Tems Net Worth (Singer) (Updated 2022) – Bio Overview.com

Tems Net Worth: Temilade Openiyi aka Tems is a well-known Nigerian singer and songwriter who has a net worth of $1 million US as of 2022. She is one of the leading female artists in the country who gained popularity for her unique heart touching voice. Tems rose to stardom after releasing several hit music such as Try Me, Mr Rebel, as well as her debut EP, For Broken Ears. 

The singer came to the mainstream when she earned 2 US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, after collaborating with legendary artists for their hit tracks including, Drake’s Fountains which was released from his album Certified Lover Boy, and the Wizkid’s hit track Essence. Both of the singles became such a massive success by reaching the top 10.

Tems then teamed up with another popular singer Justin Bieber for the remix version of the song which earned her a Grammy Award nomination. So let’s quickly talk about the total net worth of Tems her salary, income sources, career, biography, luxurious lifestyle, love life, and a lot more.

Net Worth 2022:

Net Worth 2022$1 Million
Annual Salary$300,000
Zodiac SignGemini

Early Life:

Tems was born as Temilade Openiyi on the 11th of June 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, to a British-Nigerian father and a Nigerian mother. Shortly after the birth of Tems, the family relocated to the United Kingdom.

When Tems was only 5 years old, her parents decided to get separated and they got divorced. Due to that, Tems and her mother moved to Ilupeju, Nigeria, and then Lekki, before finally settling into the Ajah.

The singer is quite private about her personal life so she has managed to not disclose any information and the names of her parents and siblings. Tems also has one older brother whose name is not known.

Moving on to her education, she first attended Dowen College in the Lekki area of Lagos, and for her Tertiary education, she proceeded to South Africa. She also enrolled at a University in Johannesburg, South Africa from where she earned a degree in Economics. While studying in school she developed an interest in music and was discovered by her music teacher. From that point forward, she learned to play the piano and her brother’s guitar.

In one of Tems’ interviews, she stated that she started listening to Christian music as a child, thanks to her mom who is fond of Christian music.

While growing up she developed her interest in R&B and rap music. She began listening to artists like Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, a girl group Destiny’s Child, as well as performing her first-ever song If Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Later she also showed her interest in artists such as Lauryn Hill, Asa, Burna Boy, Adele, Paramore, and Coldplay.


When Tems was 15 years old she already knew that she wanted to pursue her career in music. To start her professional career in music, the first step she took was to stop listening to any artist to discover her own style.

Tems began making music with her own identity which led to the birth of a style that is a Genre of R&B, Alté, and Afrobeats. She started sound production while in the university and began to learn the skill to create beats for her own tracks.

Later Tems started her professional music career and came up with the release of her debut single titled Rebel in 2018, in which the beats of the song had been created by her. The single helped her to grab the attention of thousands of audiences as an Alté artiste in the Nigerian music industry.

In August 2019, Tems dropped another single Try Me, which went viral and peaked at #1 on Apple Music Nigeria and #6 on the TurnTable Top 50 chart and amasses more than 10 million views on YouTube. The single was highly hit on the radio and won her millions of fans from all across the country.

After getting huge success from the song, Tems got offered a collaboration with the popular American Khalid. She immediately accepted the offer and released the remix of the song, Know Your Worth, which also featured fellow Nigerian singer, Davido.

On 25 September 2020, Tems eventually dropped her debut EP entitled For Broken Ears, which was produced by her. The extended play quickly became a success in Nigeria, Europe, as well as in North America. The lead single from the EP titled Damages became a hit by surpassing her success with the previous track Try Me.

In the same year, the fellow rapper Wizkid teamed up with Tems to release his hit song Essence which became the most successful track from his album called Made In Lagos. 

That song became the turning point of Tems career as she ranked on the No.1 spot on various charts and earned her several accolades including, Billboard Hot 100, a Soul Train Music Award, BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart, a Soul Train Music Award, 2 NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Global Music Performance.

Moreover, the song Essence grab the attention of legendary Canadian-American singer and rapper Drake who invited Tems to collaborate with him. Drake teamed up with Tems to record his Certified Lover Boy album’s single titled Fountain. That collaborative song was a hit earning Tems second Billboard Hot 100 entry.

On September 2, 2021, Tems released her second EP called If Orange Was A Place, which includes the commercially hit single, Crazy Tings, peaking at #3 on the UK Afrobeats chart.

The song was released under RCA Records and produced by Guilty Beatz. The extended play also reached the top 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart and #17 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. Just before the release of this EP, Tems got an opportunity to sign a deal with a popular record label named RCA records. 

Awards and Achievements:

Tems started her professional singing career in 2015 and since then she has received various awards and accolades for her breakthrough singles and hit EPs. Her single Damages won her Net Honour Awards in 2021 in the category of Most Played Alternative Song.

In addition, her collaboration with rapper Wizkid for the track Essence also won her African American Entertainment Awards, in the categories of Best African Collaboration, Best Video, and Song Of The Year.

Tems received awards nominations such as BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and Grammy Awards, among others. 

Tems Biography and Career


Full NameTemilade Openiyi
Age27 years old
Date Of Birth11 June 1995
Birth PlaceLagos, Nigeria
HometownLagos State
Height5 feet 4 inch (155 cm)
Weight60 Kg (132 lbs)
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParenrsNames Not Known
Education QualificationGraduated

Tems Net Worth:

As of 2022, Tems Net Worth is estimated to be around $1 million US. She is considered one of the top 5 female Nigerian singers in the music industry and has established herself as the most successful artist. Some of Tems’ most popular songs are including, Damages, Try Me, Essence ft Wizkid, Fountains ft Drake, and Mr Rebel. 

The majority of her income comes from the music scene such as hit singles, live shows, collaborations with other famous artists, and a record deal with Leading Vibes and RCA. She has managed to accumulate a pretty good sum of money from her successful music career. Her source of revenue also comes from her YouTube channel as well as brand endorsements and sponsorship deals.

The popular Nigerian singer, Tems became the newest brand ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger which is one of the leading apparel brands. She is also supporting some other brands such as Reebok and more. Tems annual income is over $300k.

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