Tems recalled her financial struggles before becoming one of Africa’s biggest acts.
Popular Nigerian musician, Tems, has recalled her financial struggles before attaining stardom and revealed that she had to steal food just to survive sometimes. The ‘Crazy Tings’ crooner made some revelations during an interview with GQ Magazine, noting that she did not become an overnight sensation.
“I couldn’t take care of anybody. 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 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.”
The BET Award-winning singer also disclosed that she had issues with her self-esteem and had to work on it before hitting stardom.
“The decision I made was to not wallow in sadness. 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 has emerged as one of the biggest African artists on the globe.
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