- Teni revealed in an interview that she knows exactly what it means to be a feminist as it is a movement for her
- The singer stated that women need to be consistent and not only use feminism when it works for them
- Teni also said parents should raise kids better and teach them to see people as people, not gender
Popular Nigerian singer, Teni, recently talked about how she was raised and her views on feminism and its representation.
In an interview shared by Chudeity on Instagram, the singer who received a lot of bashing for her tweet on feminism about a year ago stated that people misunderstood her tweet.
She noted that she was from a family where women were in control and took charge of different businesses successfully after her father's death.
Teni said that the message she originally wanted to pass with the tweet was that women should not hide under the canopy of feminism just to bash other women.
Defining feminism, Teni stated that it is a lifestyle and movement to her, and she is all for men and women getting decent treatment as humans.
The billionaire crooner also stated that women need to take charge because they are capable and it is not fair that women have to work extra harder than men to be successful or recognised.
Using colleague, Tiwa Savage as an example, she said:
"Look at Tiwa Savage, do you know how many years this woman has done this over and over again? Do you know the hardwork she had to put in? So I just feel like women do have to work ten times harder. I don’t know why. I think parents need to raise their children better: teach them not to discriminate, to see people as people, not gender, not sexuality, but as human beings."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Teni got fans talking on social media after she shared photos from her meeting with the second citizen of the country.
In the post she shared on her official Instagram page, she revealed that she met with the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.
Teni also appreciated the VP for his encouraging and impactful words.
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