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Tems Opens Up On Being Bullied For How Her Voice Sounds While Growing Up

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Tems, a singer-songwriter, recently chatted with The Cut about her childhood, her distinct voice, and her personality.

She said that growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, with her brother Tunji and mother, she was a very reclusive youngster who kept to herself. She told the magazine that she didn’t start speaking until she was at least three, but she’d always enjoyed singing.

“I was always in my own little world. I wasn’t very social,” Tems said to the American Women magazine.

She shared that her journey involved undergoing different stages of evolution before blossoming into the confident version of herself that her fans have come to appreciate and love.

Temilade reflected on her younger years, expressing how she used to feel self-conscious about her speaking voice, as it differed from other girls with softer tones, even during singing. The Cut also noted that she faced bullying from other kids, which brought her to tears at times.

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An excerpt from the piece reads, 

“She didn’t speak much, didn’t have much of a social circle, and her status as an outcast made her a target of ridicule. Sometimes she would cover her head with a blazer, and she kept mostly to herself.”

Even outside of school, she frequently received unsolicited comments and suggestions about the pitch of her voice from strangers. This worsened her low self-esteem, leading her to believe she “sounded like a boy or a frog, or that her voice was otherwise ugly.”

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“All the other girls had these sweet, high voices, and my voice had bass,” Tems said.

In secondary school, however, she found her confidence under the mentorship of her music teacher, evolving into the super-confident woman we see today.

She further said,

“If you think I sound like a man, I think that’s pretty cool—I’m gonna sound more like a man, I started to want that deepness. I wanted to lean into my weirdness.”

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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