Popular Nigerian singer, Teniola Apata, aka Teni Makanaki, has said that her father, late Brigadier Gen. Simeon Apata (retd.) was assassinated in her presence and that greatly affected her.
While speaking in a recent interview with media personality Taymesan, Teni revealed that she was two years old when gunmen invaded their Lagos home and murdered her father in the presence of the family.
She stated further that this affected her growing up as she has since developed trust issues.
Teni 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 of a father figure. It sort of made me have trust issues growing up. Because they [gunmen] came into our house purposely to kill him.”
Late Brig. Gen. Simeon Apata (retd.), was assassinated on January 8, 1995.
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