Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, is a well-known Nigerian singer-songwriter who has revisited her problems. She confesses to stealing food at one time in her life in order to survive.
Tems told GQ magazine that she used to go visit an aunt for food, which she would then take home.
She expressed this while recalling her earlier issues, mentioning how she was broke and despondent at the time.
“There were times when I was broke and despondent, not just broke,” she explained. I used to steal food. I used to go to my aunty’s house just to grab food to bring home.
“I just wondered what the aim of my existence was right now.” You must remember those events Because that person no longer exists.”.
Tems previously stated that the year she released “Mr. Rebel,” she was living alone and struggling financially, and she put pressure on herself to help care for her family.
She quit her work to focus on music, which made things much more difficult because she wouldn’t be able to accommodate everyone because she didn’t have steady employment.
Furthermore, the Try Me singer added that in order to achieve her musical goals, she needed to begin on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
“I chose not to dwell in hopelessness and to stop seeing myself as “this person who can never be anything.”
“I had zero self-esteem,” Tems added. I didn’t consider myself attractive. I didn’t think my voice was important. I just thought, “There are so many people who can sing.” I’m not a model or a dancer, but whatever opportunity comes my way, I’ll accept. Even if I end up performing under a bridge somewhere, I’ll be the best under-the-bridge singer.”