Nigerian singer and songwriter, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems has being nominated in the Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act Category at the 2021 BET Awards.
Temilade Openiyi was born on 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
In August 2019, Tems released the single “Try Me”, which became a major hit and currently has over 5.6 million views on YouTube and later in 2020, her collaboration with Afro-pop king, Wizkid on their song “Essence” earned her a number one spot on BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart as at 30 January 2021
The “Try me” hit-maker is on the go!!! once more, as she was nominated in the Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Artist alongside South African R&B singer, Elaine; British acts; Arlo Parks and Bree Runway, who are both rappers and singers.