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I stole food due to poverty

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Popular Nigerian singer and celebrity, Tems, has revealed that there was a time things were so hard for her that she had to steal food to survive.

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In her interview, she said that things weren’t always rosy as she struggled so much and had to depend on her aunty for food.

In her words:
“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”.

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She revealed that when she quit her job to face music, it was not a great decision at the time but she did not want to give up.

She said:
“The decision I made was to not wallow in sadness and chose to stop seeing myself as “this person that can never be anything”.

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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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