Grammy-winning singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, highlighted the challenges of being Nigerian, describing it as “tough.
In a recent interview with Kiss FM in London UK, she emphasized the difficulty of the Nigerian experience but also expressed the significance of utilizing one’s talents in a way that garners appreciation.
Tems specifically praised Nigerian women, calling their existence “a miracle” and stating that despite the challenges faced by all Nigerians, women from the country are particularly blessed and special. She emphasized the importance of owning one’s identity and talents without apology, expressing that taking these attributes to the world is an honor.
“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.”