Being a Nigerian is tough – Tems laments

Popular R&B singer, Tems says being a Nigerian is tough for anybody, while noting that being a Nigerian woman is a “miracle and blessing.”

She, however, said despite the hardship in her motherland, there is a blessing attached to it if one utilizes their talent and takes it to where it would be appreciated.

Tems spoke in a recent interview with Kiss FM, London, United Kingdom, adding that women from Nigeria are special to her.


She said; “Being a Nigerian woman is a miracle. Because being a Nigerian, for anybody, is tough. But I think if you can tap into your gifts and own who you are and be unapologetic about it, and take that to the world, that is an honour.

“I think Nigerian women are the most blessed. I won’t say the most blessed but everybody is blessed in equal manner but Nigerian women are very special to me. They are very dear to me and I believe that it is such a huge blessing to be a Nigerian woman and to be living in this time.”

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CorrectNG recalls that the Grammy winner whose real name is Temilade Openiyi revealed that she’s not allowed to move around freely in Nigeria.

Tems stated in an interview on Power 105.1 FM in the United States, that Nigerians are always observant and as soon as she lands, people always know where she stays.

The ‘Try Me’ crooner also admitted that in America where she currently resides, she is still noticed, but not as much as it is in Nigeria.

Tems explained that Nigerians are very interested in drama and they always want to know what’s going on in someone’s life espcially a celebrity.

The radio presenter suggested the singer disguise to go out in America, but she revealed that she already did and she was still spotted so now she is no longer disguising.