Following the release of her sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place this week, Nigeria’s fast-rising singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems has officially signed to Since ’93/RCA Records.
“My team and I have been working really hard over the years, now we’re in a new season and on a higher level and things can only get better as we reach more people all over the world,” the singer said in her statement about the deal. “I’m looking forward to this new partnership with Since ‘93/RCA and working with their talented teams as we enter in this next chapter.”
In a statement to Billboard, RCA chairman/CEO Peter Edge said the singer is “immensely talented” and an “incredible artist” whose “style and vocal abilities know no bounds”
“There’s no doubt she’ll accomplish great things and we can’t wait to see Tems flourish.” said Since ’93 co-president Glyn Aikins, “[Tems is] a once in a generation artist whose originality and style is second to none.”
The “Damages” singer is also featuring in Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ programme for rising artists. Highlights of Tems’ Up Next campaign include a mini-documentary available via Apple Music and Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance on 29 September.
“I’m so so excited to be selected as the Apple Music Up Next artist,” she said. “I’m happy that I can share my story and the story of where I am from. Sending huge love to Apple Music for encouraging artists, and providing the visibility needed to impact societies on a global scale.”
The Isale Eko native also shared that her Up Next accolade represents “a huge opportunity to really allow people to get to know me a bit more and see a bit more into my life and get a bit more perspective on who I am and where I’m from and what my life is about and where the music comes from. Everything that comes with it is an opportunity to be seen and to be maybe understood a bit more.”
Watch Tems ‘If Orange Was A Place’ Below: