Would you believe aa met Wizkid just after releasing her second single? Would you also believe it was Wizkid who contacted Tems first, asking to work with her? Well, think no further for Tems discloses the answer in a recent interview.
In the radio interview with Ebro Darden of Ebro in the Morning, Tems speaks on her first encounter with Wizkid. Briefly after the release of Try Me (2019), her second song, Tems started gaining some buzz. She landed on many people’s radar, one of whom was Wizkid. And the superstar (Wizkid) did not fail to express his love for her sound and wish to work with her.
On how it all played out, “I had ‘Try Me,’ . . . [It] took off in Nigeria,” she says first. Continuing the story, she narrates, “It was from ‘Try Me’ I met Wiz. He heard [the song] and then, we got in together and [recorded] ‘Essence.’”
Essence was included in the release of the Made in Lagos album on 30 October 2020 by Wizkid. Three years later, the song proved to be magical as foretold, scooping multiple awards and plaques around the globe. It would also be the song to give Tems her major international break. Ever since, it has been history (as they say).