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Music of Monday, 7 May 2018

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Writing for Davido was a bitter-sweet experience’ - TENI


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Teniola Apata well known as Teni (The Entertainer) after revealing in a tweet last year, that she wrote Davido’s single, ‘Like Dat ‘, has shared how the experience was, saying it was an honour but not all rosy.

The singer who received more backlash than praise after sharing her achievement on twitter as she wrote, “A song I wrote for @iam_Davido drops tomorrow!! S/O to OBO for giving young writers like myself a chance!! I can't wait for y'all to hear "Like Dat" Another Monster Hit.”

In an interview on notjustok TV’s spotlight, Teni described the ‘Aye’ crooner as one of the ‘the greatest artistes in Africa’ and even though she enjoyed working with him, the response some Nigerians has towards songwriters was discouraging.

She explained that “The whole writing ‘Like Dat’ and how I received praise and backlash. In the first place, I wasn’t even doing it for praise. I was just excited that in my lifetime, I have been able to do something that has challenged me and that has made me grow which is writing for one of the greatest artistes in Africa. It was a big deal for me and it was something I was very proud of myself for, so I tweeted it and some people took it badly and some people took it wrong but nevertheless.”

“Nigerian industry we still have a long way to go in terms of writers and us being able to come out and say this is what we have done and I feel like we will get there someday. I feel like most artistes because of the mentality of the people, they think if you have a songwriter then that means you are not good but that’s not true because I have read books that have four authors, two heads are better than one.

She took some time to amid smiles shares some fond thoughts about Davido suggesting she had a great time working with him.

“First of all I feel like he is the nicest guy, the guy is nice, he is calm, he is chill matter of fact he is like my brother, I can call him at any time and discuss and talk to him about personal issues. He is my boss but he is my guy,” she mentioned.





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