Tems Speaks On Poverty Struggles, Says She Used To St£al Food

Award-winning singer Tems has opened up about her past experiences before stardom.

The singer revealed that she was so poor she used to st£al food to survive.

Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, is a Nigerian singer who grew to stardom after she was featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single, “Essence”.

In a recent interview, the singer revealed she was so poor she used to steal food and would often go to her aunt’s just to get food to eat.

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“There were times when I was not just broke; I was broke and hopeless. I used to st£al food. I used to go to my aunty’s house just so she could give me food to take home.

I just felt like, What is the point of me existing right now? You have to remember those times. Because that person does not exist anymore.

Tems Speaks On Poverty Struggles

I didn’t have any self-esteem. I didn’t think I was pretty. I didn’t even think of my voice as anything. I just thought, There are so many people that can sing, I’m not a model, I don’t dance, but whatever chance I have, I’ll take it. Even if I end up singing under a bridge somewhere, I’ll be the best under-the-bridge singer ever. “

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