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Tems Basic Information Summary
|Real Name:||Temilade Openiyi|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||11 June 1995 (27) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Nigeria|
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Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born on June 11th, 1995. She earned recognition when she appeared on Wizkid’s 2020 single, “Essence,” which received a Grammy Award nomination and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 after being released in a remix with a cameo from Justin Bieber. She appeared on Drake’s song “Fountains” the same year.
Her debut extended play, For Broken Ears, was published on September 25, 2020. Following her signing to RCA Records, Tems issued her second extended play, If Orange Was a Place. Tems’ voice from her song “Higher” were sampled by Future in 2022, and as a result, she was listed as a featured artist on his single, “Wait for U.” She became the second Nigerian musician to top the Billboard Hot 100 after it debuted at the top, making her the first African artist to do so.
In addition to contributing a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” to the soundtrack of the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Tems also had a song from her debut EP, “Free Mind,” chart on the Hot 100 during the same time period. Tems has been nominated for numerous awards over the course of her career and has gone on to win two NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, and a Soul Train Music Award.
Temilade Openiyi is her government name. She abridged her first name to get her stage moniker, “Tems,” which is probably what she is fondly called by friends and family.
Tems is born to a Nigerian mother and a British-Nigerian father, her family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after birth. Shortly afterwards, her mom relocated to Nigeria with Tems and her brother. Suffice to say, she is British-Nigerian as she shares both nationalities.
She hasn’t declared her relationship status publicly and isn’t yet married. She excels at keeping it out of the media. Before becoming renowned, One Dubby, the purported ex-boyfriend of Nigerian singer Tems, bemoaned cheating on her four years prior. Dubby claims that he cheated on Tems with her best friend while they were still in a relationship. He acknowledges that this was a grave error and wishes it could be undone.
Tems is a well-known personality from Nigeria who has had success in her career. In Nigeria’s music industry, she is a well-known and prominent figure. But unlike colleagues of hers, Tems hasn’t declared any of her properties. She is low-key like that and has always been before the fame.
Tems has a number of cars because she has always had a strong affinity for them. She owns a Land Rover, Hyundai, Mercedes, and a number of other stunning vehicles.
Tems has a brother as the sole sibling. Tems does not have a biological sister who is related to her parents. Her only biological sibling is a brother. When she was younger, she would sing in front of her brother as he played guitar.
Her mother is Nigerian and her father is British-Nigerian. Her family relocated to the UK shortly after she was born. But at age five, her parents separated. Tems and her mother and brother moved to Nigeria; they lived in Ilupeju first before relocating to Lekki and subsequently Ajah. Not much is known about her parents, though she is closer to her mom who once starred as an actor in an old, very popular TV commercial for a Nigerian food-seasoning brand, Royco.