TEMS IS SET TO BECOME A GLOBAL STAR WITH HER FEATURE ON DRAKE'S CERTIFIED LOVER BOY
The moment has come, and Tems is about to become a global star...
Over the last two years Tems has been slowly taking over the music space and claiming her rightfull place as the queen of Alté music. Alté is Nigerian lingo for 'alternative' which means freedom of expression essentially through any medium. The Alté name was first coined by DRB members Teezee and Bojin in their 2014 track “Paper” (“The ladies like me because I'm an Alté guy,”), later used to discuss leftfield styles of music more broadly. The genre gave birth to amazing artists such as Santi and Odunsi who have been waving the Alte flag high for the past 4 years.
When I first heard Tems in 2019 on her single ''Try me'' I knew immediately that she was about to take over. Her amazing song writting and her one of a kind euphonious voice are what set her apart from the very beginning. Her music is based on a lot of R&B and soul but has sprinkle of just enough Alternative influences that it just cuts through, I knew she would become a star from then and now I guess Drake thinks the same. Most people around the world recently discovered Tems on the international smash hit alongside WizKid ''Escence'' and this was the thing that really catapulted her to the world stage. They then released a remix to the song which featured non other than Justin Bieber which further propelled the song to the song of the summer globally.
Today a billboard was errected in Lagos,Nigeria which was quoted with ''Hey Nigeria Tems is on CLB''. Confirming that the nigerian star is to be featured on arguablly one of the most anticipated albums of the year,Certified Lover Boy. Don't get me wrong doing a song with Justin Bieber is a huge moment for any artist but to be featured on a Drake album is a different story. Drake is the biggest musician on the planet and the right feature from him can literally propel you to a whole other world of superstardom.Ask Jorja Smith, or Skepta, or the endless list of artists who have been featured on a Drake song.The amount of attention and respect Drake commands on the world music stage is unpresidented and we believe that this is the moment Tems becomes a global sensation. The album is set to drop September 3rd and only time will tell how this co-sign works out for Tems in the long run but from us her at The Gold Axis we applaud Tems and her team on this amazing feat.