Teni revealed that she did not start smoking or drinking alcohol until 2021, despite working in the music industry for many years.
She made this unexpected admission when she turned down a host’s offer of a drink during a recent episode of the well-liked Zero Conditions Podcast.
She said that she had stopped drinking in response to the host’s startled question, explaining that it wasn’t hard because she had only started in 2021.
The host, who appeared surprised, asked Teni to share her origin story.
“I began drinking in 2021. I’m a naturally adventurous person. I’ve been in this industry for six years without drinking or smoking. I started drinking for fun, and the first time was in Lagos.
“At home, I thought, ‘You guys are always getting drunk, what does it feel like? Let me just try it.’ So, I drank Henny, but I didn’t get drunk. I was waiting for it to happen, but it didn’t, so I just went to sleep. Everybody was like, ‘Aaah, Teni.’”
Teni went on to say that despite constant pressure to abstain from alcohol, she managed to avoid it while attending the University of Georgia in the United States.
“I didn’t drink while I was in school. Do you know what school I went to? The University of Georgia, it’s a football school, and there’s a lot of pressure to drink, but I didn’t. I only ever do what I want to do. In all the videos and skits where I hold a cup, it’s usually juice or water,” the singer added.