Tems, a talented singer, discusses the difficulties of fame and success and why she transitioned from Afrobeats to RnB.
While discussing with American rap artist Kendrick Lamar, she spoke at length. This was published in the latest volume of Interview Magazine.
Tems noted that being successful usually comes with its pressures and challenges, but she tries to navigate through them by simply being herself.
She said, “When you become more known or seen, it’s very easy to get caught up in, “What do people expect of me now?” But for me, it’s like, “What do I expect of myself now?” Because you’re the one that has to live with yourself, the one that has to sleep with the decisions that you make. Trusting yourself is so key, and I’m not going to stop trusting my guts just because people can see me now. It’s like being in a zoo. The animals don’t change their behavior just because you’re looking at them. They’re always going to be who they are. So why should I change?”.