I used to steal food for survival – Tems


Elijah Adebero

Reigning artiste, Tems, may today look like a rich princess, she has a past that was extremely rough.

Here is a person who used to steal food based on how broke her background was.

She narrated this in an interview with ‘GQ Magazine’.


Noting that the situation affected her self esteem, the singer with Temilade Openiyi as real name said:

“I couldn’t take care of anybody. There were times when I was not just 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.”

The singer also claimed before hitting the limelight, she had to work on her self-esteem

“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,” she said

She further stated, “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.”