Nigerian music star, Tems, talks about how she wants her narrative to be told and why she’s making music in a new exclusive interview with Teen Vogue.
Tems also discusses why she chose the name “Spirit” for her music genre in a new interview with Teen Vogue, as well as what the future holds for her. The interview was published on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021.
Explaining why she chose the name Spirit for her unique kind of Afrobeats music, the singer said:
“I like to crack jokes a lot so in a way, I was joking [when I called it Spirit] but also I wasn’t. What I mean is that’s where my songs come from. They come from my spirit. [Music is] a very spiritual experience for me and that’s why I call it Spirit. It makes you feel and for me, it comes from a very pure place.”
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During the same interview, she was also asked about the inspiration for her new EP. She reveals;
“There’s always a story behind my songs. They’re mostly my thoughts. The process is really just me experiencing things and then me expressing how I feel about these experiences. And that’s mostly what I’ve done for this EP.”