In one of the trending stories on social media, Teniola Apata, the Nigerian singer-songwriter who just released her ‘Tears of the Sun’ to rave reviews recently, has revealed that she didn’t begin drinking until 2021. In a recent episode of the popular Zero Conditions Podcast, she made this clear by declining the host’s offer of a drink. At the shocked inquiry from the host, she announced that she had given up drinking, saying it wasn’t difficult because she had only started in 2021.
“I began drinking in 2021. I’m a naturally adventurous person. I’ve been in this industry for six years without drinking or smoking. I started drinking for fun, and the first time was in Lagos.
“At home, I thought, ‘You guys are always getting drunk, what does it feel like? Let me just try it.’ So, I drank Henny, but I didn’t get drunk. I was waiting for it to happen, but it didn’t, so I just went to sleep. Everybody was like, ‘Aaah, Teni.’”
Teni continued, stating that she was able to resist drinking alcohol while attending the University of Georgia in the United States, and that she only gave it a try in 2021 out of curiosity.
“I didn’t drink while I was in school. Do you know what school I went to? The University of Georgia, it’s a football school, and there’s a lot of pressure to drink, but I didn’t. I only ever do what I want to do. In all the videos and skits where I hold a cup, it’s usually juice or water.”