13 Interesting Facts About Fast Rising Nigerian Singer, Tems


Tems is a fast-rising Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer who is currently making waves on the music scene.

She has been in the news in the last 48 hours over her arrest alongside Omah Lay in Uganda for flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

They were arrested shortly after their performance on Saturday night at The Big Brunch, a concert that held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala.


Here are some facts to know about her.

1. Tems real name Temilade Openiyi was born on June 11, 1995, in Lagos to a British father and Nigerian mother.

2. She was raised by a single mother after her parents separated when she was five

3. She discovered her singing talent at an early age after she was noticed by her music teacher

4. She had her primary education in Lagos before proceeding to Dowen College Lekki for her secondary education.

5. Tems studied Economics at a university in Johannesburg.

6. She began producing songs at age 20.

 7. She released her first single ‘Mr Rebel’ in 2018.

8. Her hit song’ Try Me’ shot her into limelight in 2019.

9. She was nominated at the Headies in 2019 for Best Alternative Song and Best Vocal Performance (Female).

10.She released her first EP ‘For Broken Ears’ in 2020 which has songs like Damages, Ice T, Free Mind, Interference, Higher, The Key.

11. Tems was chosen as one of ‘ten artists to watch’ in February2020 by DJ Edu.

12.She got recruited by American singer Khalid in 2020 to join him and fellow Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeats remix of ‘Know Your Worth‘.

13. She was named the new ‘Africa Rising Artist’ on Apple Music in November 2020.

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