Nigerian Artist Tems Talks About Her Mom, New Album, Drake And More
Iexclusive News Nigeria reports that, Tems a Nigerian artist, arrived on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning on Monday, September 20, 2021, to talk with Laura Stylez and Ebro Darden, who also works for Apple Music.
The Nigerian artist acknowledges that her climb has been meteoric after some amusing hesitancy during the conversation. She also discussed her mother’s reaction to her recent accomplishment.
When asked about her collaboration with Drake on ‘Fountains,’ she says, “Drake played me a beat and he was like, “Would you hop on this?”
“I was like, “Yeah, of course.” And that was basically how it went. That song was recorded [virtually]. I recorded my part in Nigeria.”
When she appeared on Africa Now Radio with Lootlove, she says that, “Honestly, it’s unbelievable, literally. When I said I wanted to work with Drake, I just said it. I wasn’t thinking about it. I used to listen to Drake all the time when I was in high school and growing up and it was just the first thing that came to my mind.
“And for me to actually meet him, work with him, it’s just crazy. It’s crazy and that’s a full testament to God’s blessings, honestly. I can’t quantify how grateful I am, because it’s not anything I did, I’m just making music. And it just seems like I’m attracting all these people and I’m just so grateful honestly.“
She also spoke about her EP, IF ORANGE WAS A PLACE and how it would be different from her album.
She says, “The album is going to be a different thing, definitely. I don’t do the same… I’m someone who likes to do new things all the time.. I have so many experiences that I need to release through my songs. Definitely all new…”