Temilade Openiyi was born on June 11, 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Born to a Nigerian mother and a British-Nigerian father, Tems family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after birth. Her parents separated when she was five, and relocated to Ilupeju, before moving to Lekki, then Ajah. At school she was noticed by her music teacher and she learned the piano. She would practice singing with her brother’s guitar accompaniment.
In 2018, Tems 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 Afrobeats remix of “Know Your Worth”.
2020－Present: For Broken Ears and Essence
On 25 September 2020, Tems released her debut extended play For Broken Ears which contain several tracks and Her single “Damages” from her For Broken Ears EP became another follow up hit to “Try Me”, peaking at number six on the then-newly launched TurnTable Top 50 (a Nigerian chart) and garnering 2.7 million views on YouTube. In 2020, 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
On 8 November 2020, she was included in The Future Awards Africa: Class of 2020. In December 2020, Tems and fellow Nigerian artist Omah Lay were arrested in Uganda while there for a live performance for violating COVID-19 safety laws. They were later released and the charges were dropped.
On 2 September 2021, It was announced on billboards in Lagos that Tems was set to feature on singer Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album.
Nigerian amazing female songwriter and singer Tems delivered out this impressive and hot studio project tagged “If Orange Was A Place (Album)” coming after her recent featured on Drake song Fountain.
This also appears to be one of the most waited sound coming few months after she still joined forces with Wizkid on Essence Remix which featured Justin Bieber.
Listen & Download All Tems – If Orange Was A Place (Album) Below.
1. Tems – Crazy Tings || DOWNLOAD MP3
4. Tems – Avoid Things || DOWNLOAD MP3
5. Tems – Vibe Out || DOWNLOAD MP3