Tems is a popular and one of the most talented Nigerian songwriters, singers, and show performers she has been active in the music industry for over 5 years and she is one of the best in the industry in Nigeria. Tems is known for her unique vocals, skillful music writing, and sweet melodies.


Tems now have the necessary qualities that are needed from top musicians in the Nigerian music industry.

In this article, I will let you know all the necessary details about Tems including her biography, career, record label net worth, personal life, and more information about this popular Nigerian songwriter and singer.  


Tems Wiki


Full Name: Temilade Openiyi

Stage Name: Tems

Born: 11 June 1995

Place of Birth:    Lagos, Nigeria

State Of Origin: Lagos State

Nationality: Nigerian

Height:    1.55 m

Parents: Mr. and Mrs Openiyi

Husband • Spouse: Not Married

Boyfriend: Not Available

Occupation: Singer • Songwriter

Net Worth: US$5 million


Tems Biography


Tems is a popular Nigerian songwriter and singer she was born on the 11th Of June 1995 to Mr and Mrs Openiyi. Her father is British-Nigerian. And her mother is a Nigerian who hails from the western part of Nigeria.


Temilade Openiyi is the full or real name of Tems, she was born in Lagos State Nigeria before her parents relocated to the United Kingdom, but their stay in the country ended when her parents divorced. 


So, Tems and her brother relocated back to Nigeria with their mum.


They resided in Ilupeju before living in Victoria Island, Lekki, and Ajah, respectively.




Tems started her education at an elementary school in the UK before her parents moved back to Nigeria, she attended an expensive primary school for her elementary education.


Tems attended Dowen College, Lekki, for her high school before she proceeded to the University in Johannesburg, South Africa where she studied Economics.


Tems Career 

Tems began to get interested in music from an early age, so she started to create music in her method, and this led to the birth of a style that is a mixture of Alté, Afrobeats, and R&B.


In the university, she started learning sound production so that she could produce beats for her songs.


In 2018, Tems launched her music career with her debut song, Rebel, she produced the beat for the single. She also dropped another single titled Try Me, 


Tems received a collaboration from American singer Khalid for the remix, Know Your Worth. The remix featured Davido.


In September 2020. Tems dropped an EP titled For Broken Ears. Likewise, she collaborated with Wizkid on Essence‘s song.


Tems earned a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart, a Billboard Hot 100, a Soul Train Music Award, two NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Global Music Performance with Wizkid's Essence.


With the help of Essence's song, she had the opportunity to collaborate with Canadian-American singer and rapper Drake. Also featured on Fountain, one of Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy album tracks. Fountain earned her second Billboard Hot 100.


Tems Awards


In 2021-African Entertainment Awards USA


  • Won Best Video(Essence)   
  • Won Song of the Year(Essence)


2022-BET Awards


  • (Essence)Justin Bieber, Wizkid, and Tems won Best Collaboration
  • Tems won Best International Act


Tems also won a Grammy award for the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song Wait for U with Future and Drake


Tems Private Life


Tems is one of the few Nigerian celebrities who kept their private life relatively low-key, and a lot of her details are not available to the general public, especially when it comes to his personal life. 


At the moment, she is not married and there is no more information about his girlfriend.


Tems lives in Lagos, especially on the Island, she is from the Yoruba tribe and originated from the western part of Nigeria.


Tems Net Worth


At the moment, Tems's net worth is about $5Million. Her major source of income is from streaming revenue, show performance, collaboration fees, and other income for an average Nigerian musician. 


Tems has been one of the most successful female artists in Nigeria currently after numerous music hit songs, awards, and album releases. 


Tems is still in the entertainment business, so you should expect her network to increase in the future.