It is a winning season for Nigerian award-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, as she made her solo debut on Billboard Hot 100 chart with her 2020 song, “Free Mind” off her For Broken Ears EP.
“Free Mind” made it to the chart on Monday, a day after Tems featured on the soundtrack of the trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther sequel, “Wakanda Forever”.
The trailer, released on Sunday, was soundtracked by Tems’ rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”.
For her debut solo entry, Tems peaked at No. 90, making it her fourth time appearing on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In May, Tems made her debut at the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 charts with her feature on “Wait For U” by American rapper, Future.
The track also featured Canadian artiste, Drake, and is the seventh on Future’s latest LP album, I Never Liked You.
Tems had debuted earlier on the Hot 100 last October, with her feature on “Essence” remix. The hit song by Wizkid also featured Justin Bieber, and peaked at No. 9 on the charts.
She got her previous entries into the chart from guest appearances in Drake’s “Fountain”.
In June 2022, Tem broke a record as the first Nigerian female artiste to clinch the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2022.
The 2022 award ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The BET Awards celebrate Black excellence in music, culture and sports.
The talented singer beat Fireboy, Dave from the UK, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from the UK, Ludmilla from Brazil, Major League Djz from South Africa, and Tayc from France.
Receiving the award, Tems urged women and girls to continue on their chosen path, adding that the hard work will soon pay off.