Trailblazing singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly called Tems, is relishing her fast rise in the music industry beyond the shores of Nigeria.
Tems who gained international recognition after featuring in Wizkid’s 'Essence', off his fourth studio album, 'Made In Lagos', admitted that she did not realise how far she had come till she left Nigeria.
Although 'Essence' put her on the world map, Tems had earned around 12 million plays across multiple streaming platforms, with nearly 7 million between YouTube and Spotify alone, with her most successful single, 'Try Me' which dropped in 2019.
Afterwards, Tems who recently met with global superstar Rihanna at Los Angeles in the United States released her debut EP 'For Broken Ears' in 2020.
Marking the one year anniversary of the EP on Saturday via Instagram, Tems who released her second EP 'If Orange Was A Place' a few weeks ago expressed gratitude to the "Most High".
“GANG, It’s one year of For Broken Ears today. Really Feels like ages ago. I cannot tell it all what the Most High has done for me. Turned me into a trailblazer.
“Though we are all mad, I have decided not to disguise anymore. I didn’t realise just how far I have come till I left home. Nigeria does that to you.
“I pray we all see the power we have but we’re all too busy disguising. No more. I enter the door with my full chest.
"If you are seeing this, own your madness. And let your light shine. Thank you for the abundance of love. I appreciate you GANG.”