Melodious Moment as Tems Speaks on Her Journey to Global Recognition: “My Life Is a Testimony”

Melodious Moment as Tems Speaks on Her Journey to Global Recognition: “My Life Is a Testimony”

  • Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, stated that her life is a testimony
  • Tems made the statement on July 2, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana, while delivering a prologue at the Essence Festival
  • Recall that Tems rose to prominence after featuring on Wizkid's Essence, released in his Made In Lagos album in 2020

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Grammy award-winning Afrobeats star Tems has described her journey to the global spotlight as testimony.

The singer talked about her journey from Lagos to becoming a well-known figure worldwide.

Tems, Tems on stage
Singer Tems is grateful for her journey so far. Credit: @temsszn
Source: Instagram

Delivering a prologue at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States, on July 2, 2023, Tems said:

"You know, my life is a testimony. I guess, for those who don’t understand, I’m from Lagos, Nigeria."

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The singer then gave a performance with Wizkid. They did the groundbreaking song, Essence, and with their electrifying connection, the pair serenaded the audience.

Tems became a household name in 2020 after grabbing the stage as a guest on Wizkid's song Essence, off his album "Made In Lagos."

After a remix version featuring Canadian pop artist Justin Bieber was released in 2021, the song reached its highest peak at the ninth spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 list.

Since then, Tems has collaborated with international superstars, including Rihanna, Drake, Future, and Beyoncé.

See the video below:

Tems makes history as she bags Grammy award

Some weeks ago, reported that congratulatory messages poured in for the Nigerian music diva after she smiled home with her very first Grammy award.

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The music powerhouse snagged the coveted award for her efforts on international rapper, Future’s Wait For You.

"Congratulations to her. But Tems isn't the first female Nigerian to win a Grammy. Sade ADU is, as a matter of fact has 4 Grammies to her name," an IG user wrote.

Unfortunately, her colleague Burna Boy, who was nominated in two different Grammy categories, lost out to others.

Wizkid confused as he’s asked to choose between Tems and Burna Boy

Meanwhile, reported that top Nigerian singer Wizkid caused an online buzz after opening up on some of his preferences during an interview.

In a video making the rounds on social media, the More Love, Less Ego star played the This or That game with the interviewer, where he was given options and asked to pick one of them.

The much-loved singer also seemed to have been put into a tight corner when he was asked to choose between Tems and Burna Boy.


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