Who is Tems?
Temilade Openiyi best known as Tems (born June 11, 1995) is a Nigerian female artiste who works in the Afrobeats, R&B, and Alté genres of music.
Temilade Openiyi, the music star who goes by her stage name Tems, became a sensation in the music industry after the release of her debut single, Mr Rebel, which she produced herself.
She rose to prominence in the Nigerian music scene after releasing a follow-up single titled “Try Me”. Tems became a favorite of millions of Afrobeats fans in the country after releasing her debut EP, For Broken Ears, in 2020.
The singer has two Billboard Hot 100 chart entries. The first came from her collaboration with Wizkid on the single “Essence.” The former resulted from being featured on Fountains, one of Drake’s singles from his album, Certified Lover Boy.
Tems was born on June 11, 1995, to Mr. and Mrs. Openiyi, a Yoruba family. Her father is British-Nigerian, and she received her British citizenship from him. Her mother is a Nigerian from the South Western region.
Tems was born in the city of Lagos to parents who named her Temilade Openiyi. She is the family’s second child and has an older brother. The Openiyis moved to the United Kingdom shortly after her birth, but their stay was cut short when her parents divorced. As a result, she and her brother returned to Nigeria with their mother, While her father remained in the United Kingdom.
When they returned, they first lived in Ilupeju before moving to Victoria Island, and they also lived in Lekki and Ajah. As a result, she has had a relatively comfortable upbringing.
Her music teacher discovered her musical talent while she was in high school. She also learned to play the piano and guitar as a teenager.
Tems attended an elementary school in the United Kingdom briefly. When she returned to Nigeria, she enrolled in an expensive primary school for her elementary education.
She completed her high school education at Dowen College, Lekki, and graduated.
She graduated from a university in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a degree in Economics.
The Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi was born on June 11, 1995. As of [year], she’s 28 years old.
Tems has not revealed anything about her personal life. Dubby, on the other hand, claimed to be her ex-boyfriend. He claimed that the two split up because he cheated on her with her best friend. She denied ever meeting or seeing him in her response.
As of [year], Tems’ net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $3 million. Her source of income is mainly from her music career and endorsement.
She’s a fast rising Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. She became interested in music as a child and used to play the guitar and piano in school.
Tems discovered her talent after joining a local choir and later recording songs with them. Her brother owned a guitar, which she used for practice.
In 2018, she released her first single, Mr Rebel, which she produced herself. She followed up with another single, Try Me, a year later. In 2020, Davido featured the Nigerian singer in a reworked version of the American singer Khalid and Disclosure’s Know Your Worth.
She rose to prominence after being featured in Wizkid’s Essence. Her song was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has also appeared alongside Drake on Future’s 2022 single Wait For You. The single debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first African artist to do so and the second Nigerian to do so.
The Nigerian singer has been nominated for two BET Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, and one Soul Train Music Award.