Tems explains much-criticised Oscar dress

The musician attended the 95th academy awards

• Tweeps slammed the Nigerian singer for blocking the view of other attendees.

• Tems was nominated for her contribution in the Rihanna track 'Lift Me Up'.

Tems attended the 95th academy awards wearing a gorgeous white gown. She stole the show on the red carpet but was slammed for the dress when she sat down together with other nominees at the Dolby Theatre.

Tweeps slammed the Nigerian singer for blocking the view of other attendees at the Oscars. Responding to trolls on Twitter, she simply wrote "Ooops" as she shared some photos rocking the white gown.


Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, Tems said she would have said no to the dress two years ago

"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!'

She added, "If I see a limitation, I cure it. Any limitation that I find in myself or things that are hindering progress, I reject that. My normal state of being is without limitations. Who I am is without limitations. Limitation is a foreign thing to me. I'm going to go and go and go and go and go and go and go and reach and reach and reach and reach till I literally cannot anymore—which is till I die. Like till the grave!

All of this, to me, is an open door. Not just for me, but for everybody who is from where I'm from. If I can do it, they can do it. I’m happy that I got to fight, and I want to let people know that they should fight for every single thing that they believe in. It's not easy, but once you have a plan, once you know who you are and you know where you're going, every single thing sorts itself out."

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