Nigerian breakout star Tems has released new single “Crazy Things” produced by Ghanaian record producer Guilty Beatz. Crazy Things is off Tems upcoming EP If Orange Was a Place, which is out September 15.
Tems has had a very steady rise in the Nigerian Music industry and breaking into the Global music space. In 2018, Tems recorded “Mr Rebel”, a song of her own composition. In August 2019, she released the single “Try Me”. In 2020, DJ Edu chose her as one of “ten artists to watch” that year.
She was recruited that year by American singer Khalid to join him and fellow Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeats remix of “Know Your Worth”. Her single “Damages” from her For Broken Ears EP became another follow-up hit to “Try Me”, peaking at number six on the then-newly launched TurnTable Top 50 (a Nigerian chart) and garnering 2.7 million views on YouTube.
In 2020, her collaboration with Wizkid on their song “Essence” earned her a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart and also earned her first career entry on Billboard Hot 100.
On 8 November 2020, she was included in The Future Awards Africa: Class of 2020. In December 2020, Tems and fellow Nigerian artist Omah Lay were arrested in Uganda while there for a live performance for violating COVID-19 safety laws. They were later released and the charges were dropped.
On 2 September 2021, It was announced on billboards in Lagos that Tems was set to feature on singer Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album.
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