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Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems was born on the 11th of June 11, 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Born to a Nigerian mother and British 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 that was how she learnt the piano and would practice with her brother’s guitar accompaniment.

Tems was born on the 11th of June 11, 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. Tems was born in Lagos and attended Dowen College in Lekki and studied and graduated in economics in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2018 she recorded and released her self composed song, Mr Rebel, a song that placed her name in the hearts of fans and that was how she started building her rebel gang, a name she calls her loyal fans.

After amassing such love from fans, Tems dropped another hit single ‘Try Me’ in August 2019 that’s fast becoming a signature fans ascribe the song to her brand. Try Me’ is a major hit for Tems and it currently has over 4.6 million views on YouTube.

In 2020 Tems was selected as one of the talented artistes to watch out for on Notjustok’s annual list list that highlights upcoming talents in the industry at the beginning of every year and her name was also among the artiste’s to watch out for on BBC Radio’s DJ Edu’s “ten artists to watch”. Same 2020, the Lagos raised singer was recruited by DJ Khalid to join him and fellow Nigerian Davido on an Afrobeats remix of Know Your Worth.

Tems has released one EP. Tems released her debut album, For Broken Ears EP, on the 25th of september 2020, following the release of her single, Damages from the album and also the new If Orange Was A Place EP.

VIDEO: Tems – Damages

VIDEO: Tems – Damages

Tems – Not An Angel Visualizer

Tems – Not An Angel

Tems – Me & U