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Teniola Remembers Late Father, Simeon Apata Who Was Murdered 23 Years Ago

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Teniola Remembers Late Father, Simeon Apata Who Was Murdered 23 Years Ago

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Teniola Remembers Late Father, Simeon Apata Who Was Killed By Gunmen 23 Years Ago

Those who knew the late civil war veteran, Simeon Apata, have described him as a courageous man whose death created a huge vacuum in his immediate environment of Isolo, Lagos. It is said that when he was alive, he confronted armed robbers and made sure the area was a safe haven. Unfortunately, he was later murdered by unknown gunmen on January 8, 1995.

Although Apata died many years ago, his legacies still live on. His school, Apata Memorial Schools, in Isolo, managed by his three widows, is still thriving. Also, two of his daughters, Teniola and Niniola, have taken the Nigerian music industry by storm.

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As the headline artiste of the monthly Industry Nite event at Hardrock Café, Victoria Island, Lagos, Teni revealed that her father’s death inspired her hit song, Wait. She said, “Wait tells the love story between my mum and dad. I got the inspiration when my dad passed and my mum was crying, wishing he could have stayed back.”

Teni also stated that it took her seven years to graduate and her younger sisters completed their studies before her.

She said, “I recorded Uyo Meyo for my graduation ceremony because it took me seven years to graduate. My sisters graduated before me; so, it was a big deal for me on the day I graduated. I did the song for myself and everyone who hopes to achieve something.”

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11 Comments

  1. Mia

    February 10, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    I don’t like Teniola, she is a lesbian
    She watches miss Elliott a lot. was her former friend until my mom warned me

    • patoya

      February 11, 2019 at 5:45 PM

      No need to give us the unasked information. Dragging her down will not lift you up. Live your life, do not bother with what she does with hers as I am certain she does not know you even exist.

    • njay

      March 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM

      typical African mentality…. shes huge now… who knows you ???

    • takunda

      April 8, 2019 at 2:34 PM

      if her being lesbian , doesnt mean shes gong to come to you and ask you out .Asking you out would be a mistake coz she already knows that you are her friend or i guess former friend

  2. Fifelomo

    February 10, 2019 at 9:01 AM

    I was a product of Apata Memorial school. One of the best schools in Isolo axis and Lagos as a whole. Iya Ayo, Iya Bola and Aunty Fola the 3 wives I commend them, for the beautiful work.

  3. Rosy

    February 10, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    23long years, yet he is still in every memory of those he touched with his good life. Keep a Legacy

  4. Lily

    February 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    You are a fool for trying to bring someone down..must you wash all your dirty linen?

  5. CELLINA (USA)

    February 10, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    TENI YOUR DAD IS ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS MAN IN THIS WORLD, HE WAS IN USA THREE MONTH TO HIS DEATH, GREAT MAN WHO LOVE HIS COUNTRY

  6. Ejiire

    February 11, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Mr Apata Educated me free of charge in his very prestigious, highly rated school secondary school.
    Mr Apata was my late moms colleague in the Nigerian Army. He was a true disciplinarian, generous and kind hearted.
    May God continue to keep and favour all he has left behind. Amen.

  7. Daniel Daniel Onuoha

    May 4, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    I was 100% inspired by QUEEN MAKANAKI’s song-UYO MEYO.more grease to your elbow TENI.to TENI’s HATERS,may GOD FORGIVE U.

  8. DANIEL

    May 4, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Everybody is born a winner….UYO MEYO inspired me to the fullest.QUEEN MAKANAKI you are a true yoruba lady.GOD BLESS U.

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