Coachella: Tems Awes Crowd As She Brings Wizkid and Justin Bieber on Stage to Perform Their Classic

Coachella: Tems Awes Crowd As She Brings Wizkid and Justin Bieber on Stage to Perform Their Classic

  • Nigerian fast-rising singer Tems surprised her fans during her debut appearance at Coachella 2024
  • The soul artist, during her stage performance, brought Wizkid and Justin Bieber as they joined to sing their viral 2022 hit song
  • Videos from the grand event captured by Wizkid's manager, Jada P, spurred some interesting reactions online

Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, best known as Tems, thrilled her audience during her debut performance at Coachella 2024 on Sunday night, April 14.

The event, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, US, witnessed the moment Tems recruited one of America's biggest pop artists, Justin Bieber, and Nigeria's international star, Wizkid, for one of her pivotal moments.

Wizkid, Tems, Justin Bieber perform at Coachella 2024
Tems brings Justin Bieber and Wizkid on stage at Coachella 2024. Credit: @ewizkidsource, @temsszn, @justinbeiber
Source: Instagram

Tems initially teased her fans before the performance by writing on X:

"Coachella! I’m too exciteddd I have a surprise tonight."

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In a snippet shared by Wizkid's talent manager, Jada P, the Nigerian diva spurred a frenzy in the crowd when Bieber and Wizkid joined her on stage for a rendition of their hit song 'Essence.'

Originally released in 2020, featuring international Afrobeats sensation Wizkid and US star Bieber, Essence eventually gained traction, reaching the Billboard charts nine months later.

Tems reached a historic milestone in September 2021 when Essence topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, making history. The song also made its way onto the Billboard Hot 100, which peaked at No. 9, making it the first Afrobeats song to reach that level.

Watch the video below:

Nigerians react to video of Tems and Bieber on stage compiled the reactions below:


"While some dey beg on their knees, my popsy dey Coachella."

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"She called BIG WIZ Legend!"


"This song hit pass Davido all music career I came I peace."


"See as Tems Dey look big Wiz while going out, like say she no want make he leave this stage again."


"Justin Bieber dun turn John Cena? Because I can't see him."


"Make Davido dey play ooo."


"Wizkid dey stage dey perform the other one dey woman house dey mumu."

Wizkid 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 a recent 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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