Nigerian star Tems announces Kenya tour

Tems rose to global fame after she was featured on WizKid’s summer hit, 'Essence'.

Tems

Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has announced that she would be travelling to Nairobi in the coming months.

Tems rose to global fame in 2020 after she was featured on WizKid’s summer hit 'Essence' which earned her a Grammy nomination.

Wizkid became the first African musician to have a song on the Top 10 Billboard chart as a lead artist, and Tems earned her first Billboard Top 10 hit.

The song became so huge that Justine Bieber jumped on the remix, which won the Best Collaboration Award at the 2022 BET Awards.

She became the first African female musician to win a BET award after she was named the Best International Act at the BET Awards.

Nairobi Kenya, I'll be coming very soon,” Tems announced in a short post.

The Nigerian star was also featured on former US President Barack Obama’s summer playlist, through her single ‘Vibe Out. The song is off Tems’ EP ‘If Orange Was A Place’ that was released in September 2021.

In June, Tems was revealed as one of the songwriters on Beyonce's new album 'Renaissance'.

Tems was credited as one of the songwriters on track 10 'Move' under her full name Temilade Openiyi.

In a recent interview with Apple Music, she revealed that most of her music is freestyle, adding that she and WizKid did not anticipate that the Essence jam would amaze the world as it did.

I recorded it at the beginning of 2020 and there wasn’t any lockdown at the time and the first freestyle he was there. When they played me the beat I was like this is my favourite,” Tems said.

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