The sweet arresting harmonies of Nigeria’s Tems and GoodGirl La
Beautiful 25-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer Tems (born Temilade Openiyi) has set the industry on fire ever since she came on the scene with her hit single “Mr. Rebel”.
She released two more singles “Looku Looku” and ”Try me”. Her rise has earned Tems her own legion of fans, who call themselves ‘the rebel gang’. She approaches music with the freedom to express and experiment.
Tems is far from the typical break out talent in the Nigerian music industry. According to her, her music undoubtedly comes from her soul and its written “for people who feel misunderstood and wants to be free”.
She writes, sings, and produces her music by herself and when her clutch on these three specialties comes together, it becomes a beautiful whole as you hear on her song “Mr. Rebel”.
Good Girl La is the girl next door, her break out single ‘Faraway” cemented her as one artist to watch out for. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter has been steadily releasing a trickle of singles such as her spiritual jam “Bless Me” and “Pina”.
Born Euphemia Ekwumah in Ajegunle, Lagos, the singer left the University of Calabar and her home at 19 to pursue a career in music.
As of today, ”Faraway” and “Bless Me” have a combined 1.5 million views on youtube.
After she got signed to The Zone Agency run by Osagie Osarenz in the final quarter of 2018, talk commenced about an album. Of the songs recorded, 15 were chosen and those were dropped down to eight for the EP.
On her album- LA Confidential, emotions and authentic sounds took center stage, and each song told a relatable story.
Afro-fusion artiste, Tems, and GoodGirl La are on a clear path to becoming one of the finest acts in the country.
They continue to show their versatility with their performances and sounds.