Nigerian Singer, Temilade Openiyi aka Tems has spoken on how she grew up and struggled just to survive.
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.
Talking on how she quitted her Job to focus for music, she disclosed it became worst for her as she was not able to provide for everyone.In her words;
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.