temi drops hints on wedding with Mr Eazi, says 'My life changed when I met you'

Temi drops hints on wedding with Mr Eazi, says 'My life changed when I met you'

Ayra Starr to perform at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Ayra Starr to perform at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

'Yes' - Guinness World Records confirms man's twerking record

'Yes' - Guinness World Records confirms man's twerking record

Pastor Iren’s 'What About Us?' defeats 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' for top box office spot

Pastor Iren’s 'What About Us?' defeats 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' for top box office spot

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT