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Entertainment of Friday, 23 September 2022


I used to steal food - Tems recounts how she struggled in life

Award-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems has shared some emotional moments in her life.

Reminiscing on the life she lived growing up, she narrated how she was broke and hopeless and times she would steal food to eat due to financial dificulty.

She noted that been a popular person now, she remembers those times because that person does not exist anymore.

According to her, she used to have no self-esteem and did not see herself as pretty or had a good voice but was determined to take whatever chance she get in being the best she could be.

“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 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 said.