Nigerian singer, Teni has appeared on Vogue Magazine just after she released her hit single ‘Sugar Mummy’. This is a big deal as she takes the international scene.
Naija News learnt that Teni sat with Fashion News director Chioma Nnadi for an interview on the magazine where she opened up about living life without limits and redefining what it means to be a woman.
Concerning her new single Sugar, Teni said:
“I want to make ‘Sugar Mummy’ a positive term. She is a woman with swag, who looks good, who is proud to be different.” It’s that pride, that refusal to conform that has set Teni in a different lane to her peers. Pushing against the sexy narrative and choosing to be unapologetically herself, Teni has already redefined what it means to be a woman and marched to the beat of her own drum.
“There’s an assumption that women have to look a certain way to be feminine, but I don’t want to conform to that stereotype,” she says.
“My thing is this: You don’t get to decide how I choose to live my life. I’m being me—respect that. UGA, the university I went to, was mostly PWI—that’s short for a predominantly white institution. I remember someone even asked me if I had elephants in my backyard, it was wild. The other students would look at me crazy when I showed up to class in traditional dress, too. But you know that’s who I am. That’s my culture. If you can wear your blue jeans, I can wear this.”
The Interview has stirred heartwarming comments on social media, with her fans glad to see the iconic singer dominate the world stage. And reacting to her feature, the Fargin singer tweeted a screenshot of the publication, with a caption that reads: “[I] made it to Vogue.”
You have yokorized yourself in this life in a yokozunized manner and as a suger mummy person I say well done
— vjmani (@vjmani100) May 7, 2019