Nigerian entertainer, Teniola Apata, has reacted to her recent National Award as a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Teni, in an Instagram post, said; “With honour and gratitude to God, it was indeed a joyous moment to receive a National Honor yesterday. I was conferred MON (Member of the Order of the Niger) by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR @muhammadubuhari President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, the Emir of Lafia, after diligently going through over 5,000 submissions.
“Special thanks to God for this, the Federal Government, my loved ones and to you all supporting me from day 1. This honor is for the entire family of Rt. Brigadier General Simeon Olaosebikan Apata (Ascend), My Father.
“I was granted this award for “ and meaningful participation in community and/or national development; rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community.’’
“To all the young girls this one is for you. Let’s not forget to stop dreaming. Nothing is impossible”.
She also hinted at releasing a new song soon. Teni added; “Back to the work that got me here. New music soon.”