Why I Wore View-Obstructing Dress to 2023 Oscars – Tems
Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems has given her reasons for wearing a view-obstructing dress to the 2023 Oscars.
The prestigious award event was held at the Dolby Centre, Los Angeles, on Sunday and was attended by Hollywood’s finest who stunned in different fashion pieces.
Tems was dressed in a custom white sculptural gown by Ukrainian brand, Lever Couture’s AW22, Leleka Couture collection. The gown which features a large headpiece drew backlash for obstructing the view of fellow audience members at the event.
Speaking with Harper’s Bazzar, Tems in a pre-Oscars interview gave behind-the-scenes details on the controversial gown.
According to the Grammys award winner, she decided to “go all out” and “make the most” of her first Oscars attendance.
“Two years ago, I would’ve said no to this dress,” she said. “But it’s my first Oscars — I am going to go all out. I really wanted to make the most of the day. The dress is also my way of celebrating my work and the people around me, celebrating my country, and celebrating the people that are rooting for me. This dress says ‘Yes, yes, I am here!’”
Speaking 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’.
BBTitans: My Only Priority is Securing My Bag – Khosi
Though a quarter of the housemates have been evicted from the Big Brother Titans reality show, drama still pops up at every turn. The latest is the Khosi and Thabang situationship.
On day 60, Khosi and Thabang, who have been friends from the first day in the house, took their relationship to a romantic level. The duo shared a kiss which seems to have left Thabang feeling vulnerable.
It was evident during Khosi’s podcast tagged ‘Coffee with Khosi’. After the podcast, Thabang told Khosi that he may change after the show, and she needs to get to know him outside of the show.
In response to Thabang’s question about her relationship plans and what this new situation means, Khosi said, ‘The only thing I am prioritizing is securing my bag’. She added that although she liked Thabang, Yemi Cregx, and her mystery man outside the house, she doesn’t have control over them, and whoever wants a relationship with her will have to work for it.
Justin, Khosi, Blaqboi, Yvonne, Kanaga Jnr, and Thabang are up for eviction this week. Vote for your favorite housemate to give them the opportunity to win the ultimate prize of 100,000 dollars. Dial *288# or download the MyDStv or MyGOtv app to vote.
Stop Deceiving Yourself, You Selected Yourself, Not Re-elected, Falz Tells Sanwo-Olu
Popular musician and lawyer, Folarin Falana aka Falz has tackled Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his re-election as Governor of Lagos State.
The Governor in an appreciation post on his verified Twitter handle @jidesanwoolu thanked Lagosians for coming out in their numbers to seal his reelection.
However, his post did not go down well with Falz who promptly responded thus: “You were not re-elected. You selected yourself. Everybody saw it unfold. You are only deceiving yourselves.”
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Sanwo-Olu winner of the governorship poll having polled a total of 762,134 votes to win a second term of four years.
The Labour Party (LP) came second with 312,329 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trailed in third place with 62,449 votes.
BBTitans: I Only Used Blaqboi in Fake Relationship, Nana Confesses As Other Evictees Share Experiences
The Big Brother Titans Reality TV show, already in its 10th week, has witnessed the latest eviction of three housemates. They are Blue Avia, Miracle OP, and Nana. They were evicted from the show on Sunday.
During her chat with Ebuka and Lawrence after her eviction, Nana claimed that she faked her relationship with Blaqboi.
She said, ‘I decided before coming into the house that I won’t date any Nigerian man, and if any came to me, I would only use him as a pawn. Unfortunately, Blaqboi fell into my trap’.
Miracle OP also seemed to retain his dislike for Yemi Creqx even after the latter got evicted from the show. Speaking to Ebuka and Lawrence, Miracle said he lost respect for Yemi Cregx when he noticed some of his actions after getting into the house. He further stated that he noticed some changes in his character before his eviction.
Blue Avia also shared insights into her actions in the house, including her relationship with Yemi Cregx. According to her, the relationship with Yemi Cregx was just her having fun, and she acted like a smooth operator to get ahead.
The BBTitans epic Reality TV show enters a new week, and the pressure seems heightened hust as viewers look forwardto unraveling whatever Biggie has up his sleeves to keep the housemates on their toes.
Accordingvto the organisers, the show promises more drama this week for the viewing pleasure of everyone. And all and sundry are advised to follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #BBTitans.
“Join the GOtv Step-Up train to increase your voting power and save your favorites from eviction. Dial *288# to get started,” a statement from MultiChoice further advised.