Temmie Ovwasa, formerly known as YBNL Princess because she was signed to Olamide’s YBNL record label, has revealed that 4 years of her life was wasted while with the record label.
While speaking on the LITV show NaijaTalk Podcast, Temmie opened up about her life, sexuality, religion, and talent.
Firstly, Temmie said she does not have a religion and therefore doesn’t live her life by the Bible, but her own freewill.
Speaking about her time with YBNL, she said: “To make me sit, to make a person sit for 4 years…It’s not 2018 I left, it’s last year, 2020, and the contract did not expire when I left. I just left because I was tired. Nobody was telling me anything. I was just sitting down there. And I came from Ilorin, I didn’t have anyone here that I’ll say is my family member that’ll come and help my life. So, yeah, it was frustrating. I’m not the only artist that it has happened to. I can mention…. I don’t want to mention their names now.”
She however showered Olamide with praises, calling him an “amazing” and “beautiful” person. She said he is not a trouble maker and doesn’t go out of his way to hurt people. But, she said businesswise, “It cannot work for us
When asked about her sexuality and if her YBNL family knew about her sexuality before signing her, she replied, “I did not put my sexuality out there and it was nobody’s business. I mean, who I f*** is nobody’s business”.
She doubled down on the conversation, insisting that women should be paid for their domestic and sexual services. She explained that “the patriarchy” inspired her post.
“I don’t necessarily think that men should inherently pay for sex. I just think that women should not be having sex with straight men for free. Because the economy, the whole system, is built on the backs of free manual labour, free intellectual labour from women,” she said.
She spoke about how women spend all their time “washing clothes and taking kids to school while daddy is busy trying to do something with his life”, and for this reason, women need to charge men.
She said: “So yeah, I believe that all heterosexual sex is transactional, regardless of if people try to deny it or not.
“The way the system is set up is such that they will tell you, ‘if you want anything from your husband, just be nice to him in the bedroom.’ Please, we need to stop pretending as if these things are not happening. They’re happening within marriages, they’re happening outside of marriages. So, yeah, if you’re a straight woman and you’re having sex with men, I don’t believe you should be having sex with men for free.”
“Because we are all ashewo at the end,” she said, adding, “If I’m walking on the road in Balogun market, nobody knows whether I’m a singer or not, we’re all ashewo. I mean, if you’re sleeping with men, get paid. I can’t relate cos I don’t sleep with men”, she concluded.