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Tems’s Recalls How Her Debut Album Delayed Due to Health Issues


Sensational singer, Temilade Openiyi a.k.a Tems opens up on how an illness had made her delay the release of her debut album. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Tems—who rose to prominence in 2020 after featuring on Wizkid’s summer hit song “Essence”—revealed that the sickness that required surgery and a six-month recuperation period had delayed the release of her debut album, which was originally slated for 2021.

The Oscar-nominated diva clarified that in its place, she published her second lengthy play, “If Orange Was a Place.” She added that some of the inspiration for her new music, which was about accepting life as a warrior, came from her battle to regain health.

Although, the singer failed the specify what illness it was that had demanded her undergoing a surgery.

Tems said:

“Being a warrior is about not giving up; even if they cut your leg, you walk on your knees, you fight on your knees using what you have — and that’s good enough.”

It is worth noting that On June 7, Tems’ eagerly awaited and highly anticipated debut album, “Born In The Wild,” will be released. The same month, she will begin her first global headline tour.