‘The reasons behind my affection for polygamous families’ – Singer Teni

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Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, better known by her stage as Teni, has shared her love of a polygamous household.

She revealed this while sharing some pleasant recollections of her upbringing in a polygamous family..

Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who revealed that her late father had ten children by three marriages, claimed she was happy to have grown up in a polygamous household and would have preferred it to a monogamous one.

She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.

“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?

“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.

“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”

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