Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly referred to as Tems has given her causes for selecting to put on her ‘view-blocking’ outfit to the 2023 Oscars.
Tems was wearing a customized white sculptural robe by Ukrainian model, Lever Couture’s AW22, Leleka Couture assortment. The robe which options a big headpiece drew backlash for obstructing the view of fellow viewers on the occasion.
The distinguished award occasion was held on the Dolby Centre, Los Angeles, on Sunday night time, March 12 and was attended by Hollywood’s most interesting who surprised in numerous trend items.
Talking with Harper’s Bazzar, Tems in a pre-Oscars interview gave behind-the-scenes particulars on the controversial robe.
In keeping with the Grammy award winner, she determined to “go all out” and “take advantage of” of her first Oscars attendance, which was why she wore the outfit. In her phrases:
“Two years in the past, I might’ve mentioned no to this costume. Nevertheless it’s my first Oscars — I’m going to go all out. I actually wished to take advantage of the day. The costume can also be my approach of celebrating my work and the folks round me, celebrating my nation, and celebrating the folks which can be rooting for me. This costume says ‘Sure, sure, I’m right here!’”
Talking on her latest groundbreaking achievements on the worldwide music scene, the ‘Loopy Tings’ singer mentioned this was only the start for her. Tems talked about that her collaboration with musical giants like Beyonce and Rihanna have been indications she is on the “proper path”. Tems added:
“If the largest ladies on this planet love my work to such an extent that they’re working with me, then that should say one thing. My work is definitely reaching locations, it’s making some kind of influence.
“And that’s insane! I actually am simply making an attempt to maintain my toes on the bottom and proceed working and doing issues which can be 100% genuine to me. Evolving, studying, rising. It’s only the start for me.”
Along with her collaboration with singer Rihanna; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, for the film’s soundtrack, ‘Carry Me Up’, Tems was nominated for Greatest Unique Tune at this yr’s Oscars
The class was nonetheless received by Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj for ‘Naatu Naatu’.