Tems’ biography: net worth, father, nationality, full name,

Nigerian international singer Tems happens to be one Nigerian youngster who has seen massive growth in their career within a short period.

All thanks to Nigerian music star Ayo Balogun Wizkid, Tems got a feature in his Made In Lagos album and the track Essence, which sang on alongside the Star Boy, has been rated as one of the most listened to songs in the world.

Tems is on her way to winning her first Grammy Awards after she was recently nominated alongside Wizkid in Essence.

The Nigerian today has grown beyond the Nigerian industry and is now rated highly outside the country’s shore.

This article is focused on what you should know about Tems, continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Name Tems
Real Name Temilade Openiyi
Gender Female
Date of Birth June 11th 1995
Age 26 years old
Occupation Musician
Tribe Yoruba
Nationality Nigeria
Record Label Reset Industries, Human Music
Net Worth $200,000

Tems’ biography

Her real name is Temilade Openiyi,, and she was born on the 11th of June 1995 to a Nigerian mother and a British Nigerian father in the UK.

The report revealed that when Tems was five years old, her parents divorced, and she relocated with her mother to Nigeria, where they resided in Ajah Lekki.

There are reports that Tems has a brother, but there are no records of who he is. Tems is a British Nigerian and celebrated her 26th birthday in June 2021.


Tems was a student at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos state, where she bagged her SSCE and later gained admission to study economics in a university in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she graduated from.


Tems has been interested in music from a tender age and was a part of her local church choir. She learnt to play the piano at an early age and continued to make music even in university.

Temilade Oyeniyi, in 2018, wrote and released her first single, “Mr Rebel”. Then she dropped a single dubbed “Try Me” in 2019; the same song brought her to the limelight in the Nigerian industry as it had over 2.8 million views on YouTube.

The year 2020 came and Tems dropped Looku Looku and then her first EP titled “For Broken Ears.”

American Singer Khalid in 2020 featured Tems and DMW boss Davido in the Afrobeats remix of the song “Know Your Worth”.

Tems has worked with the likes of Drake, Wizkid, among others and is rated highly in the Nigerian music industry. Some of the songs by Tems are listed below;

  • Mr Rebel
  • Looku Looku
  • Try Me
  • Come Inn
  • These Days
  • If U then I
  • Oldschool
  • Plunge Down the Cascades
  • Cruising
  • Epiphany
  • Diss for Lil’ProkS
  • Ultra Happiness
  • Ghost Detain
  • Love Me Down
  • Falling
  • Twisted Tilde
  • Tales By Moonlight
  • Time Swap
  • Good Time
  • These Days


  1. Tems was nominated as Best Vocal Performing (Female) by The Headies in 2019
  2. She was nominated as Next Rated Artist (Female) by City People Music Award.
  3. In 2021 she was nominated for a Grammy Award


In 2020, Tems was arrested and charged to court alongside Nigerian singer Omah Lay and Seun Awoniyi in Uganda for going against the country’s COVID-19 policy.

Personal life

There are no details on whether Tems is in a relationship, she is, however, focused on building her career.

Net Worth

Tems is reportedly worth $200,000.