Being a Nigerian is tough – Tems


Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems speaks on the experiences of navigating the complexities of her homeland, shedding light on the harsh realities faced by many Nigerians.

She did, however, add that, despite the challenges, there is a benefit to being a Nigerian if one uses their gift and brings it to an audience that will value it.

She called being a woman of Nigerian descent “a miracle.”

In a recent interview with Kiss FM in London, UK, the Oscar-nominated diva stated:

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.”