Singer, Teni Apata, was recently the centre of attention on social media when a music critic, Osagie Alonge, said she had no business being a singer because of her looks.
When Sunday Scoop reached out to Teni, her manager, Edobor Redman, said they were not disturbed about the comment, as it was just an opinion. Redman said, “It is normal and everyone has their different opinions on an issue or about an individual. In a way, it was good for Teni too, as it has made her more popular among Nigerians. An opinion of someone cannot stop Teni’s focus.”
He stated that when the story circulated, Osagie sent messages to tender an apology. He said, “You know Teni has crazy fans; all the reactions online were in our favour. We were just relaxed about it and we didn’t need to say a word. They have been sending people who know us to beg us and I think he (Osagie) tried to reach us himself too.”
Speaking on Teni’s reaction to Osagie’s comment on her, Edobor stated, “She just felt it was his own opinion; she is not bothered about it. For her, she is only focused on where she is going. She made a promise to Nigerians that she would bring home a Grammy award and she is working towards that.”