Tems part in Future’s hit single ‘Wait For U’ earned her the Grammy award for ‘Best Melodic Rap performance’ at the recent Grammy awards ceremony. Making her the first female artist from the Nigerian music industry to win a Grammy.
When Tems merged forces with Wizkid for ‘Essence,’ the anthem catapulted the sultry singer into an unexpected stardom. However, with her global recognition, there are many interesting facts about her that people are yet to know about.
Here are six thing you didn’t know about the singer;
She featured her mom on her debut EP
On her debut EP, Tems features the voice of her mother on ’Témìládè Interlude’. The track tells the story of an unshakeable maternal instinct that reassured her mother she’d bear a daughter, whose name was destined to be: Témìládè Openiyi.
She Is Half British
Born to a Nigerian mother and British-Nigerian father, the family moved to England for the first three years of her life, before returning to her home country.
She Wrote Her First Song At Age 17
At 17, she started to venture forwards with music, putting aside her beliefs around her voice not being sufficiently ‘feminine’. At this time, she joined the choir and started learning how to play the piano.
Tems Is A Producer
Up ’til her latest EP, she majorly produced her own beats.
She loves Ghana
Ghana is Tems’ favourite place to watch the sunset. In touch with nature and surroundings, the artwork for ‘If Orange Was A Place’ is meant to resemble the warm tones of a sunset.
Tems connection with British singer, Adele
It was Adele who steered Drake’s attention towards the Nigerian vocalist, which then landed her a spot on the rap icon’s sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’.
Congrats on her new feat! We celebrate you, Tems!
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