On the 2nd of September, Lagosians woke up to an announcement from Drake: large billboards across the state revealed that Nigerian singer Tems will be on Drake’s new album, Certified Lover Boy.
“Hey Nigeria TEMS is on CLB,” the billboard ad reads.
On her Instagram page, Tems, real name Temilade Openiyi, shared a video of the billboard:
“Mans said Nigerians must see TEMS in large font!!😂 CLB on tha wayyy 🦉🕊🌍 @champagnepapi,” she wrote in the caption.
Indeed a surprise but if you have been paying attention to Tems’ fast-rising career, you would have known that it was just a matter of time before landing an international feature.
Drake and Tems on “Fountains”
For Certified Lover Boy, Tems joins Drake on the Afrobeats-inspired 14th track titled “Fountains”.
“I got nothing to admire, taste certain/Baby, longing you make me feel something/I got my eyes on you, pull down the curtain/I’ll be patient with you, no more fighting,” Tems sings on the chorus.