Mwimbaji wa Nigeria aliyeshinda tuzo ya Grammy, Temilade Openiyi, almaarufu Tems, amefichua kuwa alikuwa tayari kukabiliana na madhara makubwa alipoachana na muziki wa Afrobeat nchini humo na kufanya R&B.
Tems alisema alijiamini sana hivi kwamba hakujisumbua ikiwa hatawahi kuwa “chochote au mtu yeyote” na R&B.
Alifichua haya kwenye mazungumzo na rapa wa Marekani, Kendrick Lamar, iliyochapishwa katika toleo jipya zaidi la Jarida la Mahojiano.
“Nilikuwa tayari kufa. Nilijiamini sana kwamba sikujali kama sitawahi kuwa chochote au mtu yeyote.
‘Nilitaka tu kupata ujumbe’
“I was prepared to die. I believed in myself so much that I didn’t really care if I never became anything or anyone. I just wanted to get a message out. I wanted to get my frequency out. And I was like, ‘Even if ten people hear this, it’s fine.’ But also along the way, I used to listen to a lot of Nigerian music and I wasn’t getting a lot of spiritual-I love Celine Dion, so, I love that intense feeling of, I’m about to jump off a cliff. That’s how I want my music to feel all the time, and Afrobeats wasn’t necessarily giving me that type of stimulation.”