Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems, has revealed that she became a producer in the early stages of her career.
She said that nobody wanted to produce songs for her when she was still up-and-coming so she decided to learn music production.
Tems was speaking during an interview on Jazzys World TV as she noted that she was her own motivation and she told herself that she could it herself.
The songwriter said being a producer helped her to create the sound she’s known for today because she shaped her sound the way she wanted
The Try Me crooner further encouraged everyone to be relentless and go in search of greatness instead of being relaxed.
“No one wanted to produce for me back then and so I said I can do this myself, and it made me create my sound,” she said.
Watch the interview below:
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari recently hailed Afrobeats singer, Temilade Openiyi, known professionally as Tems for once again putting Nigeria in the global spotlight by winning a Grammy Award.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina on Monday, Buhari extolled Tems for her creative prowess.
The songstress made history on February 5th when she won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
The President also lauded Afrobeats star, Burna Boy who went home without a win despite being nominated in two categories.
The statement reads; “President Muhammadu Buhari joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins “‘Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards. President Buhari extols Tems, Temilade Openiyi, for showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence.
“The President lauds all Nigerian nominees for this year’s Grammy, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passion with vigour and continuously reinventing global entertainment, with creativity.
“President Buhari thanks the creative industry, particularly managers, producers and directors, for encouraging talents, like Tems, who have taken Nigeria’s culture and tourism to the world, further displaying the resourcefulness and potential of a great nation. The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory.”