February 7, 2023

Music star Tems has expressed her frustration with the expectation of fans regarding her moral standards as an artiste.

Born Temilade Openiyi, the Try Me crooner in a series of tweets on Tuesday, warned fans against looking up to her in upholding their “beliefs about God.”

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but I am not your Christian saviour,” she wrote in the tweets.

The singer added, “I didn’t come here to uphold your beliefs about God. I will not fit into this box you try to put me in. I won’t satisfy you in that area please find the person that will. Or ask yourself why you care.

“So much growth this year. I’m here for my fans. I have worked so much on myself. It will all make sense when it happens. I started in 2018. Look at what music looks like today. Still Next level coming. I’m just about to start.”

Describing herself as “the house that is built on the solid rock,” the R&B star said her hard work in the past years was aimed at impressing herself and no one else.

She continued, “I don’t brag because I’m not playing the same game. I don’t need to brag. I am who I am whether you know it or not.

“It is the house that is built on the solid rock that will withstand the storm.

“I’m trying to impress myself not you.”

Ever since her debut in 2018, Tems has continued to cement her position in the global music industry.

Her feature on Wizkid’s Essence shot her to global fame in 2020.

The track earned her several accolades including a nomination at the prestigious 2022 Grammy awards for the Best Global performance category.

Most recently, the collaboration won the Favourite R&B Song category at the 50th edition of the American Music Awards.

Tems also earned her bragging rights as an internationally recognised songwriter after she was credited for Rihanna’s come back hit, ‘Lift Me Up’, a soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther ‘Wakanda Forever’ movie.

She was also a major contributor to the vocals and lyrics of Future’s Wait For U. The song which also featured Drake, earned a number 1 spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart a week after its release in April.

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