Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Singer Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, has disclosed how she stole food on countless occasions for survival.
She made the revelation in an interview. She said she was so broke that she had to go to a family member for food.
Tems said she didn’t think she was good enough, beautiful enough, or her voice was good enough for songs.
She said, “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.
“I didn’t have any self-esteem. I didn’t think I was pretty. I didn’t even 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.”