I was rejected because of my body size & my style of dressing – Teni


Nigerian musician, Teni Makanaki has revealed that she was rejected so many times in the early stage of her career because of her fashion sense and her weight.

The ‘Case’ crooner sat on Ndani TV for an interview where she made a few reveal about herself. According to Teni, her sister Niniola has been a huge influence and role model to her especially in music.

She stated that Niniola taught her many things she now knows about singing and music.

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When asked what success in her career meant to her, Teni stated that what she would describe as success in her career is to be able to break boundaries and prove to people that said no to her, that she has been able to make it without their help.

Teni again registered that she is grateful as to how far she has come in her career in the past two years.

However, the jovial singer and social media sensation said that before the fame she was faced with rejection from different music executives and A&Rs.

She was then asked by the host some of the reasons why people said no to her to which she replied “I’m fat…and my dressing…but these are the very things that have worked for me.”

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Teni added that she had to use social media to push her music because of these reasons and she is grateful that it paid off.

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