“I Really Wanted to Make The Most of the Day” – Tems Explains Why She Wore an Extravagant Dress to Oscars

Nigerian musician, Temilade Openiyi, a.k.a. Tems has given an explanation for why she decided to attend the 2023 Oscars in an outfit that would obstruct other people’s views.

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At the renowned awards event held on Sunday at the Dolby Centre in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s elite sparkled in a variety of attire.

Tems wore a specially designed white sculptural gown from Ukrainian fashion label Lever Couture’s AW22 Leleka Couture collection. The large headdress on the garment drew criticism for blocking the sight of other spectators.

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Tems gave Harper’s Bazzar an inside look at the divisive dress during a pre-Oscars interview.

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!’”

The singer of “Crazy Tings” asserted that her recent history-making accomplishments on the international music industry were just the beginning for her. Because of her collaborations with well-known artists like Beyoncé and Rihanna, Tems claimed that 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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