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Tems joins Beyonce in Renaissance 

By Chinonso Ihekire
06 August 2022   |   3:38 am
Nigerian superstar, Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, continues to ink her name within the halls of fame, with her meteoric rise within the music industry.

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Nigerian superstar, Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems, continues to ink her name within the halls of fame, with her meteoric rise within the music industry. The RnB chanteuse blessed the much-anticipated Beyonce record, Renaissance, with her vocals on the femme-empowering song dubbed, Move. 

With Tems, everything no longer feels like a surprise. From midwifing one of the most popular songs in the world, Essence, to breaking chart records, such as becoming Billboard’s first African female No. 1 artiste, to performing at renowned stages such as Glastonbury, 02 Arena, among others, down to earning Grammy nods and a BET win, Tems has been on a roll, and at a very unprecedented speed, too.

The singer, during her recent performance, in London, revealed how she and her mother laboured before her big break in the industry. 

She narrated how her mother allowed her to chase her dreams, in the middle of their turmoil, supporting her through her formal resignation at her job and her decision to take on music full time. 

“Before I quit my job, my mum had broken her leg and we were in a really tough place and someone broke into her house and held her at knife point and I told her I want to do this thing, I want to actually release a song, I want to try. And even though we were struggling, she said ‘yeah I’m with you I think this is what you’re meant to do. It took a lot for me to see my mum suffer and I released a song called Mr Rebel and I’m dedicating this song to my mum,” she said. 

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