Popular Nigerian music artist, Teniola Apata better known as Teni, has revealed that her father, Simeon Apata was assassinated in the presence of her and her family members.
Teni made this revelation when she was featured as a guest in the latest episode of the Tea With Tay podcast hosted by actor, Temisan Emmanuel Ahwieh, aka Taymesan.
The late retired Brigadier General Simeon Apata was assassinated by gunmen on January 8, 1995, in Lagos.
According to Teni, she said she was just two years old when the incident happened in their living room and the trauma of the incident affected her life.
“My father was a disciplinarian. He was a soldier and he owned a school; Apata Memorial High School. He was also a big philanthropist”. She said.
“Growing up with my father passing at such a young age, the trauma of losing my father at a young age affected me. You know, him being assassinated in the presence of all of us and all that stuff. I was 2 at the time.
“Him passing away robbed me as a child of having a father figure. It sort of made me have trust issues growing up. Because they [gunmen] came into our house purposely to kill him.”