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Tems recounts her past experience before fame

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Tems, a popular singing bird from Nigeria, has spoken about her struggles to support her family before finding stardom.

Tems acknowledged that she didn’t achieve popularity overnight in a GQ interview. She claimed that the year before she put out her popular song “Mr Rebel,” she was single and having financial difficulties.

The songstress claimed that she was placing pressure on herself to support her family, which was challenging in the absence of a secure employment.

Tems said that she had been starved to the point of stealing food, helpless, and broke at one point.

She stated: “I couldn’t take care of anybody.

“There were times when I was not just broke – I was broke and hopeless. I use to steal food. I use 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 female singer went on to say that she needed to alter her mindset before entering the spotlight.

Tems further by revealing; “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.”

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