Video of Tems Talking About Ayra Starr Unsettles Fans: "Wetin Dey do This One?"

Video of Tems Talking About Ayra Starr Unsettles Fans: "Wetin Dey do This One?"

  • Social media users and lovers of Ayra Starr are quite uncomfortable with the way Tems spoke about her during an interview
  • The singer and music producer sat in an interview with National Public Radio, where she praised her colleague
  • However, fans did not like how Tems talked about Mavin signee Ayra Starr and dropped different comments online
  • Music PR strategies, Basito has given his take on this development that has stirred mixed reactions from fans

Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, has caught the attention of social media users following a recent interview in which she spoke about her colleague, Ayra Starr.

The singer has been making headlines since her debut music album, 'Born in the Wild,' hit the airwaves. She even surfaced on Apple Music's number one and pushed down Ayra's TYIT21 within 24 hours of its release.

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Fans blast Tems for calling Ayra a young girl.
Tems gets knocked after she calls Ayra Starr, a young girl, during an interview. Credit: @temsbaby, @ayrastarr
Source: Instagram

Ayra and Tems have hung out together and have been hailed by their fans as two of the best in the game. However, an interview clip of Tems has riled some fans of Ayra.

Tems hails Ayra Starr

Tems' speech during her interview with National Public Radio earned her criticism from fans. She innocently noted that she would love to give flowers to a young girl named Ayra Starr.

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Tems added that Ayra was so hardworking and deserved the accolades.

Some social media users termed her description of Ayra as condescending, adding that she was not as big as she thought.

Watch the interview video below:

Reactions trail Tems' interview

Here is what Nigerians have to say about Tems' video:

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"Mbweke, watin dey do this one?"


"Why is she describing Ayra like that?"


"Wetin dey do this one? Even tiwa wey old pass doesn't talk about ayra like she's 15."


"This one dey talk like say she don spend like 10 years for game… OG isonu."


"All of you that have problem with this girl, are just tems haters , tems is 7 years older than Ayra, and she met Ayra for the first time two years ago."


"This Temmy voice just dey gimme joy."


"If only the male in the industry can be like this…. Their own na so so gbas gbos every morning."


"When did tems enter industry again?"

"She was not condescending" - Basito

Basito, a music PR strategist notable for his unbiased Twitter takes, revealed that Tems was not wrong to address Ayra Starr in this manner.

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"Nah, she was not condescending. She spoke like a regular Nigerian elder sister."

Fans react as Ayra Starr and Tems link up

A video of Nigerian female music superstars Ayra Starr and Tems had people talking on social media.

The clip of the two super-talented singers linking up comes hours after they were seen hanging out together in a studio in London.

Don Jazzy couldn't help but react to the clip, hailing the sheer star power, beauty, and musical talent on display in the trending video.

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