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I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by Mhojohub: 11:26am On Nov 22
[img][/img]Blessed with an array of gifts and talents which include singing, composing, poetry and art, Temmie has chosen to use her gifts to not only entertain but also inspire, and she is doing both simultaneously. With her great storytelling skills, divinity, and resolve to live truly, the 23-year-old multi-faceted musician has created a project so profound its power can be felt in every shade possible.

Signed to Olamide Adedeji’s YBNL as an impressionable 19-year-old back in April 2016, Temmie Ovwasa worked with the label for 4 years and had just 4 songs released in those years before the relationship ended.

Musical paradise anyone?

You want to know what it feels like taking a deep dive into a musical paradise? ‘E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me’ is the portal. Her insane vocal command brought to the fore via the robust dynamism of her voice is nothing short of awesome. Deep-soul-inspired vocals are employed on many of the songs affirming her faith in this genre which is often thought to be reserved for big, flamboyant voices. By the time I was done listening, I was on a natural high. The next couple of days saw me diving deeper in the melodic and rhythmic tune employed on the project and her lyrics, oh her words!

Rather than rehash her past musical steps or follow the crowd, Temmie Ovwasa put into motion a surprising yet overdue strut towards more adult-oriented content on this new project, and even though she dabbled a few times in that deeply rooted vintage sound, she created a balance between two realms to achieve varying degrees of success. From her love notes on ‘Ayanfe’ and ‘Osunwemimo’ to her vivid description of passionate sex on the vintage-sounding ‘37 times’ down to tracks like ‘E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me’, ‘Existential Crisis’ and ‘Never Gon Blow,’ Temmie Ovwasa’s debut album is finely structured around the chunky casserole of the everyday struggle of an average queer Nigerian.

Temmie Ovwasa

Temmie explicitly asserted her independence with this album, a move I was a person is proud of beyond words. She is out and proud, and will no longer be bullied into silence. This project which I have chosen to see more like a break-up letter addressed to the hogwash societal norms and beliefs that insist on hate, prejudice, inequality and a love note addressed to the liberated self and God. This project is nothing short of art in its purest and most vivid form, it is also an album that re-introduced us to Temmie the adult human being, and Temmie as the ‘God’ she sees herself.

Favorite tracks:
E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me
Existential Crisis
Elejo Wewe
Never Gon Blow
Ayanfe
Osunwemimo
37 Times
I Don’t Give A Bleep About You
Elejo Wewe
Malaika

Ready for the interview? Let's go!

Who is Temmie Ovwasa?

Temmie: Temmie Ovwasa is a Radical Queer Feminist, a thinker, a person who constantly questions and makes a point to challenge the status quo. Art just happens to be an outlet.

The album title ‘E be Like say dem swear for me,’ What inspired the title? Also, can you mention one or two of your favorite tracks and how autobiographical they are?

Temmie: At a point in my life and sometimes I still feel like “dem swear for me”. I’m a hypersensitive thinker, living in a society that has constantly refused to update its philosophies, I’m an empath in a violent country sometimes also contributing to the mess because you need a certain level of privilege to totally detach from the mess...A Non-binary Queer (woman) person living in Nigeria, living with mental illness in a country that still stigmatizes mental illness. It’s just a lot of things, to be honest. Sometimes “E be like say dem swear for me”. My Favourite is ‘Osunwemimo’, I love black women and singing about one was the most liberating experience.

Eroticism is a central theme on this album, your flawless depiction of sexuality, sex as the art that it is, is celebratory. I personally must commend your brilliant depiction of this form of intimacy. Can you shed light on why this was a major theme on the album?

Temmie Ovwasa:

Temmie: I think it was important for me to sing from the perspective that women hardly ever sing from. A place of being in charge of my body, my sexuality, owning the fact that I’m a sexual being and my sexual decisions are mine alone. Men have made sexual music forever and that’s normalized. As I said, I’m challenging the status quo. Taking up space.

Quick one, what role do you think porn plays in how people understand, consume, and express self, & sexuality?

Temmie: Porn… as much as I think the concept is

Full interview here:

https://mhojohub.com/temmie-ovwasa-my-battles-with-mental-illness-being-a-queer-woman-and-my-music/

Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by NoFucksToGive: 11:29am On Nov 22
Mhojohub:
[img][/img]Blessed with an array of gifts and talents which include singing, composing, poetry and art, Temmie has chosen to use her gifts to not only entertain but also inspire, and she is doing both simultaneously. With her great storytelling skills, divinity, and resolve to live truly, the 23-year-old multi-faceted musician has created a project so profound its power can be felt in every shade possible.

Signed to Olamide Adedeji’s YBNL as an impressionable 19-year-old back in April 2016, Temmie Ovwasa worked with the label for 4 years and had just 4 songs released in those years before the relationship ended.

Musical paradise anyone?

You want to know what it feels like taking a deep dive into a musical paradise? ‘E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me’ is the portal. Her insane vocal command brought to the fore via the robust dynamism of her voice is nothing short of awesome. Deep-soul-inspired vocals are employed on many of the songs affirming her faith in this genre which is often thought to be reserved for big, flamboyant voices. By the time I was done listening, I was on a natural high. The next couple of days saw me diving deeper in the melodic and rhythmic tune employed on the project and her lyrics, oh her words!

Rather than rehash her past musical steps or follow the crowd, Temmie Ovwasa put into motion a surprising yet overdue strut towards more adult-oriented content on this new project, and even though she dabbled a few times in that deeply rooted vintage sound, she created a balance between two realms to achieve varying degrees of success. From her love notes on ‘Ayanfe’ and ‘Osunwemimo’ to her vivid description of passionate sex on the vintage-sounding ‘37 times’ down to tracks like ‘E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me’, ‘Existential Crisis’ and ‘Never Gon Blow,’ Temmie Ovwasa’s debut album is finely structured around the chunky casserole of the everyday struggle of an average queer Nigerian.

Temmie Ovwasa

Temmie explicitly asserted her independence with this album, a move I was a person is proud of beyond words. She is out and proud, and will no longer be bullied into silence. This project which I have chosen to see more like a break-up letter addressed to the hogwash societal norms and beliefs that insist on hate, prejudice, inequality and a love note addressed to the liberated self and God. This project is nothing short of art in its purest and most vivid form, it is also an album that re-introduced us to Temmie the adult human being, and Temmie as the ‘God’ she sees herself.

Favorite tracks:
E Be Like Say Dem Swear For Me
Existential Crisis
Elejo Wewe
Never Gon Blow
Ayanfe
Osunwemimo
37 Times
I Don’t Give A Bleep About You
Elejo Wewe
Malaika

Ready for the interview? Let's go!

Who is Temmie Ovwasa?

Temmie: Temmie Ovwasa is a Radical Queer Feminist, a thinker, a person who constantly questions and makes a point to challenge the status quo. Art just happens to be an outlet.

The album title ‘E be Like say dem swear for me,’ What inspired the title? Also, can you mention one or two of your favorite tracks and how autobiographical they are?

Temmie: At a point in my life and sometimes I still feel like “dem swear for me”. I’m a hypersensitive thinker, living in a society that has constantly refused to update its philosophies, I’m an empath in a violent country sometimes also contributing to the mess because you need a certain level of privilege to totally detach from the mess...A Non-binary Queer (woman) person living in Nigeria, living with mental illness in a country that still stigmatizes mental illness. It’s just a lot of things, to be honest. Sometimes “E be like say dem swear for me”. My Favourite is ‘Osunwemimo’, I love black women and singing about one was the most liberating experience.

Eroticism is a central theme on this album, your flawless depiction of sexuality, sex as the art that it is, is celebratory. I personally must commend your brilliant depiction of this form of intimacy. Can you shed light on why this was a major theme on the album?

Temmie Ovwasa:

Temmie: I think it was important for me to sing from the perspective that women hardly ever sing from. A place of being in charge of my body, my sexuality, owning the fact that I’m a sexual being and my sexual decisions are mine alone. Men have made sexual music forever and that’s normalized. As I said, I’m challenging the status quo. Taking up space.

Quick one, what role do you think porn plays in how people understand, consume, and express self, & sexuality?

Temmie: Porn… as much as I think the concept is

Full interview here:

https://mhojohub.com/temmie-ovwasa-my-battles-with-mental-illness-being-a-queer-woman-and-my-music/

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Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by dawnomike(m): 11:33am On Nov 22
I wish her all the best... O prefer her days with YBNL
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 11:33am On Nov 22
Damage control.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 11:35am On Nov 22
Reverse damage control.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by SAMBARRY: 12:10pm On Nov 22
Disturbed children bereft of parental love and guidance springing up everywhere everyday

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Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by illicit(m): 12:10pm On Nov 22
There's nothing sexy about this one abeg....

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Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 12:14pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
Disturbed children bereft of parental love and guidance springing up everywhere everyday
Hello iya wura.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by SAMBARRY: 12:16pm On Nov 22
ahnie:

Hello iya wura.
my dear bawoni? wink

Quite a while smiley
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by OchoL: 12:34pm On Nov 22
She looks like someone who lacks proper feminine hygiene and smells so bad down there

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Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by aminusodiq(m): 1:21pm On Nov 22
crythe
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:47pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:48pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:48pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:51pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:51pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:52pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ahnie(f): 1:54pm On Nov 22
SAMBARRY:
my dear bawoni? wink
Quite a while smiley
iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by SAMBARRY: 2:10pm On Nov 22
ahnie:

iya'wa mo wa pa jare.omo'mi nko.
owajare cheesy

Ode dear.gbogbo Ara Ile enko? cheesy


Shetin prepare fun detty December? grin cheesy
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by ednut1(m): 5:08pm On Nov 22
Wont be surprised she commits suicide soon.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by HolySpiritspeed(f): 5:39pm On Nov 22
ednut1:
Wont be surprised she commits suicide soon.
May the good Lord be with her. She sha needs help.
Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by Gerrard59(m): 6:15pm On Nov 22
They are always ugly. I have never come across a "queer/binary/gay" person who is either beautiful or handsome.

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Re: I Am A Non- Binary Queer Woman In Nigeria - Former YBNL Princess Temmie Ovwasa by Palehair: 7:51pm On Nov 22
Gerrard59:
They are always ugly. I have never come across a "queer/binary/gay" person who is either beautiful or handsome.
Which one? Male or female? Because the male ones are obsessed with beauty

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