“Tems, take it easy” — Mixed reactions as Tems passionately hugs Wizkid live onstage (video)


“Tems, take it easy” — Fans react as singer Tems passionately hugs Wizkid onstage (video)

Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi widely known as Tems, has set tongues wagging on social media over the way she hugged her colleague Wizkid at a recent concert.

The Afrobeat sensations, who are best known for their hit song ‘Essence’, performed together at the much-anticipated ‘Essence Fest’ on Sunday night, July 2.

After their energetic performance, Wizkid took a moment to express his gratitude and give a speech dedicated to Tems, who is 28 years old.


During this time, what caught people’s attention was the way Tems held tightly onto Wizkid and rubbed his arms affectionately before giving him a warm embrace. All the while, Wizkid didn’t reciprocate the hug and simply continued speaking.

This singular incident has sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with many calling out Tems for inappropriately touching Wizkid instead of respecting his boundaries.

Read some comments as you scroll,

@wurd_bishop wrote, “Now if this was wiz hugging and touching her,umu uwa will say he is sexualizing her,so now that it is the other way round what will you term it?”.

@realshadollz wrote, “Why is tems sexualizing my big wiz 😂😂😂”.

@kingstepheneniv wrote, “Women are not talking now ooo. I thought they refer to this as harassment?”.

@opromotus wrote, “That year she comot wizkid hand we no hear word….be like conji don hold am at this moment…maybe den nack sef later😂😂😂😂”.

Watch the video below,



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