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Tems Will Appear On Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy'

Billboards have been popping up across Lagos confirming Tems' feature on Drake's new album.

Drake's long-awaited new album Certified Lover Boy is set to drop tomorrow, September 3.

Ahead of the release, the Canadian superstar started teasing the album's features by putting up billboard announcements across several cities. The ones that caught our eye, as reported by PulseNG, are those in Lagos that simply read: "Hey Nigeria TEMS is on CLB."

Past OkayAfrica contributor and Afrobeats Intelligence founder Joey Akan captured them on Twitter below:

Tems has had a huge 2021 with "Essence," the Wizkid single which she features on, blowing up across North American charts and markets and, even, getting a Justin Bieber remix.

Drake has of course featured and collaborated with a number of Nigerian artists in the past, most notably with Wizkid on "One Dance," "Come Closer" and more.

The Canadian artist also announced a host of other features for Certified Lover Boy across cities like Atlanta, Chicago, LA, Memphis and New York which confirm that Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Giveon, Ty Dolla $ign, Project Pat, Yebba, and, apparently. Jay-Z will also feature on the album.

Check out some of the other billboards below.

We'll be waiting on that Tems track!

Update: Tems just posted the billboards herself. See below


Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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