A popular Nigerian PR expert has taken to his Twitter page to share the screenshots of the chat he once had with buzzing Nigerian singing sensation, Tems where she asked that he helped promote his music.
Chidi shared the chats in a bid to inspire people who feel it might be hard for them to thrive in a place where it seems impossible. Sharing the chats, he narrated how Tems at the time, had asked that he sent her music to a music label executive which would be of help to her career.
Chidi did as requested but the executive said it’ll be hard for her type of music to thrive in the Nigerian music scene or Africa at large. Well, fast forward to years later, she’s rolling with big names in the global music industry and has gained tremendous momentum than she probably thought she would have three years back.
Sharing the screenshots, Chidi wrote,
July 2018, Tems messaged me about promoting her music. I checked her out and liked the songs so much that I reached a friend who was managing an Indie label. But the label owner said she sounded too R&B and declined. Today, Tems is global, rolling with WizKid, Drake & Rihanna. I don’t blame him to be honest. He’d been around enough to know that her sound was going to be a hard sell. Just sharing this conversation because it’s a reminder that if we believe strongly in ourselves, we should keep striving. The world will catch up to our gift.
Read the chats he shared,