Tems is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born in Lagos on 11th June 1995. The journey into music started in 2009, as a choirestar in the church and rose to become one of the young famous singers in Nigeria. In this post, we will be writing about Tems biography, her age, songs, educational background, and her net worth.
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Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems was born on the 11th of June, 1995, in Lagos, into a family of a Nigerian mum and British father. Her father left her mum when she was 5, so she was raised by her single mum. After her primary education which she did in Lagos, she attended Dowen College in Lekki. She later moved to Johannesburg to study Economics in a South African university. Tems grew up in a simple family, she discovered her music talent after she joined a local choir. She took the basic steps in becoming a wonderful musician during her childhood days, she recorded songs with her school choir and practiced with her brother’s guitar. According to a documentary with MU Narratives, she recounted how her music teacher encouraged her to sing with her real voice when she doubted her capability.
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In 2018 Tems quit her job to pursue a career in music, she recorded "Mr Rebel '', a song of her own composition. In August 2019, she released the single "Try Me" which became a hit track. In 2020, DJ Edu chose her as one of "ten artists to watch '' that year.She was recruited that year by American singer Khalid to join him and fellow Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeat remix of "Know Your Worth".
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JOURNEY SO FAR
On 25 September 2020, Tems released her debut extended play For Broken Ears, it was produced primarily by Tems and her single "Damages'' from the EP became another follow up hit to "Try Me", peaking at number one on the Apple Music Nigeria and number six on the then-newly launched TurnTable Top 50 chart and garnering five million views on YouTube. In 2021, her collaboration with Wizkid on their song "Essence" earned her a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart. and also earned her first career entry on Billboard Hot 100 at number 9.Tems won a Soul Train Music Awards,two NAACP Image Awards, and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Global Music Performance.
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On 8 November 2020, she was included in The Future Awards Africa: Class of 2020.
On 2 September 2021, it was announced by Billboard that Tems was set to feature on rapper Drake's Certified Lover Boy album. The collaboration with Drake on the song "Fountains" earned her her second Billboard Hot 100 entry, debuting at number twenty six.
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On 15 September 2021, Tems released her second extended play titled If Orange Was a Place, primarily produced by GuiltyBeatz and supported by the single "Crazy Things" which peaked at number three on the UK Afrobeats chart. It also debuted at number seven on the Billboard World Albums chart and at number nine on the Heatseekers Album chart. Her collaboration withBrent Faiyaz, "Found", from the EP, debuted at number seventeen on the Hot R&B Songs chart, number thirty three on the New Zealand hot singles chart and number one on the UK Afrobeats Chart.
In May 2022, Tems was featured alongside Drake on "Wait for U", the second single from American rapper Future's album I Never Liked You.it earned her her first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and made her the first African female artiste to top the chart and the first African singer debut at number one on the chart.
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SONGS RELEASED SO FAR
If U then I
Plunge Down the Cascades
Diss for Lil’ProkS
Love Me Down
Tales By Moonlight
Know your Worth – DJ Khalid ft Davido, Disclosure.