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Temilade Openiyi, a Nigerian singer better known by her stage name Tems, described her mental and financial struggles before to becoming famous. 

The music diva admitted in an interview with GQ magazine that she didn't become famous overnight since she had financial difficulties as a child. 

She recalled how poor and helpless she had once been, forcing her to turn to stealing food in order to survive. 

I couldn't care for anyone, she said. There were instances when I wasn't only poor and without hope. I once stole food. I used to only visit my aunt's place to get meals to take home from her.

"I just thought, 'What's the point of me being here right now?'" You must keep those moments in mind. mostly because they are no longer around. 

The singer added that she had to work on her self-esteem before becoming well-known. 

"I made the choice to not dwell in melancholy. This is the person who is never anything. I had no sense of self-worth. I didn't believe I was attractive. I never really considered my voice to be anything," she stated. 

"I just thought, there are so many people who can sing, I'm not a model, I don't dance, but whatever chance I have, I'll grab it," she continued. I'll be the best under-the-bridge singer even if I wind up performing anywhere.

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