I Was 19, Queer And Just Excited To Be In The Closet – Temmie Ovwasa.
Temmie Owvasa also referred to as YBNL Princess, is a box that keeps opening. She is more than what you see on your TV screens. You know about her hit singles, from ‘Jabole‘ down to ‘Bamidele‘.
Temmie often referred to as the YBNL Princess is a self taught guitarist, an amazing guitarist to the core and also a student at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso.
Ovwasa reacted to claims that she got signed to singer, Olamide’s record label, YBNL, because ‘she is the girl everyone is sleeping with, several tweets revealed that she was 19-years-old at the time and she was still hiding her sexuality when she joined the record label.
The ‘Jabole’ crooner said that she identifies as queer- an umbrella term used for people whose sexual orientation is not exclusively heterosexual and it can be used by anyone under the LGBTQ spectrum.
During her speech, she highlighted some challenges singers as a lady face in the entertainment industry.
“Someone once said that I was signed to YBNL because I’m the girl everyone is phyuking, I was 19, Queer af and just excited to be in the closet.
Had to deal with answering stupid questions about men and my sexuality on live TV. While my male counterparts were focusing on the music. “The misogyny in the music industry breaks me!! The fact that it’s normalized phyuks with my head.
Next time you listen to the radio take note of how many Female artists have their songs played. One day I’ll be talking my shit, Not today tho… Today we masturbate and drink wine. “I still get referred to as “that girl they signed”
Let me tell you about the “one woman spot”, it is no privilege, your life is not an audition! None of those men had/have nothing on me. But we thank God for patriarchal privilege and bored people who are easily impressed,”
Not withstanding, a fan of hers tweeted that record labels spend less quality time promoting their female artist.
Temmie Owvasa replied saying:
“I was signed for 5 years! 5 phyuking years!!! Recorded back to back!
So yes, they’re misogynistic phyuks.
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