Temidale Openiyi, commonly known by her stage alias Tems, is an award-winning Nigerian musician. She got a limelight moment in 2021 when she secured two spots on the US top 40 entries under the Billboard 100. She is also known for her collaboration with Drake dubbed ‘Certified Lover Boy’.
Tems was born on June 11, 1995, in Nigeria’s Lagos city. Her father is British-Nigerian whereas her mother is of Nigerian descent. Shortly after her birth, together with her, her parents relocated to the United Kingdom. At 5 years of age, her parents divorced, prompting her mother to move back with her to Nigeria. The two moved to Ilupeju, before shifting to Lekki. They later moved to Ajah.
Tems went to a school in Lagos State for her primary school education. She later went to Dowen College situated at Lekki where she obtained her SSCE. This secured her admission to a university in South Africa where she was called to pursue Economics.
Career and Songs
Growing up, Tems enjoyed listening to music. She used to listen to Destiny’s Child songs, with one of her favorites at the time being ‘Solider’ as well as ‘Survivor’. In 2009, she started singing in her church choir.
It was also at this time that she started being serious about music. On many occasions, she would take her brother’s guitar and play it as she sang. She also started recording music around this time.
In 2013, Tems released her first EP dubbed ‘Time Swap EP’. IN 2018, she dropped her album dubbed ‘Illumination’. Tems’ first recognized video was known as ‘Mr.Rebel’, which came shortly after the Illumination album. Mr.Rebel currently stands at 2 million views on YouTube.
Another hitsong of hers known as ‘Looku looku’ came shortly after. It currently stands at 2.3 million views on YouTube. About 1 year later, she released ‘Try Me’, a song that iconized her as a talented musician. Try Me currently has a solid 10 million views on YouTube.
In 2021, she collaborated with Wizkid on their hit song ‘Free mind’. This song went straight to position on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart. In addition, for her first song on the chart, it ranked position 9 at Billboard Hot 100. Other great songs that she has recently released include Damages, Crazy things, Found, Replay, Vibe Out, Avoid things, and The key.
Tems is currently signed under RCA Records. Tems has confirmed that Drake and her are working on another collaboration.
Tems and Arya Starr Sisters?
Even though both of them are Nigerians and musicians that have the same sick flow of music, the two have confirmed that they are not sisters.
Information about Tems’ dating status is currently concealed from the public. We will update you on that once we get our hands on Tems’ boyfriend.
Tems is estimated to be worth about $700,000.
|Real Name||Temidale Openiyi|
|Place of Birth||Lagos|