Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, has denied claims that she used surgery for her weight reduction.

The “Uyo Meyo” crooner lamented that people undermined her efforts and assumed she had undergone surgery despite her best attempts to lose weight and burn extra fat.

Teni disclosed in a Zero Conditions podcast episode that she underwent a “strict diet” for a duration of two months in order to get her present physical appearance.

The 30-year-old said that her managers could vouch for her weight loss plan and that if she had undergone surgery, she would have had a flat stomach by now.

Teni said,

“I went through a lot. I went through a lot of changes. I lose weight and some unfortunate fellows said I did surgery.

If I did surgery my stomach will be flat. I wish but I was scared. Surgery is not easy. It’s life threatening. It’s not easy to go under the knife. I was on a strict diet. Ask my managers. No carbs. I was on a strict diet for two months.

But it taught me discipline. The mind is also a muscle. The way you flex your arms, discipline helps you flex your mind. It was not easy. Do you know what it means for me to take people out on dinner and I can’t eat what they are eating?

I made the decision to lose weight after I had survived life-threatening COVID-19. I had COVID-19 twice; 2020 and 2021. So, in January 2022, after the COVID-19, I just said, ‘Omo, it’s time [to lose weight].”

Watch her speak below.

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