Nigerian musician Temmie Ovwasa has addressed recent allegations involving her former boss, Olamide, and clarified that there were no claims of physical or sexual abuse.
She emphasized that her grievances stemmed from issues related to the handling of her music career, the lack of structure within the label, personal conflicts with Olamide’s wife, and related challenges.
Temmie revealed that in her final message to Olamide before blocking him, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the settlement stipend offered upon the termination of her employment.
She explained that the amount provided was inadequate to cover her living expenses or secure accommodation in Lagos.
In a lengthy Instagram story, she wrote;
“Again!! I want to make it clearrrrrr. Olamide did not assault me physically or sexually, he never even looked at me that way!!!!
Please don’t go about spreading stup!d lies! I’m talking about my music, the careless way he handled my music, the lack of structure in the label, the fact that they took my name and now I can’t change it. The people around him, and the experience I had with his wife in his house!
I’m saying he could have done better!! I no dey like on top people’s head!!!
Stop coming to my DMS asking about s3xual harassment! He did not do that!!!
What happened to you first artist you signed?
What happened to pelepele? He unlived himself?
The last message I sent before blocking you was that I won’t let this go even with your compensation, that might work for people that don’t know their worth!! You like to play games, I played it with you.
Compensating me for 5 wasted years with money that can’t pay rent and sort out my bills in Lagos. I was already traumatized before I met you, I really thought I was about to finally find freedom. You made it worse.
I’m crawling my way to the top and every step along the way I will stop to tell my story.
Omo oro ni mi, the only thing I fear is a life that’s unfulfilling.
If I lose my life at this point, I made it past the time I thought I’d love for so long. You went behind my back to talk about me knowing it will get me blackl!sted. I’m building something that transcends your industry, I promise you that one”.