Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, recently went emotional, saying there was a time that she had no self-worth or real value.
The singer made the revelation in an interview with Apple Music.
She said, "I would call myself confident. I think when one has a certain level of awareness, one cannot not be.
"It’s like if the lion realises it’s a lion, what is the reason for it to act like a rat? That’s not even an option. I feel like the more one realises who one is, the more confident one is because one knows what’s important.
"Nothing else matters. However, I have not always been confident. I think as children, we are all confident.
"I think we’re born into this world full of new adventures, and we just go into them, and do things. I think, along the way, life happened.
"There was a time I had no self-worth or value, or I genuinely believed I was meant to be the mat that people stepped on.
"When I was in school I couldn’t eat in public. I was not someone that people liked. And I was like, "If my presence is bothering people, I’m just going to move away. I’m just going to do my thing and find what I like."