Popular Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata, better known as Teni has revealed what should be written on her headstone when she passed away.
The ‘Askamaya’ crooner said she wants her loved ones to wite, ‘She lived life on her own terms”, becuase that is her current philosophy.
The 30-year-old made this known when she featured as a guest in the latest episode of the Tea With Tay podcast hosted by actor, Temisan Emmanuel Ahwieh.
Her words: “My father died when I was two years old. If you die today, life goes on. You don’t get to express yourself.
“Expressing yourself is very important. The people that judge you, they will die too. So, they would die with their own stories. You die with your own story. I’m living my life because this is my terms to let the world know who I am.
It’s my terms to sing when I’m feeling down, when I’m feeling up. It’s my terms to express myself. I’m not going to be here forever. None of us are leaving this world alive.
“On my grave, I want them to write, ‘She lived life on her own terms.’ Yes, I want to die happy. I’m going to die empty.
“A lot of people are carrying so much greatness in them but are too afraid to express themselves. Trust me, the graveyard is full of so many dreams and talents. Things that could have changed the world.”
Teni added that, “And you see the fear of what will people say, people will never stop talking I swear to God. There’s people I’ve done good for that hate me, there’s people I have helped that you will go outside and they will talk ill of me. No matter what you do, there will be somebody that will not like what you are doing.”