BET 2022 Best International Act Tems and the most sought-after musician at the moment caused a stir when she tweeted she is coming to Nairobi soon! The tweet which has been like more than 40K times so far has over 5000 RTs and 1k plus replies. The Nigerian singer and songwriter shared this right after what looked like an epic London tour.
Kenyans on Twitter could not hold their excitement at the possibility of seeing one of the top musicians in the world right now. Temilade Openeyi featured in WizKid’s album on the single Essense and her career has taken off since then. We are talking a Grammy nomination and collaborations with international musicians such as Drake and recently Beyoncé.
She also has two EPs; For Broken Ears and Orange Was a Place. Her popular singles include Crazy Things and Damages. Her latest song featured in the new Wakanda movie No Woman, No Cry debuted at #1 on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart. Tem’s vocal prowess and stage presence are exceptional which is why most of us are excited to see her perform.
As for the Twitter reactions; a number of tweets targeted the organizers of the concert urging them not to disappoint with logistics of the event such as the venue and security.
Some of the reactions on Twitter; “
I hate working omg, lakini pesa ya Tems ; Fadhili
Is @temsbaby seeing how other artists are excited for Kenya? Babe come. Joan Melly
Me at the front row seats of your concert trying to get noticed. Nosetalgia
My mama: Wait, who sold the house? Me at the Tems Concert… Maya Amolo
Tebu mvote vipoa ndio tuende tuone Tems in Peace. Gicheru Lawrence
If the poster won’t have “Tems and conditions apply” they will have failed this city. Wafunya
About to remix how Tems is an important person in Tech so my parents give me money to go see her. Hogwarts Skank
Female Nigerian artist FAVE is also due to perform at Thrift Social this weekend, Earlier this year Ayra Starr put on a killer show alongside Bien.