Teni disclosed that, despite spending many years in the music business, she did not begin smoking or consuming alcohol until 2021.
When she declined a host’s offer of a drink during a recent episode of the popular Zero Conditions Podcast, she revealed this shocking revelation.
In response to the host’s shocked query, she said that she had given up drinking, saying it wasn’t difficult because she had only begun in 2021.
The host requested Teni to tell her origin tale, looking shocked.
“I began drinking in 2021. I’m a naturally adventurous person. I’ve been in this industry for six years without drinking or smoking. I started drinking for fun, and the first time was in Lagos.
“At home, I thought, ‘You guys are always getting drunk, what does it feel like? Let me just try it.’ So, I drank Henny, but I didn’t get drunk. I was waiting for it to happen, but it didn’t, so I just went to sleep. Everybody was like, ‘Aaah, Teni.’”
Teni went on to say that despite constant pressure to abstain from alcohol, she managed to avoid it while attending the University of Georgia in the United States.
“I didn’t drink while I was in school. Do you know what school I went to? The University of Georgia, it’s a football school, and there’s a lot of pressure to drink, but I didn’t. I only ever do what I want to do. In all the videos and skits where I hold a cup, it’s usually juice or water,” the singer added.