Teni's viral wedding performance sparks debate over alleged N88 Million fee
Famous Nigerian songstress, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, has captured the spotlight once again following the circulation of clips showcasing her performance at the wedding reception of the son of Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
The alleged nuptials of the governor's first son took place over the weekend on Saturday, December 16, drawing attendance from a notable array of Nigeria's elite.
Teni, known for her energetic and vibrant performances, was reportedly one of the guest artists invited to entertain attendees at the prestigious event. The wedding, attended by members of the Nigerian elite cadre, became a focal point on social media platforms due to the purported grandeur surrounding it.
The governor @RealAARahman son's wedding is a slap in the face to the people of Kwara state, who are struggling to put food on the table - he allegedly threw a lavish wedding, spending $70,000 on Teni's performance.— Official PDP Kwara (@Kwara_PDP) December 17, 2023
I hope this gives every Kwaran some food for thought; We must… https://t.co/mvsq1sa8vN
However, what has ignited significant online reactions pertains to reports suggesting that Teni was compensated a staggering N88 million for her performance at the wedding. Nigerians across social media platforms have expressed diverse opinions, with some criticizing Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for what they perceive as excessive spending on a musical act.
Conversely, many online users have taken to applauding Teni for reportedly earning such a substantial fee for her wedding performance. The debate over the alleged payment has spurred discussions on the financial dynamics of celebrity appearances at high-profile events and the perceived extravagance associated with government functions.
As the online discourse continues, it remains to be seen how the reported fee for Teni's performance will be validated or clarified by official sources. The incident sheds light on the intersection of entertainment, politics, and public perception, prompting a broader conversation about the financial dynamics within the Nigerian entertainment industry.