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I learned Yoruba through YouTube – Teni

Popular singer, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, has revealed that she learned to speak the Yoruba language through YouTube.

The singer explained that despite her parents being Yoruba, she learned to speak her language by watching Yoruba films on YouTube during her stay in America.

The 31-year-old made the revelation during a recent episode of the Zero Condition podcast.

She said, “Do you know how I learned to speak Yoruba? It was when I went to America. I learned it from YouTube. I was watching Yoruba movies like crazy.”

Teni also revealed during the interview that she started drinking alcohol in 2021.

She said she previously did not drink alcohol or smoke.

The singer added that her decision to drink alcohol was just “for fun.”

Teni opens up about ordeal with life-threatening infection

Meanwhile, Teni has opened up about being diagnosed with a life-threatening throat infection in July while recording her second album.

The ‘Uyo Me Yo’ crooner explained that her doctor advised her to undergo surgery to avoid permanently losing her voice.

The singer also revealed that she was admitted to a medical facility in September 2023 after repeated cases of exhaustion.

While expressing her appreciation to God for the recovery, Teni said she was able to regain her voice after seeking medical attention despite not undergoing surgery as previously suggested by a doctor.

She said: “While recording my second album ‘Tears of the Sun’ in July 2023, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening throat infection.

“After several periods of temporary voice loss, my doctors recommended that I undergo major surgery or risk permanent voice loss. I was hospitalized in September 2023 after repeated cases of exhaustion. I had a lot of injectables in five days.

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