Renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, took a bold stance against critics who questioned her relationship with Davido.
The controversy arose when an interviewer confronted her about an old video where Davido referred to her as his younger sister, sparking outrage among some netizens.
Teni, the talent behind the hit song "Malaika," didn't hold back in slamming Nigerians who expressed discontent over Davido addressing her as his younger sister due to their similar ages. She passionately defended their bond and shed light on the collaborative journey they embarked on for her last album, Wondaland.
According to Teni, her desire to collaborate with Davido led her to unexpectedly meet him on the road while attempting to visit his house unannounced. The collaboration resulted in the massive success of the song "For You," prompting Davido to cancel a meeting and go the extra mile to ensure the music video met their collective vision.
Teni emphasized the significance of Davido's gesture, acknowledging the rarity of artists sacrificing lucrative opportunities for the sake of another artist's project. She noted that not all artists would willingly cancel a high-value meeting to prioritize a collaborative effort.
In response to the criticism, Teni pointed out that there was nothing amiss with Davido referring to her as his younger sister, emphasizing that they are age mates. Drawing a parallel, she mentioned her driver addressing her as "Madam" despite their professional relationship.
In a heartfelt statement, Teni expressed gratitude for the pivotal role Davido played in her career, acknowledging his humility and patience during their collaboration. She brushed off the criticism, asserting that people were unjustly upset over her calling Davido her elder brother despite their similar ages.