Nigerian music star Tems has opened up on how she got involved with Rihanna on her latest single ‘Lift Me Up’ for ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’.
The lead promotional single for the highly anticipated film features writing credits from Tems, Swedish composer and record producer for the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, Ludwig Göransson, the film’s director, Ryan Coogler and Rihanna.
It serves as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who passed away following his battle with colon cancer.
Speaking on how the song came to be in a chat with Power 105.1's Gabe Pabon, Tems said; “I was writing in general for Black Panther and I wrote the song.
“Ryan and Ludwig, we met up with them and they gave us the direction.
“They had some words on the song already. Ludwig also composed it; we all collaborated and brought it together.”
On how it feels to help pay tribute to Chadwick, she said; “I think Chadwick was definitely a special person all through.
“And it's an honour to be part of something that remembers him.”