Aremu Olaiwola Qudus, aka Director K and the genius behind the visuals of Wizkid’s “Essence” featuring Tems, has taken to his Twitter to share the heartwarming story behind the making of the video that got the world talking about Tems.
According to Aremu, Wizkid wanted Tems to be the highlight of the video and made sure to make her comfortable all throughout the shooting.
“Wiz a real one, had a meeting with him a night before we shot essence, man said I want this project to be about Tems, so I must shoot her in a different and strong light,” said the director, adding, “and it didn’t end there. Shoot day, man stayed close to Tems, watched her do her takes and told her ‘I want to be sure you’re good and comfortable’.”
This note comes hours after Drake announced that Tems is featured in his much-anticipated album, Certified Boy Lover.
Check out the tweets:
watched her do her takes and told her I want to be sure you’re good and comfortable after he’s done with his own take.really amazing to witness all that’s happening with Tems after that lil meeting.
— Director K (@Dir_K_) September 2, 2021