Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has opened up on her past struggles and dealing with extreme poverty.
Speaking in an interview with British GQ, the 27-year old said she used to steal food just to survive.
According to her, “There were times I was not just broke; I was 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, why am I even on this earth right now? You have to recall 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 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 it, I’ll take it. Even if I end up singing under a bridge somewhere, I’ll be the best under-the-bridge singer ever. ”