Sensational Nigerian singer Tems has recalled her struggles in life before the fame. According to the BET Award winner, life has not always been like this.
The Nigerian songstress has revealed that life used to be so, though to the point that she had to resort to bad tactics to feed her home. Speaking in an interview with GQ magazine, Tems recounted that she used to deliberately visit her auntie so she could sneak food away to feed her family. According to Tems, the situation was desperate and therefore required desperate measures to solve it.
“There were times when I was not just broke; I was broke and hopeless. I used to steal food. I used to go to my aunt’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 has become a household name within the Nigerian music industry over the past few years, and her exploits have earned her an enviable reputation across the world of Afro Pop musicians. She has, however, revealed that it took she had to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth in order to achieve her current feet.
“The decision I made was to not wallow in sadness and chose to stop seeing myself as “this person that can never be anything”. 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,” Tems added.