Tems Names Her Favourite African Artistes And It’s So Unexpected

BY JO Mensah October 29, 2023 1:10 PM EDT
Tems is a fn of Tyla and Asake Photo source: Instagram/@temsbaby

Tems has listed her favourite African artistes and it does not include Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid.

The Nigerian singer, in an interview on the red carpet of the 2023 TIME100 Next Event, shared her admiration for some African musicians.

The rising star, known for her soulful and captivating music, revealed that she holds Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Asake and South African singer Tyla as her favourite African musicians.

Tems, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, has been making waves in the global music scene with her unique blend of R&B, soul, and Afrobeats. Her hit songs like Damages and Essence (a collaboration with Wizkid) have garnered international acclaim and solidified her place in the global music scene.

During the interview, Tems was asked about her musical influences and the artistes she looks up to. Without hesitation, she mentioned Asake, a fellow Nigerian artiste who gained recognition for his hit song Mr Money.

Asake’s infusion of Afrobeats and Amapiano rhythms with catchy melodies has made him a standout figure in the Nigerian music industry.

Tems also expressed her admiration for Tyla, a South African singer who has been taking the music world by storm.

Tyla, known for her Billboard No.1 single Water, has earned a reputation for her captivating voice and unique sound, which fuses elements of pop, R&B, and Amapiano.

Tems’ choice of Asake and Tyla as her favourite African musicians showed her appreciation for diverse musical styles and the talented artistes emerging from the African continent.

his recognition from a fellow artist as promising as Tems is a testament to the growing influence of both Asake and Tyla.

Tems makes impressive showing on Billboard

Meanwhile, Tems, is making incredible waves on the international stage with her latest single, Me & U.

The song, released on October 5, debuted at number 6 on the prestigious Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.

This impressive feat not only solidifies Tems’ position as a global musical force but also highlights the growing influence of African artistes in the world of music.