The Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Tems who rose to international prominence in 2020 after collaborating with Wizkid on the song “Essence” has recalled how she was bullied over the pitch of her voice as a child.
Speaking in an interview with journalists she explained how she grew up feeling self conscious out of concern that her voice didn’t sound like that of her female peers until age three.
“I was bullied to the point of tears and was a target of ridicule. This led to the belief that I sounded like a boy, or a frog, with the impression that my voice was ugly.
“I was always in my own little world. When I did make friends, I would try to make them sing my songs and other girls had these sweet, high voices and my voice had a bass.”
Recall that the songstress had previously stated that she ventured into music due to lack of friends.