Popular Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata professionally known as Teni has taken to social media to react after being dragged by some social media users for not bowing to president Buhari while receiving her MON Award.
Recall, that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Yesterday, October 11th, 2022 conferred National Honours Awards on 447 recipients comprising Nigerians and non-Nigerians labelled “friends of Nigeria”.
The award investiture ceremony was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
However, many public figures such as politicians, celebrities, entrepreneurs that include, Toyin Elumelu, Femi Gbajabiamila, K1 De-Ultimate, Mo Abudu, Burnaboy, 2Baba, Ahmed Lawan, Ezra Olubi among others received the National Honor awards.
However, Teni the “Uye Meyo” hitmaker has been one of the trending conversations on Twitter following video of the moment Buhari President Buhari conferred her with MON Award.
Many netizens dragged Teni for being uncultured, disrespectful and then accompanied with unruly behavior for not showing respect to president Buhari while receiving the award as she bounced on stage after receiving it, others couldn’t find what is wrong with what Teni did at the national honor award.
Reacting to the accusation leveled against him, Teni in a post shared via her official Instagram page today, October 12th, 2022 ignored it as she disclosed that it was indeed a joyous moment for as President Buhari conferred her with MON (Member of the order of the Niger) award and by extension appreciate the federal government for the kind gesture shown towards her.
“With honour and gratitude to God, it was indeed a joyous moment to receive a National Honor yesterday. I was conferred MON (Member of the Order of the Niger) by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR @muhammadubuhari President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, the Emir of Lafia, after diligently going through over 5,000 submissions.
Special thanks to God for this, the Federal Government, my loved ones and to you all supporting me from day 1. This honor is for the entire family of Rt. Brigadier General Simeon Olaosebikan Apata (Ascend), My Father.
I was granted this award for “consistent and meaningful participation in community and/or national development; rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community.’’
To the all the young girls this one is for you. Let’s not forget to stop dreaming. Nothing is impossible
Back to the work that got me here.
New music soon.” Source