In a shocking revelation that has left the music industry buzzing with amazement, hip-hop sensation Tochukwu Ojogwu, professionally known as Odumodublvck, has disclosed the eye-watering price tag associated with securing a feature from Grammy-winning singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems.
During a recent interaction with fans on the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Odumodublvck opened up about the exorbitant cost of collaborating with Tems.
It all started when a curious fan inquired whether Tems would make an appearance on the deluxe edition of Odumodublvck’s album, ‘Eziokwu.’ Little did they know what shocking revelation awaited them.
In response to the fan’s question, Odumodublvck made it clear that he simply couldn’t afford to bring Tems on board for his album. He dropped the bombshell that Tems charges a staggering $500,000 per verse for a feature. In Naira, this amounts to a jaw-dropping ₦402,470,000.00!
“Hope Tems is on the deluxe, ” the curious fan wrote. Replying Odumodublvck wrote, “1 verse from Tems na 500k USD. Even Hushpuppi leg go first shake before e tremble.”
1 VERSE FROM TEMS NA 500k USD.
EVEN HUSHPUPPI LEG GO FIRST SHAKE BEFORE E TREMBLE https://t.co/hfmlKbC4Y0
— EZIOKWU (@Odumodublvck_) November 24, 2023
This revelation sent shockwaves through the music industry, as fans and fellow artists grappled with the sheer magnitude of Tems’ fee.
The exchange between the fan and Odumodublvck on Twitter went viral, with fans and industry insiders alike expressing their amazement at the incredible sum attached to a Tems feature.
Tems, known for her distinctive voice and outstanding musical talent, has undoubtedly made a name for herself in the global music scene. Her collaboration with international artists and the critical acclaim she has received for her work have contributed to her standing as one of Nigeria’s most sought-after musicians. It seems that her talents come with a price tag that only a select few can afford.
As the news of Tems’ staggering feature fee continues to reverberate through the industry, it raises questions about the economics of collaboration in the music world and underscores the incredible value placed on her artistry.
Artists and fans alike will be watching closely to see how this revelation might impact future collaborations in the Nigerian and international music scenes.