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Showcase: Tems

Tems (Temilade Openiyi) is a Nigerian alternative RnB and NeoSoul singer and songwriter. The young singer broke records mildly with her song, ‘Try Me’, in 2019. Tems was born to a British father and a Nigerian mother. She started to work her love for music when she was 11 years old. She was encouraged by her music teacher who prodded her to learn the piano. She also sang while she played her brother’s guitar. She has gone ahead to work with the African-American Khalid, and Nigerian Pop-Star Davido in the remix of Khalid’s love song, ‘Know Your Worth’. Tems has also featured in the songs of international artistes such as Show Dem Camp, Blackmagic, DRB Lasigi and Odunsi bringing to their songs her unique feminine power and voice to Afrobeats, Afro-pop, highlife and others sonic vibes.

Tems has released songs ‘Looku Looku’, ‘Damages’, ‘Mr Rebel’, and most recently, ‘These Days’. Tems sometimes mixes Pidgin English, British English and a Patwa twang to her songs which usually explores love, relationships and a bit of social discourse.

Tems has released songs ‘Looku Looku’, ‘Damages’, ‘Mr Rebel’, and most recently, ‘These Days’. Tems sometimes mixes Pidgin English, British English and a Patwa twang to her songs which usually explores love, relationships and a bit of social discourse. 

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