Did Nigerian singer Teni just come out as lesbian in new song?
Nigerian Afro-pop sensation, Teniola Apata, widely known as Teni, has recently unveiled her latest album, “Tears of the Sun,” featuring sixteen tracks that have quickly become favorites on the airwaves and streaming platforms.
By NoStringsNG Contributor
Applauded for her exceptional songwriting skills and stellar production, Teni’s album is making waves, and one particular song is garnering attention for what appears to be a profound personal revelation.
While Teni’s masculine demeanor and social media posts have sparked speculation about her sexual orientation, her new album seems to delve into uncharted territory. The track causing a stir is titled ‘YBGFA,’ serving as the opening song and a potential revelation of Teni’s authentic self.
In ‘YBGFA,’ Teni conveys a powerful message of acceptance, understanding, and the desire for humanity to coexist harmoniously. Delving deeper into the lyrics, one cannot overlook the connection to themes of sexuality, particularly when she references chasing rainbows, a term commonly associated with the LGBT community.
The opening verse sets the tone with Teni expressing, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m not what you thought I was, and I can never be the thing you’re wishing that I was.” These lines suggest a departure from a potentially heteronormative facade that fame may have demanded, signaling Teni’s readiness to live authentically.
Further lyrics reinforce this notion: “I like what I like, do something about it. Why you worried about who I love? Why you worried about who I fuck?”
These lines not only hint at the singer’s frustration with societal fixation on her sexuality but also seemingly address the legal restrictions that impede the rights of the LGBT community to love freely.
Remarkably, ‘YBGFA’ has emerged as Teni’s favorite from the album, evidenced by her investment in paid Instagram ads to promote the track. The song has ignited a substantial response on social media, with many interpreting it as Teni’s way of affirming her sexuality and potentially coming out.
While Teni has neither confirmed nor denied these speculations, her willingness to release a song with such a powerful message aligns with ideas of resilience and courage, values championed by the LGBTIQ+ community.
Regardless of the artist’s personal disclosure, Teni deserves recognition for contributing to a broader conversation on identity and acceptance through her music.
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