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#MusicMonday – Nigerian Musician, Tems

Hello All! You thought I forgot about you, I could not! Today I have been busy, fulfilling orders and getting many things in order for DiasporAfri, LLC on the business side. I wanted to talk about a Nigerian artist who’s been in my head, her name is Tems. I always was disappointed because of the lack of Nigerian female singers, there are a few, but for the size and impact of Afrobeat, there should be more. Tems, born Temilade Openiyi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She began making music in 2018, and was noted for her ability to compose her own songs. In 2020, she linked up with Afrobeat star, and one of Afrobeats earliest stars, Wizkid. They made magic on a tune called “Essence“. Tems first EP, ‘For Broken Ears” was released in 2020. It sounds good to me of course, but well received and celebrated. Her unique raspy voice is what I love. It is unique to the sound I generally hear from Afrobeat artists. I am just glad that more females are rising, it’s about time! Take a listen below.

Tems- Damages (Official Video) – YouTube

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