Tems trolled for her lacklustre performance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Award-winning artist, Tems. Picture: Instagram

Award-winning artist, Tems. Picture: Instagram

Published May 23, 2024


Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats artist Tems recently featured on the popular American late-night talk show, “The Tonight Show”, hosted by actor and comedian Jimmy Fallon.

The “Me & U” hitmaker was on the show to promote her upcoming world tour and album, “Born in the Wild”.

Set to be released on June 7, the album includes singles like “Me & U”, “Not an Angel” and “Love Me JeJe”.

During her five minute live performance on “The Tonight Show”, which is now currently on YouTube, viewers from around the world took to social media to drag her for her lacklustre performance.

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Taking to X, @DanielRegha wrote: “Tems doesn't have a good stage presence; Her songs doesn't require shouting or jumping, but still, her live performances are quite awful truth be told.

“There's always no energy when she's performing live, & sometimes go off beats. Her appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one proof. No offence.”

— Daniel Regha (@DanielRegha) May 22, 2024

@omoiyaakeem added: “No offence but Tems needs to work on her stage performance, she literally puts in zero energy & her dance routines are incredibly du!!. She needs to improve. No offence.”

@Chukwue37618191 commented: “I thought I was the only one who noticed it. Her audios is cool but she has zero stage performance.”

Meanwhile, @OluOfLove came to Tems defence and said: “Cut her some slack. You all pushed her to start focusing on things like her body other than what we love her for, which is her very unique and powerful voice.

“It's a distraction, IMO. I dont need her moving too much, Ayra does that well. I just need her to SING!”

Last year, South African Grammy-Award winning musician Tyla made her dazzling US TV debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where she performed her hit song, “Water”.

Back in 2016, local band Beatenberg also performed on the popular talk show alongside British folk rock band, Mumford & Sons.