Celebrity News by maverick oluwakoya October 12, 2022
Reactions Trail Moment Teni Receives MON Award, Video Trends
Nigerian singer and songwriter Teniola Apata known professionally as Teni was at the Abuja International Conference Center on Tuesday, October 11, where she and other celebrities in the country received a national honor from the President, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.
Video footage of the event showed the moment Teni, was called to receive her award as she was conferred with the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) award.
In the video which has now gone viral on social media, the singer walked over to receive her award and casually strolled back to her seat.
Read also: Burna Boy, 2Baba and Teni Receive National Honors
However, netizens noticed the singer did not shake the president’s hand after receiving the award. While some questioned her actions, others did not make a fuss about it, stating that the whole attention given to the video was unnecessary
Read reactions below
I watched that Teni video several times, desperate to see when she disrespected the president, yet to see it. I must be watching the wrong videos. Social media’s capacity to create a false reality is unprecedented. Narratives are now more powerful than what people see.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 12, 2022
I didn’t see Buhari stretch his hand to give her a handshake. She just took the plaque and left.
Why are you people agitating over nothing? Teni did nothing wrong nau
— The Lady Valerie👑 (@Miss_magnolia20) October 12, 2022
After Anthony Joshua shake Buhari, dem beat am anyhow like person wey thief iphone for computer village. Nigerian super eagles hold meeting with Buhari before their match, dem collect beating. You come dey tell Teni to shake Buhari. Babe no want her career to end for Uyomeyo 😂
— Chlorpheniramine #OBIdients 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) October 12, 2022
Apart from Teni, other prominent Nigerians in the MON category are 2Baba, Shehu Othman and Abubakar Maikano.
Watch video below
What else una want make Teni do pic.twitter.com/9qoq6yFqOQ
— MBAH (@Mbahdeyforyou) October 12, 2022