THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FAST RISING FEMALE ARTIST, TEMS

Movie&Music Update By: Bankole Akmaldeen

Edited by: Bankole Akmaldeen

Temilade Openiyi aka Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer born on 11th June 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Born to a Nigerian mother and a British-Nigerian father, her family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after birth. Her parents divorced when she was five. Tems relocated to Nigeria with her mother and brother, they resided in Ilupeju before moving to Lekki then Ajah. Tems attended Dowen College before proceeding to study Economics in Monash South Africa, for her tertiary education.

She rose to prominence after she was featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single, “Essense”, which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 after the release of a remixed version with an additional feature from Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.[3] That same year, she was featured on Drake’s song, “Fountains”.

In 2022, Tems’ vocals from her song “Higher” were sampled by Future on his single, “Wait For U”, which led to her being credited as a featured artist on the song. It debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first African artist to debut at number one and the second Nigerian artist to top the chart.

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