iexclusivenews – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year, attracting music lovers from all over the world.
The 2024 edition of the festival promises to be a spectacular showcase of diverse and talented artists, with some of the biggest names in pop, rock, hip-hop, reggaeton, and more.
Among the performers who will grace the stages of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, are three rising stars from Africa: Tems, Tyla, and Spinall.
These artists represent the vibrant and dynamic music scene of the continent, and are set to deliver unforgettable performances that will captivate the audience.
Tems: The Nigerian Singer-Songwriter
Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who has been making waves in the global music industry.
She rose to prominence after being featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single “Essence“, which peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of the remix version with Justin Bieber.
The song earned her a Grammy Award nomination. That same year, she was featured on the song “Fountains” by Drake.
In 2020, Tems released her debut extended play, For Broken Ears. Her second extended play, If Orange Was a Place (2021), was released after she signed a record deal with RCA Records.
In 2022, Tems’ vocals from her song “Higher” were sampled by Future on his single, “Wait for U“, which led to her being credited as a featured artist alongside Drake on the song.
It debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first African artist to debut at number one and the second Nigerian artist to top the chart.
The song earned her the Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Tems has a distinctive voice and style that blends alternative R&B, Afrobeats, and soul.
She writes and produces most of her songs, drawing inspiration from her personal experiences and emotions.
Tems has been praised for her authenticity, versatility, and originality, and has been compared to artists like Lauryn Hill, Sade, and Amy Winehouse.
She has also collaborated with other notable artists such as Khalid, Disclosure, Wale, and Rema.
Tems is one of the most influential and successful female artists in Africa, and has received many accolades, including a Grammy Award, two NAACP Image Awards, three BET Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards .
She also co-wrote the song “Lift Me Up“ by Rihanna, which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Tems is expected to perform some of her hit songs, such as “Try Me”, “Damages”, “Free Mind”, and “No Woman, No Cry” (a cover of Bob Marley’s classic) at Coachella 2024.
She will also showcase some of her new material from her upcoming debut album, which is slated for release later this year.
Tyla: The South African Popstar
Tyla is a South African singer, songwriter, and dancer who is breaking boundaries and records with her catchy and colorful pop music.
She rose to fame in 2020 with her viral TikTok hit, “Getting Late“, which featured Kooldrink.
The song became a global sensation, reaching over 100 million streams on Spotify and topping the charts in several countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and France .
In 2021, Tyla released her debut extended play, Baby Boy, which featured collaborations with DaBaby, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yxng Bane.
The EP showcased her diverse musical influences, ranging from Afro-pop, R&B, dancehall, and hip-hop. She also released a deluxe edition of the EP, which included remixes by Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and Diplo.
Tyla is the youngest and first female South African artist to sign a global deal with Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
She is also the first South African artist to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she delivered a stunning rendition of “Getting Late” with Kooldrink.
Tyla has a vibrant and charismatic personality that shines through her music and performances.
She is known for her colorful outfits, hairstyles, and accessories, as well as her energetic and captivating dance moves.
Tyler has been inspired by artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake, and Burna Boy, and has been hailed as the next big thing in pop music.
She is set to perform some of her popular songs, such as “Getting Late”, “Jerusalema“, “Deeper”, and “I’m So High” at Coachella 2024.
Tyler will also debut some of her new songs from her upcoming debut album, which is expected to be released in early 2024.
Spinall: The Nigerian DJ and Producer Who Is Spinning Magic
Spinall is a Nigerian DJ, record producer, and songwriter who is known for his eclectic and electrifying mixes of various genres of music, such as Afrobeats, hip-hop, house, and dancehall.
He is one of the most sought-after and respected DJs in Africa, and has performed at some of the biggest events and venues in the world, such as the O2 Arena, the BET Awards, the MTV Africa Music Awards, and the Global Citizen Festival .
Spinall is also a prolific and successful producer, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the African and international music scene, such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Niniola, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Kranium, Wande Coal, and more.
He has released five studio albums, namely My Story (2015), Ten (2016), Dreams (2017), Iyanu (2018), and Grace (2020). His albums have featured hit songs such as “Baba”, “Ohema”, “Nowo”, “Dis Love”, “Sere”, and “Everytime”.
Spinall is the first African DJ to be endorsed by Pepsi, and the first Nigerian DJ to tour the United States and the United Kingdom.
He is also the founder and CEO of TheCAP Music, a record label and entertainment company that aims to promote and support African music and culture.
DJ Spinall has won several awards and nominations, including the Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best DJ, the City People Music Award for DJ of the Year, and the Soundcity MVP Award for African DJ of the Year
He is expected to deliver a thrilling and unforgettable performance at Coachella 2024, where he will showcase his skills and versatility as a DJ and producer.
Spinall will also play some of his latest and greatest songs, as well as some of the hottest and freshest tunes from the African and global music scene.
What You Should Know
Coachella 2024 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and diverse festivals ever, with a lineup that features some of the best and brightest artists from different genres and regions of the world.
The six-day festival promises to be a memorable event. You can enjoy the music of Peso Pluma, J Balvin, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Jon Baptiste, Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, DJ Snake, and many others.
The 2024 Coachella festival will feature some of the hottest names in the music industry, such as Lana Del Rey, Tyler The Creator, and Doja Cat, who will deliver stunning performances on the main stage.
Since 2019, when Burna Boy made his debut, Coachella has been a platform for Nigerian music stars to showcase their talent.
In 2020, Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 Band, who were nominated for a Grammy, rocked the Coachella stage, followed by CKay’s unforgettable show in 2022.
Burna Boy came back as a prominent act in 2023.
Tems, Tyla, and Spinall are among the African stars who will be representing the continent and its rich and vibrant music and culture.
They are also among the artists who are making history and breaking records with their achievements and innovations.
They are definitely the ones to watch and listen to at Coachella 2024, and beyond..