Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata professionally known as Teni in a recent statement disclosed that her late father Brig. Gen. Simeon Apata (retd.) was killed in her presence at the age of 2.
While featuring as a guest on the audio visual podcast hosted by media personality Taymesan, singer Teni said that she was two years old when gunmen stormed their Lagos home and murdered her father in the presence of the family.
Teni, the “Uyo Meyor” hitmaker added that this affected her growing up as she has since developed trust issues.
In the interview, shared Sunday by the host Taymesan on Instagram, Teni said, “Growing up with my father passing at such a young age, the trauma of losing my father at a young age affected me.
“You know, him being assassinated in the presence of all of us and all that stuff. I was 2 at the time.
“Him passing away robbed me of a father figure. It sort of made me have trust issues growing up. Because they [gunmen] came into our house purposely to kill him.”
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Who is Singer Teni’s Father
Ex-Army Brigadier-General, Simeon Apata was a civilian war veteran with the Nigerian Army.
Those in the know also say while alive, the army man confronted armed robbers and killed some whose menacing acts in his locality were a source of worry.
Simon Apata State of Origin
Omoluwoleja SIMEON OLAOSEBIKAN APATA born in Ilejemeje from Iye- Ekiti, Ekiti state, Nigeria.
How did Simeon Apata dies?
He was assassinated by unknown gunmen on 8th January 1995. His death stunned Lagos and left a vacuum in his home
Simeon Apata Wives
The widows of Simeon Apata are Gladys Ify, Margaret Olayinka and Margaret Folajogun. They opened up to GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR on the last moment of their husband, saying, “the death created a big vacuum in their lives.”
Simeon Apata Net Worth
According to sources, Teni’s father Simeon Apata was a wealthy retired army officer.
He founded the Apata Memorial High School in 1980.
The school reported to have about 1550 pupils and 150 teachers is regarded as a leading school in Oshodi-Isolo local government and one of the best in Lagos state attracting wards of the Nigerian elite.
Which means singer Teni was born into a well to do family before she found fame and made her own money.