Temilade Openiyi is her real name but widely and popularly known as Tems. She is a popular Nigerian alternative R&B singer, songwriter and producer with numerous hit singles.
Tems was born on July 23, 1996 in Lagos to a Nigerian mother and a British father. Tems family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after birth. Her parents separated when she was five years old and was raised by a single mother. She later relocated to Ilupeju, before moving to Lekki, Nigeria.
Tems studied at Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos. She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in Johanesbourg University, South Africa.
Her Musical Career
Tems kick-started her musical career at a young age of 11 where she joined her school choir.
She became professionally known after her first single, “Mr Rebel” in August 2018, a music that shot her to limelight and made her a household name. The song was very successful and received massive airplay across Nigeria.
In 2019, Tems released another hit single, ‘Try Me’. The music was another record breaking with over 4 million views on YouTube.
In 2020, DJ Edu chose her as one of “ten artistes to watch” that year. Again, the talented Nigerian singer was picked that year by an American singer Khalid to join him.
Tems also featured with top Nigerian stars like Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeats remix of ‘Know Your Worth’.
Tems has since released several hit songs, some of which include:
• Try Me
• Come Inn
• Mr Rebel
• Twisted Tilde
• Ghost Detain
• Looku Looku
• If U Then I
• Old School
The beautiful, versatile and highly talented Nigerian singer is also a music producer. She began music production at the age of 20 and has so far produced a number of songs.
Like any other human on earth, Tems was reportedly involved in a controversial issue while on a live performance. She was arrested alongside a Nigerian artist, Omah Lay in Uganda for violating Covid’19 safety laws. They have since been released and charges against them dropped.
Awards and Nominations
Tems brilliant music has received wide acceptance, earning her awards and nominations some and most recent of which are:
• 2019 Best Vocal Performance (Female) and Best Alternative Song at the Headies.
Her Personal Life
Tems marital relationship is not known but there is no news that the highly talented Nigerian singer is married.
Her Net Worth
Tems has made a huge fortune from her music career with an estimated net worth of about $400,000 dollars.
Tems is also a social media lover with large followers. You can reach her on her instagram:
• Instagram @temsbaby
• Soundcloud – temsbaby