News: Tems - I Once Stole Food

Nigerian music sensation Temilade Openiyi

popularly known as Tems revealed that she struggled financially before she became a superstar.

Tems has achieved rapidly few years after she started her professional music career,she has worked with Beyoncé,Drake and Future,Adele is a fan,so is Barack Obama,in an interview with GQ magazine,she disclosed what it felt like growing up and not having much.

In her own words:

“I couldn’t take care of anybody. 

There were times when I was not just 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.”

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,” she said

She further stated:

“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 also revealed that claimed before she had to work on her self-esteem.

However there has been some mixed reactions on Twitter,some of her fans suggested that her story might be false because she is from a privileged background,nevertheless,Tems revealed a part of her life we never knew,so I guess it’s only right for us to believe her own version of her life story.