Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, known professionally as 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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“In October 2023, I regained some of my singing voice after seeking medical attention, despite not having undergone surgery. November 2023: I’m back on stage again. My new single ‘Malaika’ is my song of praise and thanksgiving to God for His mercy and grace.”
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