“I Started Making Music Because I Didn’t Have Friends” – Tems

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Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, a prominent Nigerian diva, has admitted that she began performing music since she didn’t have any friends.

She continued by saying that both individuals who can relate to it and others who have experienced similar circumstances should listen to her music.

The 28-year-old Grammy winner claims that no one can match her and that her sole rival in the music industry is her own self.

Tems said as much in an interview with Hot 97 FM in New York. She also said that she would keep putting out music even if no one would listen to it.

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She said, “I’m competitive within myself but I’m not competitive with other artists. Nobody can compete with me.

“I’m original. I have had children. But also, I’m just all about being true to myself. My music is for people that relate to it. So my music is coming from me. And my music is my outlet.

“I started making music because I didn’t have friends. I heard something to say and I didn’t have anyone to say it to. So, I would just sing it. I will write it in a song and record it on my phone. I was doing that for years.

“So, music is my outlet. Whether anybody listens to it or not, I’ve to release it. Whether it does or not, it’s none of my business. But I need to release it. And it’s for the people that can connect with it and are going through the same thing.”


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