How Tems caused delayed release of my debut album – Tyla

South African singer and songwriter, Tyla has recounted how Nigerian superstar, Temilade Openiyi aka Tems caused a delay in the release of her debut album.

She said Tems sent in her verse for the track titled “NO 1” just as she was about to submit it to her record label, so she had to tell them to hold on.

How Tems caused delayed release of my debut album - Tyla

Tyla made this disclosure during a recent chat on MTV Live, as she noted that she accorded Tems the status of “Queen” of African music hence why she was given preferential treatment per the project.

The ‘Water’ hit-maker also revealed that she has been working on her debut album named ‘Tyla’ after herself, for almost three years. She finally released the eponymous debut music project last Friday and it contains 14 tracks.

Speaking on the project, Tyla said; “I was about to submit the album then Tems sent her verse over and I was like wait, Tems just sent a song, I mean she’s the Queen.”

In other entertainment news…

Nigerian actor, Uzor Arukwe has recounted an experience during his early days in the movie industry that made him vow to himself that he will become successful.

He said he was cast for a minor role and the call time was 9am but he arrived at the venue for the shoot by 8am, however, the lead actor did not show up until 1 pm.

According to Arukwe, he waited endlessly for food, but he was not served any and surprisingly the lead actor who came late got food immediately.

He said that he had to leave around 11pm even his scene had not been shot and the production manager was shouting at him for leaving before time.

The Nollywood star said his pay for the role was N10,000 and he went from Lagos Island to FESTAC for the shoot with the last money on him.

His story was in response to a media executive that asked; “As a newbie actor or film crew in Nollywood, quote this tweet with the weirdest experience you had on a movie set that made you think “You must blow by fire by force””

Arukwe wrote; “Call time was 9am. I got to set at 8am & they didn’t set up until 11am. The lead actor kept everyone waiting & didn’t get on set until 1pm. I waited all through with no food but the lead actor that came in after me got food immediately. I left around 11pm & still didn’t shoot.

The PM called me the next day asking me what rights I had to leave the set when they hadn’t shot my scene. The painful part was that I went from Island to Festac for the shoot with practically my last cash & the pay was 10k. O boy, eyes don see, but we thank God for grace.”