Tems becomes first Nigerian artiste to debut at No.1 on Billboard Hot 100


By Gideon Adonai

Tems has two songs on Billboard’s top ten list, including one at number one, in less than a year.

Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, a Nigerian songstress, has become the first Nigerian artist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Last year, her collaboration with Wizkid earned her a Billboard Top 10 hit. With ‘Essence,’ Wizkid became the first African musician to have a song in the Top 10 Billboard chart as a lead artist, and Tems’ first Top 10 hit.


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Months later, Tems collaborates with Drake and Future on the song ‘Wait For U,’ which appears on Future’s LP album ‘I Never Liked You,’ and debuts at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 – Future’s second, Drake’s tenth, and Tems’ first.