Tems is a singer and songwriter from Nigeria who was born in Lagos on July 11, 1995. She started singing in the church choir when she was a little child, and as she got older, she rose to fame as a vocalist in Nigeria.
Due to the success of her 2019 album Try Me, she became well-known in the music industry. She also solidified her place in the hall of fame by working on a single with American rapper Khalid and Nigerian hip-hop artist Davido. This page will discuss Tem’s biography, which will include information on her music, educational history, and assets.
Temilade Openiyi, better known by her stage as Tems, was born to a Nigerian mother and a British father on July 11, 1995, in Lagos. Her mother lost her father when she was five years old, making her mother the only person left to raise her.
Before enrolling at Dowen College in Lekki, she finished primary school in Lagos. She then moved to Johannesburg and enrolled in an Economics program at a South African institution. Tems was raised in a humble home and discovered her singing talent after signing up for a local chorus.
She started out as a talented musician when she was young. She recorded songs with the school chorus while improving her skills on her brother’s guitar. According to a documentary with MU Narratives, she remembered how her music teacher encouraged her to sing with her natural voice when she doubted her potential.
- Nominated as Next Rated Artist (Female) by City People Music Award.
- Nominated as Best Vocal Performing (Female) by The Headies, 2019
- Nominated for Best Breakthrough Act by MTV Africa Music Award.
Tem’s musical career began when she was a young child and her music teacher taught her how to play the piano. She enjoyed “Solider” by Destiny Child and Lil Wayne. Her favorite performer was Beyoncé, and she had always pictured herself as a legendary artist.
When she was 20 years old, the alternative vocalist started working in the music industry. She released her first EP, “Time Swap EP,” in 2013. “Mr. Rebel,” a song with more than 200,000 views on YouTube, became her first notable single after the publication of her album “Illumination” in 2018.
She then released “Looku Looku,” another song that was warmly appreciated and played frequently on Nigerian radio stations. She lived up to expectations and solidified her place in history with “Try me,” another number-one hit. Try me by Tems, which was released in August 2019, has received over 2 million views on YouTube alone. Tems has recorded albums with the Human Music and Reset Industries labels.
Other songs she has released and featured in includes;
- Too Bad
- Love Me Down
- Try Me
- Come Inn
- These Days
- Mr Rebel
- Ultra Happiness
- Plunge Down the Cascades
- Diss for Lil’ProkS
- Ghost Detain
- If U then I
- Twisted Tilde
- Tales By Moonlight
- Time Swap
- Looku Looku
- Know your Worth – DJ Khalid ft Davido, Disclosure.
- Good Time
- These Days
In 2020, she collaborated to write the song “Know Your Value” with DJ Khalid. The energetic song “Know Your Worth,” which also features Nigerian musician Davido and American singer Disclosure, was on Obama’s summer 2020 playlist.
Tems’ song “Mr. Rebel” earned her a nomination for a 2019 Headies award in the categories of Best Alternative Music and Best Female Vocal Performance.
Tems Net Worth
Tems’ earnings and event fees skyrocketed once she worked with DJ Khalid and received some recognition on a global scale. Her estimated net worth is $100,000 despite the fact that she is a newbie to the industry.