Temilade Openiyi

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Updated: May 15, 2021

Birth Name: Temilade Openiyi

Stage Name: Tems

Birth Date: June 11, 1995

Occupation(s): Nigerian Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Genre: Afrobeat, Alternative R&B

Years Active: 2018 till present

Net Worth: Unknown

Record Label: Leading Vibe LTD


Personal Life

Tems is a British-Nigerian singer and songwriter born in Lagos on June 11, 1995, to a British father and a Nigerian mother. Her parents got separated when she was five, so she was raised by her mum. She attended Bowen College in Lekki and then studied Economics at a University in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Tems started music at age 11 when she joined her school choir and started music production when she was 20. She released her first single ‘Mr. Rebel’ in 2018. She also released her hit single ‘Try Me’. Try Me became a popular hit track and has over 3.8 million views on YouTube. She was recruited that year by American singer Khalid to join him and fellow Nigerian singer Davido on an Afrobeats remix of Know Your Worth in 2020.

She was named as one of ‘ten artists to watch’ by DJ Edu.


In December 2020, Tems was arrested alongside her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, and fellow singer, Omah Lay, for violating Covid-19 regulations by performing in a concert in Uganda.


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2022 Grammys: Tiwa Savage Celebrates Tems On Nomination

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Wizkid's 'Essence' Ft. Tems Certified Platinum In The US

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Tems, Rihanna Meeting: Nigerians Mock Don Jazzy

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Singer Tems Finally Meets Rihanna In Los Angeles [Video]

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Tems Drops EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

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Tems Returns With New Single 'Crazy Tings' [Lyrics]

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Tems Features On Drake's Upcoming Album 'Certified Lover Boy'

Nigerian songstress Tem has continued to make international waves as she has been featured on D...

Wizkid Enlists Justin Bieber For 'Essence' Remix Ft. Tems [Lyrics]

Finally, the remix of Wizkid's 'Essence' featuring American singer Justin Bieber is...

Singer Tems Makes Historic Debut On Billboard Top 100

Singer Tems, has achieved a major feat as she has debuted on the Billboard top 100 li...

Wizkid's Essence Breaks Into US Apple Music Top 50

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Singer Tems Nominated For BET Viewers' Choice Category Award

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