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Don’t put me in your religious box, I’m not your saviour, Tems fires back at trolls

The Essence singer has been the subject of debate in the past days following what some social media users tagged her dressing as 'revealing and provocative' when she performs on stage.

By David Adebayo

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tems, has vowed to resist pressure from those who are constantly trying to force their religious beliefs on her, saying she would not be cowed.

The Essence singer has been the subject of debate in the past few days following what some social media users tagged her dressing as ‘revealing and provocative’ when she performs on stage.

Tems in a lengthy Tweet addressed those trying to make her fit into their box of expectations about Christianity, insisting that she is not a Christian savior and won’t try to uphold anyone’s belief about God.

The music star also stated that she has worked so hard for her fans since starting her journey in the music industry in 2018.

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Her statement reads in part: “I don’t know who needs to hear this but I am not your Christian Savior. 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.”

Tems said while she has grown over the years, she would continue to make music for her fans, adding that 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.”

Tems stressed: “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.”

 

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