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    I used to steal food, Singer Tems open up on her poverty struggles

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    Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, has opened up on her past struggles before rising to the limelight.

    The ‘Try me’ crooner revealed this during an interview with British GQ. she said, she used to steal food or go to her aunt’s house to get food when she was broke.

    The 27-year-old singer 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 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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