Temilade Openiyi is a Nigerian singer who goes by the stage name Tems. On Sunday, at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, she won her first Grammy.
The singer has done great things in the music business both in the United States and abroad.
The PUNCH talks about five times when Tems changed the way music was made.
The singer is the first Nigerian woman to win a Grammy. On Sunday night, she won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” award for her part in “Wait for U,” the hit song by Future and Drake from 2022.
2. She was the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for an Oscar for her work on Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up,” a song from the movie “Wakanda Forever” that she sang on.
3. In 2022, Tems made history by being the first Nigerian and African female musician to win the BET Award for Best International Act.
4. With her part on Future’s Wait For U in 2022, the singer of “Essence” made history as the first Nigerian artist to debut at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. In 2022, Tems made history with her single “Free Mind.” It was the first time a female artist debuted at No.1 on the Billboard US Afrobeat song charts without a feature.