Nigerian artiste, Tems is one of the talented artiste and songwriters who is reported to have co-written the latest single, ‘Lift me up’ for worldwide sensation, Rihanna.
Tems disclosed on her Instagram page where she said that she’s so excited for the opportunity to write for one of the greatest singers, Rihanna. “Blessed to have written this song in honour of Chadwick Boseman and even more blessed to hear the baddest @badgalriri voice it to perfection”, she said.
Speaking about “Lift Me Up”, Tems says “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I have lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them.” On working with Rihanna, Tems shares “Rihanna has been an amazing inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honour”.
The news of Tems’ collaboration, out October 28th, comes shortly after Nigeria was set to host the African premiere of ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ in Lagos and months after the release of the movie’s trailer which featured a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” by Tems.