Sat. Apr 1st, 2023

“Free Mind” crooner, Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems has been named Billboard’s number one (1) Top US Afrobeats Artist of 2022.

The announcement was made on Billboard’s website on 1st of December, 2022.

Tems beat Davido, Burna Boy, Ckay, Wizkid, Buna Boy and many others to it. See top 20 list below:

  1. 1.Tems
  2. 2. Burna Boy
  3. 3. CKay
  4. 4. Wizkid
  5. 5. Asake
  6. 6. Fireboy DML
  7. 7. Rema
  8. 8. Ed Sheeran
  9. 9. Omah Lay
  10. 10. Selena Gomez
  11. 11. Oxlade
  12. 12. Justin Beiber
  13. 13. BNXN
  14. 14. Pheelz
  15. 15. Black Sherrif
  16. 16. Davido
  17. 17. Master KG
  18. 18. Kizz Danel
  19. 19. Ayra Starr
  20. 20. Camidoh

Tem’s Biography

Temilade Openiyi is a Nigerian Singer, songwriter, and record producer better known by his stage name Tems. On June 11, 1995, in Lagos, she was born to a Nigerian mother and a British father.

Tems claims that music is her happy spot and the one thing that truly comforts her. It followed that she would start listening to music.

When she was around 13, she made the decision to enter the world of music. She was already aware of her musical talent at the time, describing it as something that comes naturally to her in an interview.

Her teacher recognized her singing ability when she was in school and supported her.

Tem’s singing prowess has not only been recognized by the Nigerian music scene but also by American R&B superstar Chris Brown.

Chris Brown, who had been moved by her singing, gushed about her in a post to his Instagram Story in late December 2020, calling her “…so so so fire.”

She received several international invitations as a result of that fire, including one that took her and fellow musician Omah Lay to Uganda.

Since she first appeared on the music scene, Tems has been affiliated with a number of record labels. She has worked with a number of record labels, including Reset Industries, Human Music, and Leading Vibe Limited, where she is now.

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