YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NIGERIAN SONGWRITER BEHIND YOUR SONG OF THE SUMMER.
The Nigerian singers Tems and WizKid have come together and snatched the Instagram Reels algorithm in their hands. Their song “Essence” was released earlier in the spring but it has been everywhere this summer — most likely on one of everyones favorite playlists.
The Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer first caught the attention of the mainstream music industry when “Mr. Rebel,” the single she performed and composed, became a hit in 2018. She followed up with “Looku Looku” and “Try Me” earning much love from fans who have since labeled themselves “rebels.
If you’ve yet to dive into the discography of this amazing talent or wish to learn more about the performer, see below five things to know about Tems
01 She Wasn’t Always Sure She Could Sing Professionally
02 She’s A Former Marketing Executive
03 She made fast A Presidential Stamp of Approval
WizKid’s “Essence” featuring Tems made its way onto Barack Obama’s favorite music of 2020 playlist meaning that there’s a very good chance your next cookout will feature the same tunes as our forever Commander-in-chief.
04 She’s An Accomplished Producer
05 She’s An Alicia Keys Fan
Tems also told The Fader that the first song she ever learned to “properly sing,” is Keys’ powerhouse ballad “If I Ain’t Got You.”