Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems has come out to give her reasons for wearing an extravagant dress to the 2023 Oscars.
The prestigious award event was held at the Dolby Centre, Los Angeles, on Sunday and it was graced by Hollywood’s finest who stormed in with different fashion pieces.
Tems was dressed in a custom white sculptural gown by a Ukrainian brand, Lever Couture’s AW22, Leleka Couture collection.
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The gown which features a large headpiece drew a lot of negative reaction from the audience members at the event for obstructing their veiw.
Speaking with Harper’s Bazzar, she gave details on the controversial gown.
On her recent groundbreaking achievements on the international music scene, the ‘Crazy Tings’ singer said this was just the beginning for her.
Tems mentioned that her collaboration with musical giants like Beyonce and Rihanna were indications she was on the “right path”.
“If the biggest women in the world love my work to such an extent that they are working with me, then that must say something. My work is actually reaching places, it’s making some type of impact.
“And that is insane! I really am just trying to keep my feet on the ground and continue running and doing things that are a hundred per cent authentic to me. Evolving, learning, growing. It’s just the beginning for me,” she said.
With her collaboration with singer Rihanna; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, for the movie’s soundtrack, ‘Lift Me Up’, Tems was nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars
The category was however won by Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj for ‘Naatu Naatu’.
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