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Tems, born Temilade Openiyi, is a Nigerian music singer, record producer, and songwriter. Her unique and sensational voice coupled with the inspiring lyrics of her songs has captured the heart of many Nigerians.
|Full name:||Temilade Openiyi|
|Date of birth:||11 June 1995|
|Place of birth:||United Kingdom|
|Education:||Dowen College Located in Lekki, Lagos|
|Record label||UMAN MUSIC|
Her breakthrough song, ‘Mr. Rebel’ has won her a fanbase who tag themselves as ‘Rebel Gang’. Since 2018 when the fast-rising Nigerian alternate R&B singer released her first song, she has gone on to release many others. Tems keeps on getting famous in the Nigerian music scene, and this has got many people curious about her.
Tems Early Life
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Tems was born on the 11th of June, 1995 to a British father and a Nigerian mother. She had her early years in the UK but had to return to Nigeria at the age of five after her parents divorced. Returning to Nigeria, Tems lived with her mum and brother in Ajah, Lagos State.
She attended Dowen College for her secondary school education, after which she traveled to South Africa to have a degree in Economics.
Tems Music Career
Tems has always been in love with music. Growing up, Tems music passion was influenced by listening to the likes of Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Adele, Alicia Keys, Ass, Aaliyah, Burna Boy, and many more. When in high school, Tems music teacher was able to spot raw talent in her and started training her voice and having various music sessions with her.
When she was 17, she joined the choir. Together with her brother who plays the guitar, Tems will freestyle with various songs. During her time in the choir, Tems was lucky to find someone who first took her to the studio. All through her stay at the University, Tems maintained her passion for music. She kept on singing, training her voice, freestyling with various songs, and wrote a few lines of songs of her own too.
her journey in the music industry began at the age of 20 when she released her first EP titled “Time Swap EP” in 2013. However, the song didn’t make many breakthroughs as she expected, however, this never discouraged her.
Returning to Nigeria after school, Tems got a job as a digital marketer which she had to quit after a while to pursue full time her long-seated passion for music. The decision happened to be the right one, as shortly after that, in 2018, she released her first single ‘Mr. Rebel’. Mr. Rebel gained a lot of praise and approval from Nigerians, especially on social media. A year after, Tems released ‘Try me’, another great hit that further brought her to stardom. Since the release of the song, Try Me, has gained over 2 million views on YouTube.
Tems hasn’t relented in forging her unique part in the music industry. In September 2020, she released her EP titled “For Broken Ears’. One of the tracks in the album, ‘Damages’ has been rocking the airways in the music industry.
In 2020, American singer Khalid invited Tems to join him and fellow Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeats remix of “Know Your Worth”. That same year, her collaboration with Wizkid on their song “Essence” earned her a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart.
Tems top songs
- Mr. Rebel
- Try Me
- Looku Looku
- Come Inn
- These Days
- If U then I
- Plunge Down the Cascades
- Twisted Tilde
- Too Bad
Her first EP titled ‘For broken ears’ contains the following songs:
- Free mind
- Ice T
- The Key
- High key
- Nominated as Best Vocal Performing (Female) by The Headies, 2019
- Nominated as Next Rated Artist (Female) by City People Music Award.
- Nominated for Best Breakthrough Act by MTV Africa Music Award
Tems Record Label
Tems is signed into Reset Industries record label and HUMAN MUSIC label.
Tems Net Worth
Terms have experienced rapid growth in her time in the Nigerian music industry. She has collaborated with top music artists like Wizkid, Khalid, etc. Her net worth is estimated at $460,000
Tems Social Media Handles.
You can connect with Tems on social media;
- Instagram @TemsBaby
- Twitter @TemsBaby
Terms have managed to live a private life despite her growing popularity and fan base. As of the time of this writing, there is no public record of her owning a house. However, it is reported that she lives in Lagos.
Fortune seems to be smiling on Terms as she takes her career higher in the Nigerian music industry. We wish her success in her endeavors.